CAIC WZ-10

CAIC WZ-10

The WZ-10 (WZ, 武直 = Wuzhuang Zhishengji, 武装直升机, literally "Armed Helicopter") is an attack helicopter developed by the People's Republic of China. It is designed primarily for anti-tank missions but is believed to have a secondary air-to-air capability as well. It is being built by Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC).

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CAIC WZ-10 - Specifications (estimated)
... General characteristics Crew 2 Length 14.15 m (ft) Rotor diameter 13.0 m (ft) Height 3.85 m (ft) Empty weight 5,540 kg (lb) Loaded weight 7,500 kg (lb) Useful load 1,500 kg (lb) Max ... takeoff weight 7,500+ kg (lb) Powerplant 2 × WZ-9 turboshaft, 1000 kw (1350 shp) each Performance Maximum speed 300+ km/h Cruise speed 270+ km/h Range 800+ km Service ceiling 6,400 m (ft) Rate of climb over 12 m/s (ft/min) Armament Guns 23 mm or 30 mm autocannon mounted on chin turret (optional 30 mm or 40 mm automatic grenade launchers, or 14.5 mm Gatling gun) Hardpoints 4 Rockets 57 mm, 90 mm multi-barrel unguided rocket pods Missiles Up to 8 HJ-10 air to surface / anti tank / anti helicopter missiles Up to 8 HJ-8, HJ-9 missiles Up to 8 TY-90 air-to-air missiles Up to 4 PL-5, PL-7, PL-9 air-to-air missiles Avionics YH millimetre-wave fire-control radar Helmet mounted sight with night vision goggles BM/KG300G self protection jamming pod Blue Sky navigation pod KZ900 reconnaissance pod YH-96 electronic warfare suite ...