Helicopter CAIC Z-10. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter CAIC Z-10. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter CAIC Z-10. Specifications. A photo.


CAIC Z-10 - Chinese attack helicopter developed by Aircraft Corporation «Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation» ( «CAIC») in 2003 year.


Photo CAIC Z-10


Combat attack helicopter model CAIC Z-10 Chinese aircraft manufacturers began to be developed with the participation of designers aviarazrabotchikov of the Russian company "Kamov" in 1998 year. The main reason for the start of the development was the need in the creation of combat aircraft, capable to effectively combat against armored ground vehicles, as in fact, up to 2000-ies, in the Air Force of China no effective martial percussion unit.

The CAIC Z-10 helicopter project was developed in a very short time and already in 2003 the helicopter performed its first test flight, which turned out to be quite a failure, since most of the expectations of the aircraft developers did not come true. Due to the fact that the management of the aircraft manufacturer "Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation" was dissatisfied with the first prototype, the project was sent for additional revision, where it stayed for another 9 years, until it was officially presented in 2012.


CAIC Z-10 photo


To date, the combat helicopter model CAIC Z-10 is a fairly effective attack helicopter capable of quickly attacking enemy positions from the air, including destroying both the living force of the enemy, and lightly armored and armored vehicles. Due to the high performance of this aircraft, the CAIC Z-10 helicopter is very popular, and is one of the main shock units of the Chinese Air Force (there are more than 100 helicopters of this model in the country), and in the near future it is supposed to be exported to other Countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

Armament helicopter CAIC Z-10 consists of:

  • Air automatic gun, caliber 23-mm., 25-mm. or 30-mm .;
  • Large-caliber machine gun 12,7-mm. or 14,5-mm .;
  • Kit rockets;
  • Probes Kit missiles for targets with high accuracy lesions, including airborne targets.

The crew of the CAIC Z-10 helicopter consists of two people - the pilot and the gunner, while, when using an automatic aircraft cannon or homing missiles, the helicopter pilot can independently control the weapons systems. Due to the fact that the aircraft belongs to the class of combat aircraft, the transportation of goods and people on board is not possible.


Helicopter CAIC Z-10


The power plant helicopter model CAIC Z-10 consists of two gas turbine engines of the brand WZ-9, each of which is capable of traction in 1350 hp, which in turn very much for attack helicopters. The maximum speed of flight CAIC Z-10 aircraft can be up to 350 km \ h., While the maximum distance is determined by the distance of the flight in 825 kilometers.


Specifications CAIC Z-10.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 14,15 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,85 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 13 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 5540 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 7000 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 275 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 350 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 825 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6400 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × WZ-9;
  • Power: 2 × 1350 hp


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