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    Default PICS : Chinese Z-10 Gunship Helicopter

    Chinese aerospace giant AVIC II was able to secretly develop Z-10 gunship helicopter program and kept it hidden from the eyes of the world for several years. The Zhi-10 (Z-10) Gunship helicopter uses a typical, tandem-seat gunship helicopter configuration and is powered by twin-engines. It is being developed by the by Changhe Aircraft Industries Group (CAIG) and China Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI), both of which are subsidiary companies of AVIC II.Z-10 Gunship helicopter’s fuselage has been designed to reduce its radar cross section (RCS) and it uses fixed landing gear.
    Helicopter design seems to be influenced by the Eurocopter Tiger and Augusta A-129 gunship helicopters. Development of the Z-10 gunship started in mid-1990s and first prototype flew for the first time in 2003. Chinese sources confirm that Z-10 is now in production and initial batch has been delivered were delivered to the PLA in 2009-2010.
    Z-10 gunship helicopter is designed as anti-armor and close support helicopter with limited air-to-air capabilities. It uses new generation Chinese HJ-10anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) which is comparable to the U.S. AGM-114 Hellfire ATGM. Z-10 can also carry short range TY-90 air-to-air missiles and unguided rocket.



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    http://globalmilitaryreview.blogspot...elicopter.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAGONZORD_SOLDIERS View Post
    Chinese aerospace giant AVIC II was able to secretly develop Z-10 gunship helicopter program and kept it hidden from the eyes of the world for several years.
    ORLY? Here are some 2007 articles on the Z-10.

    http://www.strategypage.com/military...108111648.aspx

    http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hta.../20071008.aspx

    http://www.exportlawblog.com/archives/243

    More typical China lies.

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    Oh look, a Chinese attack helicopter that looks exactly like the AH-2 Rooivalk, A-129 Mangusta, Eurocopter Tiger, and a little bit of RAH-66 Comanche, how pleasant.

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    @[*******#417394]DRAGONZORD_SOLDIERS [/COLOR]We already had [*******#417394]Chinese Military Photos[/COLOR] thread , ths.
    BTW its name WZ-10 armed helicopter ('W' means armed and 'Z' means helicopter in Chinese Pinyin, '10' is the serial number of Chinese helicopter family).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowstorm View Post
    Oh look, a Chinese attack helicopter that looks exactly like the AH-2 Rooivalk, A-129 Mangusta, Eurocopter Tiger, and a little bit of RAH-66 Comanche, how pleasant.
    To be fair all attack helicopters look alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran :( View Post
    To be fair all attack helicopters look alike.
    Almost. Mi-24 looks very different and Mi-28 looks like Mickey Mouse (well, a heavily armed mickey Mouse).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran :( View Post
    To be fair all attack helicopters look alike.
    Science, engineering, & practicality eventually lead to the same place. Some of us just get there more quickly than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowstorm View Post
    Oh look, a Chinese attack helicopter that looks exactly like the AH-2 Rooivalk, A-129 Mangusta, Eurocopter Tiger, and a little bit of RAH-66 Comanche, how pleasant.
    Surely any helicopter is going to have bits that look like various other helicopters?

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    Ka-52, just saying...

    But yeah Western helicopters look alike, and since the WZ-10 was actually made with more or less willing tech transfer from Eurocopter, Augusta and Denel (China copy STROOONG§§§) it's not really a surprise they look alike...

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    There is a new trend on the horizon - fast choppers with additional propelling. Can start the timer to see how long it would take for China to develop its own fasty and how it would look.

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    there are some on my blog. also there are 2 videos of it flying tight around airfield paremater somewhere out there also...

    http://themostfeared.blogspot.com/search/label/WZ-10c
    http://themostfeared.blogspot.com/search/label/WZ-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy M View Post
    Looks like it's quite powerfull and maneuverable.. I like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ought Six View Post
    Eh, it just goes to show how little the Chinese citizens dont know about what their government is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran :( View Post
    To be fair all attack helicopters look alike.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulClift View Post
    Surely any helicopter is going to have bits that look like various other helicopters?
    That was sarcasm, even though its true.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bidoul33t View Post
    Ka-52, just saying...

    But yeah Western helicopters look alike, and since the WZ-10 was actually made with more or less willing tech transfer from Eurocopter, Augusta and Denel (China copy STROOONG§§§) it's not really a surprise they look alike...
    I don't think Agusta has helicopter plants or proposals with China. Eurocopter does work with China on a number helicopter projects including licensing deals. However, I do know Eurocopter and Agusta has a weapons embargo against China which bars them including working with military projects. On Denel, I don't think Denel help China with WZ-10 attack helicopter, but South Africa does have some military and security deals with China though. If you guys didn't know, that the AH-2 Rooivalk was being photoshop around as a new Chinese attack helicopter and even the major aviation sites and magazines which believed that was the Chinese new attack helicopter until it was later debunked as an actual South African AH-2 Rooivalk helicopter.

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