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WZ-10 Attack Helicopter (Wallpaper 3)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WZ-10 Attack Helicopter Wallpaper 3
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WZ-10 Attack Helicopter (Wallpaper 3)
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The WZ-10 is an all-weather, attack helicopter developed by CAIC (Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation) for the People’s Republic of China’s Army. It first flew on a test flight in 2003 and entered service with the Chinese Army in 2010. As in the conventional layout of most attack helicopters, the WZ-10 has a stepped tandem configuration, housing two aviators, the gunner in front and the pilot in the back. The flight control of both aviators serves to back each other up, and the pilot may override the gunner’s commands. The bottom and sides of the cockpit are protected by composite armor, and so are the engines and the self-sealing fuel tank, which is situated in the middle of the fuselage. "WZ" stands for Wuzhuang Zhishengji, which means "armed helicopter". The WZ-10 is armed with a 30mm-calibre gun, mounted on the chin of the aircraft, and eight ATGM air-to-surface missiles. This Chinese helicopter is fitted with a millimeter wave (MMW) fire-control radar, which is fully solid state and fully digitized, weighing 69.5 kg, less than half of similar former Soviet system. The CAIC WZ-10 is powered by two WZ-9 turboshaft engines, each delivering 1285 hp. This power plant allows the WZ-10 to reach the maximum speed of 350 km/h. The main rotor is mounted in the midsection of the fuselage and is composed of a total of five blades. The aircraft avionics also incorporate optronic fire control system, and a helmet mounted sight (HMS) designed by the 613th Research Institute. The HMS is standard for WZ-10, and it is fully integrated into the overall fire control system. Initially the WZ-10 prototypes were powered by Canadian PT6C-76C engines but the production version are likely to use the WZ-9 engines. At one time the WZ-10 was believed to have two European MTR 390 turboshafts, though this now appears in error. Initially there was speculation that the design used the power plant and transmission derived from the Harbin Z-9, with the fuselage modified to accommodate two pilots. However, over time it became clear that the WZ-10 was the military componment of the Chinese Medium Helicopter [CMH], and thus shared a common power train with the Z-15 [AC352].


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