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CAIC WZ-10 Multirole Attack Helicopter

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The CAIC WZ-10 is a all-weather multirole attack helicopter developed by the CAIC (Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation) for the People's Republic of China Army. His first flight in a test flight in 2003 and entered service with the Chinese army in 2010. As in the conventional design of the helicopter most of the attacks, the WZ-10 has a stepped tandem configuration, the two airmen home, the gunner in front and the pilot back. Flight control of the airmen used to support one another, and the pilot can override the gunner commands. The bottom and sides of the cab are protected by the armor composite, like engines and self-sealing fuel tank, which is located in the center of the fuselage. "WZ" means Wuzhuang Zhishengji, which means "armed helicopters."

The WZ-10 is armed with a pistol 30 mm, mounted on the chin of the aircraft, and eight air-surface missile ATGM. The Chinese helicopter is equipped with a millimeter wave (MMW) fire control radar, which is completely solid state and fully digitized, weighing 69.5 kg, less than half of such a system in the former Soviet Union. The CAIC WZ-10 is powered by two turboshaft engines WZ-9, 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 on the fuselage sections and comprises a total of five leaves. The aircraft avionics also incorporate fire control optronics system, and a helmet mounted sight (HMS), developed by the Research Institute 613. The HMS is a standard for WZ-10, and is fully integrated into the fire control system in general.