Wednesday, November 9, 2011


 The Z-10 has a conventional attack helicopter layout, with the pilot and weapons operator seated in tandem, stepped cockpits. The helicopter has a five-blade main rotor and a four-blade tail rotor. Two engines are podded to the helicopter just to the rear of the cockpit. The fuselage has a sloped side to reduce its radar cross section (RCS), and is slender and tapered to the rear, with fixed landing gear.

The helicopter is thought to be fitted with a ‘fly-by-wire‘ (FBW) control system, and a modern glass cockpit with multifunctional display (MFD) screens. The helicopter crew may also be equipped with a helmet-mounted sight (HMS) for head-up display of information and weapon control.
Specifications (estimated)

General characteristics
Crew: 2
Length: 14.15 m (ft)
Rotor diameter: 13.0 m[6] (ft)
Height: 3.85 m (ft)
Empty weight: 5,540 kg[6] (lb)
Loaded weight: 7,000 kg (lb)
Useful load: 1,500 kg[6] (lb)
Max takeoff weight: ? kg (lb)
Powerplant: 2 × WZ-9 turboshaft[6], 1000 kw (1340 shp) each

Maximum speed: 300+ km/h[6]
Cruise speed: 270+ km/h[6]
Ferry range: 800+ km[6] ()
Service ceiling: 6,400 m (ft)
Rate of climb: over 12+ m/s[6] (ft/min)


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