Pakistan’s Newest Attack Helicopter

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CAIC Z-10

Specifications (estimated)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 14.15 m (ft)
  • Rotor diameter: 13.0 m (ft)
  • Height: 3.85 m (ft)
  • Empty weight: 5,540 kg (lb)
  • Useful load: 1,500 kg (lb)
  • Loaded weight: 7,000 kg (lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 7,000+ kg (lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × WZ-9 turboshaft, 1000 kw (1350 shp) each

Performance

Armament

  • Guns: 23*115 mm revolver gun, 25*137 mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun or 30*165 mm 2A72 autocannon mounted on chin turret (optional 35 mm QLZ04 or 40 mm LG3 automatic grenade launchers, or 12.7 or 14.5 mm Gatling gun)
  • Hardpoints: 4
  • Rockets: 57 mm, 90 mm multi-barrel unguided rocket pods
  • Missiles: ** Up to 16 HJ-10 air to surface / anti tank / anti helicopter missiles. ADK10 is reported to be the official name of HJ10 missile.

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