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The WZ-10 (WZ, 武直 = Wuzhuang Zhishengji, 武装直升机, literally "Armed Helicopter") is an attack helicopter developed by the People's Republic of China. It is designed primarily for anti-tank missions but is believed to have a secondary air-to-air capability as well. It is being built by Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC).

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 14.15 m (ft)
Rotor diameter: 13.0 m[14] (ft)
Height: 3.85 m (ft)
Empty weight: 5,540 kg[14] (lb)
Loaded weight: 7,000 kg (lb)
Useful load: 1,500 kg[14] (lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 7,000+ kg (lb)
Powerplant: 2 × WZ-9 turboshaft[14], 1000 kw (1350 shp) each

Maximum speed: 300+ km/h[14]
Cruise speed: 270+ km/h[14]
Range: 800+ km[14] ()
Service ceiling: 6,400 m (ft)
Rate of climb: over 12 m/s[14] (ft/min)

Guns: 23 mm or 30 mm autocannon mounted on chin turret (optional 30 mm or 40 mm automatic grenade launchers, or 14.5 mm Gatling gun)
Hardpoints: 4
Rockets: 57 mm, 90 mm multi-barrel unguided rocket pods
Up to 8 HJ-10 air to surface / anti tank / anti helicopter missiles. ADK10 is reported to be the official name of HJ10 missile.[10]
Up to 8 HJ-8, HJ-9 missiles
Up to 8 TY-90 air-to-air missiles
Up to 4 PL-5, PL-7, PL-9 air-to-air missiles

YH millimetre-wave fire-control radar
Helmet mounted sight with night vision goggles
BM/KG300G self protection jamming pod
Blue Sky navigation pod
KZ900 reconnaissance pod
YH-96 electronic warfare suite
(Text from Wikipedia)

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