The aftermath of the Z-10 project, the WZ-10 was created by the cooperation of the CHRDI and Changhe Helicopter Aviation Industry Group.

The attack helicopter has an ordnance load of 1,500 kg and is powered by two turboshafts positioned on the center of the fuselage sides to prevent the harm of both from a single attack.  The engines have exhaust/air mixers to reduce the IR signature of the aircraft.  The attack helicopter can be equipped with: up to eight ATGMs; a 30-mm cannon mounted as a chin turret; short ranged IR-homing AAMs.  Navigation equipment consists of electro-optical sighting and satellite systems.

All numeric values are estimates published in 2008 and will be updated.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation

Parent type: Changhe Z-10

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Dimensions are estimates published in 2008 and will be updated.

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 3.85 m 12.6 ft
Overall Length: 14.10 m 46.3 ft
Overall Width: 12.00 m 39.4 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruising Speed: 230 km/h; Ferry Range: 800 km; Max Speed: 270 km/h Rate of Climb: more than 10 m/sec

Max Gross Weight (ground): 6,000 kg 13,228 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 6,000 kg 13,228 lb
Empty Weight: 5,540 kg 12,214 lb
Useful Load: 460 kg 1,014 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.923
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 6,000 m 19,685 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: P&WC PT6C-67C turbine
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 1142 kW 1531 hp
Take-off / rated: 1252 kW 1678 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 1396 kW 1871 hp
OEI continuous: 1252 kW 1678 hp
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 12.00 m 39.37 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 5
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 113.10 m² 1217.4 ft²
Disc Loading: 53.05 kg/m² 10.866 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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