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: CAIC 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)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.85 m (12.6 ft)

Overall Length: 14.10 m (46.3 ft)

Overall Width: 12.00 m (39.4 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: P&WC PT6C-67C turbine

Engine manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Max continuous power: 1142 kW (1531 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 1252 kW (1678 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 6000 kg (13228 lb)

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