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WZ-19 showing that, while dedicated strike missions are by no means the purpose of the helicopter, It can certainly perform them if needed.

 

It's intended as a stealth recon helicopter with very good communications and linkage with other battlefield assets and light support ability first and foremost though for the record though.

 

It can also use 12.7mm and 23mm gun pods  and short range air to air missiles not shown, but yeah.

 

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WZ-19 showing that, while dedicated strike missions are by no means the purpose of the helicopter, It can certainly perform them if needed.

 

It's intended as a stealth recon helicopter with very good communications and linkage with other battlefield assets and light support ability first and foremost though for the record though.

 

It can also use 12.7mm and 23mm gun pods  and short range air to air missiles not shown, but yeah.

 

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Yes, my understanding is that it's basically a scout/attack variant of the Dauphin, which sort of makes it a more conservative incarnation of the Comanche, if you squint.

Can't help but think the US Army is missing out by not having an equivalent; they should buy AH-1Zs or something.

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Yes, my understanding is that it's basically a scout/attack variant of the Dauphin, which sort of makes it a more conservative incarnation of the Comanche, if you squint.

Can't help but think the US Army is missing out by not having an equivalent; they should buy AH-1Zs or something.

 

Actually, that's sort of a mistake, the WZ-9 shares blood with the Dauphin, as does the WZ-11 to a lesser extent, the WZ-19 really doesn't in all but appearances however and is mostly a new airframe. (It's commonly misreported otherwise though)

 

Also, I wouldn't say it's analogue is the AH-1Z, while it is faster and more agile/smaller then an Apache, It's not as capable in the attack role as a Viper is, it's more like a stealthier, larger OH-58 or an AH-6 with alot more recon and comms ability.

 

Funnily enough, the WZ-10 is actually more like the AH-1Z with a badass main cannon then the Apache, where it's also much faster and agile with a slimmer body like the Viper, but judging by weight and range figures it obviously comes at the sacrifice of protection the Apache is rather well reputed for.

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Paging Mech, the Wiki article on the Z-10 has a lot of detail; how accurate is it?

 

Like the Type-99 and J-10 articles, it was vandalized by clueless dipshits using AUSairpower as a source a bit ago, though as far as I remember most of the damage has been picked up aside from a few bits of baseless speculation and unsourced bullshit that gets reverted.

 

Also, they removed alot of actual sources that the admins block from being re added because they're amazing and such.

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Ka-62 Utility Helo had it's first flight.

 

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http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/ru/press/news/ka_62_podnyalsya_v_vozdux/

 

 

Maybe one of the Russian speakers can give us a breakdown of the article.

They say that this helicopter will fill a market niche of 6-7 tons helis and will complement Mi-8/17s. Main use of new heli is civilian - including oil companies and emergency services.

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