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Computer graphic of medium transport helicopter believed to be the CHRDI Z-10

CHRDI – Chinese Helicopter Research and Development Institute

This institute (workforce approximately 2,000) is the overall design authority for Chinese indigenous helicopter programmes. Few details yet available of Z-10; other projects reported to include 8 to 10 tonne heavy-lift helicopter.

Chinese name: Zhishengji-10 (Vertical take-off aircraft 10)

TYPE: Multirole medium helicopter.

PROGRAMME: Thought to have been initiated in about 1994; Nos. 602 and 608 Institutes reported to be taking part in airframe design. Eurocopter France became partner in programme 15 May 1997 with US$70 million to US$80 million, nine-year contract to assist in developing rotor system; joined 22 March 1999 by Agusta (now AgustaWestland) with contract (approximately US$30 million) to be responsible for transmission system and vibration analysis. Nomenclature of Chinese Medium Helicopter (CMH) introduced by AgustaWestland in July 2000; officially linked with Z-10 designation by Chinese sources by mid-2002. Reports suggest that three transmission sets will be built in Italy and four, collaborativeló, assembled in China.

In size and weight class of Bell 412 and Sikorsky S-76 (MTOW variously reported as 5, 5.5 or 6 tonnes), with capacity for two crew and up to 14 passengers or troops. First flight thought to be targeted for 2006, but could be earlier. Eventual production reportedly to be entrusted to Changhe.

DESIGN FEATURES: Intended to fulfil tactical military transport, attack helicopter and commercial transport roles. No design features yet officially confirmed, but indications suggest five-blade main and six-blade tail rotors. Intention of both military and civil use suggests that such aspects as composites construction, crashworthy airframe and seats, rotor system ballistic tolerance, engine run-dry capacity and ability to carry slung loads are likely, depending upon version.

POWER PLANT: TWO turboshafts. Pratt & Whitney Canada 1268kW PT6C-67C selected in mid-2001 (10 ordered) to power prototype, and first set of these delivered by end of that year.

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CLAUDE, e-mail, 09.08.2010

CHINE'S ARMY MAKE THIS PAPER'S HELICOPTER FOR BUY THE P&W PT6C-67C at civilian prise for his military WZ10 ATTACK HELICOPTER

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Jay, 08.04.2010

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., e-mail, 12.02.2010

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<()>, e-mail, 26.02.2008

I am curious about how you know about this so much, mister Kitchenn?

richard Kitchenn, e-mail, 24.01.2008

I see alot of forums around. And what bothers me the most is that most of these halfwits, can not decipher the pictures or imformation put infront of them. They're all so eager to put their two cents worth in thaat in the midst of calling it a direct copy of something or rather.
The WZ10 is an indiginous design that as common as it looks to many attack helicopters in the world now, is actually rather unique. It possesses a relatively angles and stealthy composition, a five bladed main rotor that may include unique rotor technology. The tail rotor looks similar to the angled tail rotor of the mi 28 but which is proven to reduce noise signature. again elements of stealthy design or forethought, but communism would surely share its secrets. The overall design is conformal generally speaking to the design which has been the fundimentals of most ant armour/close support helicopters since the evolution of the cobra. Thin tandam layout, stub wings that can accomodate a good variety of indiginous AA ATGM and AG weapons. tricycle type landing gear and two engines. Roumers of Eurocopters involvement are just that, roumers. The engines may be unidentified as far as we know. and as for the foprward underslund MG turret and sensor pack at the front of the machine, well one could surmise a FLIR unit and day night abilities. plus a laser designator for ATGM co ordination. I wish people would not be so quick to lable copies when this information is not true at all. I offer this analysis to help clear some false ideology.

MOKUPA, e-mail, 09.10.2007

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MOKUPA, e-mail, 09.10.2007

WZ10 attack NEW PHOTO

unknown, 03.08.2007

got confirmation by European suppliers who work on these two designs:
Z5 transport heavy
Z10 attack
Z15 transport (EC175)

"STINGRAY", e-mail, 05.07.2007

THE COMPUTER PHOTOGRAPH ILLUSTRATES A HELICOPTER ALSO EQUIVELANT TO THE "Z-15" HELICOPTER. SO, "SUNRISE" IS CORRECT ABOUT THE Z-10 BEING AN ATTACK HELICOPTER SIMILAR TO THE AS.665 TIGER. I HAVE EVEN SEEN IT ON SINODEFENCE.COM AND IT HAS THREE DIFFERENT DESIGNS: A COPY OF THE EUROCOPTER TIGER WITH STANDARD TAIL ROTOR, A COPY OF THE EUROCOPTER TIGER WITH FENESTRON TAIL ROTOR, AND A COPY OF THE KAMOV KA-50-2 ERDOGAN. ONLY THE STANDARD PROTOTYPE 'TIGER COPY' HAD IT'S FIRST FLIGHT. SO, LONG STORY SHORT, THE PHOTO ABOVE IS PROBABLY THE Z-15 AND THE Z-10, OR "WZ-10", IS PROBABLY just AN ATTACK HELICOPTER.

Joe, e-mail, 05.07.2007

This is obviously what happens when you try letting them design their own helicopter and not steal other designs, we've allready seen them take the as350, as365, super frelon but then they try to make something up.....lmao

"SUNRISE", e-mail, 27.02.2007

I RECALL THE Z-10 AS AN ATTACK HELICOPTER, SIMILAR TO THE EUROCOPTER TIGER. WHAT GIVES?

Clay, e-mail, 06.02.2007

Hi; can you send my the contacts for the manufacturer of this; CHRDI Z-10 helicopter in China. Thanks

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