Nesto o WZ-19
Citat:HAIG, a subsidiary of the Aviation Corporation of China (AVIC), stated, ‘It adopts an anti-crash airframe, bulletproof and anti-crash fuel tanks and seats, and integrated and smaller-sized avionics and fire control system.’
HAIG’s description of the Z-19E continued: ‘It may carry tank-killing missiles, air-to-air missiles, aircraft rockets and a machine gun turret, which are mainly used to attack enemy ground targets such as tanks, armoured vehicles and strong fortifications.’
Indeed, the example displayed in Tianjin was accompanied by a range of generic examples of the aforementioned munitions.
The only weaponry to be specified were NORINCO 57-1AH rockets, which are launched from 18-tube HF25G launchers. 57-1AH rockets have an effective range of 2,000m and maximum range of 6,000m. Of their 4kg overall weight, the warhead weighs 1.13kg.
The Z-19E on display was fitted with a chin-mounted EO turret that appears to emanate from CAMA (Luoyang) Measurements & Controls.
The twin-seat tandem Z-19 is based on the Z-9W armed helicopter, itself developed from the Airbus Helicopters Dauphin. It thus features a fenestron tail and is powered by twin 700kW WZ-8C engines. Chinese pilots of the Z-19 use helmet-mounted sights, but the Z-19E likely does not possess all the features of the Chinese military version.
The Z-19 is a lighter craft than the Z-10 attack helicopter, which is also in PLA service.