Первым делом самолеты
- Dec 1, 2012
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4 March 2014:
About 2 PM, crashed, at farm, Ba Yi Village, southeast of Gu Shi Town, Lin Wei District, Wei Nan City, Shaan Xi Province.
Two crew rescued.
According to witnesses, its tail rotor suddenly had a loud noise, and crashed.
A very real possibilityBlitzo said:Apparently the area it crashed in has a lot of high tension cables, my guess is the rotor caught onto one.
That sounds like the most reasonable explanation for such a sudden break of the tail.
Potentially bad news for the Z-10 program?BEIJING (Reuters) - China has begun developing a new generation of attack helicopter which will have stealth abilities and should start deliveries to the Chinese armed forces by about 2020, the official China Daily newspaper said on Friday.
The helicopter is being developed by Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), one of the country's leading arms manufacturers, the state-run English-language publication said.
Its stealth capabilities will "reshape the combat patterns" of the People's Liberation Army, company chairman Lin Zuoming was quoted as saying.
"It is a trend that the ground force will become increasingly dependent on helicopters because they have better strike capability and mobility than armored vehicles, and transport supplies to frontier troops," Lin said.
The company's chief helicopter designer, Wu Ximing, said the aircraft would have "supreme maneuverability in complicated environments, outstanding survivability and joint operation ability", the report added.
It provided no other details.
President Xi Jinping has pushed to toughen and modernize the country's 2.3 million-strong armed forces as China takes a more assertive stance in the region, particularly in the South China and East China seas.
That has included developing a series of high-tech weapons, including stealth jets, aircraft carriers and emerging technology aimed at shooting down satellites.
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Joseph Radford)
Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.PaulMM (Overscan) said:External panels are supposed to be graphene armour panels. Z-10ME also has uprated engines and modified intake and exhausts, among other changes.
Will be interesting to see how the mast mounted milimetric wave radar compares to the Longbow radar of the Apache in terms of range and number of targets that it can detect.Z-19 with mast-mounted MMW radar - high-resolution images from the 2019 China Helicopter Expo in Tianjin.
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Will be interesting to see how the mast mounted milimetric wave radar compares to the Longbow radar of the Apache in terms of range and number of targets that it can detect.