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Chinese Army Z-10 Attack Helicopter conducts trials at sea with Navy Type 072A Landing Ship
 
The Chinese Army (PLA) released some interesting pictures showing a Z-10 attack helicopter conducting deck trials at sea with a Chinese Navy (PLAN) Type 072A-class landing ship (NATO designation Yuting-III-class). The helicopter reportedly belongs to the 5th helicopter brigade of the 1st Army of the Nanjing Military Region while the vessel is from the East Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy (hull number 913 "Baxian Shan").

The goal of these trials is probably to qualify the Z-10 attack helicopter onboard Type 072A landing ships so that it may provide close air support to a landing party launchd from the same vessel. It remains to be seen if PLA and PLA Navy will also qualify this helicopter type onboard the much larger Type 071 (Yuzhao-class) amphibious transport dock.
     
The Chinese Army (PLA) released some interesting pictures showing a Z-10 attack helicopter conducting deck trials at sea with a Chinese Navy (PLAN) Type 072A-class landing ship (NATO designation Yuting-III-class). The helicopter reportedly belongs to the 5th helicopter brigade of the 1st Army of the Nanjing Military Region while the vessel is from the East Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy (hull number 913 "Baxian Shan").
PLA Z-10 Helicopter conducting deck trials at sea with a PLAN Type 072A landing ship
Picture: PLA
     
Type 072A-class landing ship have a length of 119.5 m (392 ft) and full displacement of 4,800 tonnes. They are able to accomodate about 10 main battle tanks or 500 tons of cargo or 250 fully equipped troops. Despite the presence of an helipad, there is no helicopter hangar and no real helicopter support facilities onboard.
     
The Chinese Army (PLA) released some interesting pictures showing a Z-10 attack helicopter conducting deck trials at sea with a Chinese Navy (PLAN) Type 072A-class landing ship (NATO designation Yuting-III-class). The helicopter reportedly belongs to the 5th helicopter brigade of the 1st Army of the Nanjing Military Region while the vessel is from the East Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy (hull number 913 "Baxian Shan").
PLA Z-10 Helicopter conducting deck trials at sea with a PLAN Type 072A landing ship
Picture: PLA
     
The Z-10 or WZ-10 is a Chinese-made attack helicopter designed and manufactured by the Company Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) of China. The primary mission for the Z-10 is anti-tank missions, eliminating the enemy ground fixed and mobile forces, and secondary air-to-air combat missions.

Link to Z-10 Attack Helicopter technical datasheet
     
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PLA Z-10 Helicopter conducting deck trials at sea with a PLAN Type 072A landing ship
Picture: PLA
 
Chinese Army Z-10 Attack Helicopter conducts trials at sea with Navy Type 072A Landing Ship
 
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