Z-10 thread

Discussion in 'Air Force' started by Red Guard, Mar 2, 2006.

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Can the Z-10ME on it own stand up to heavier counterparts such as AH-64 or MI-28NM?

  1. Z-10ME is the worst out of the three

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  2. Z-10ME is the best out of the three

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  3. Z-10ME is better than AH-64 but worse than MI-28NM

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  4. Z-10ME is better than MI-28NM but worse than AH-64

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    The paint scheme is nice, but the problem is that China has yet to build any helicopter carrier/LHD that can fully utlize a naval Z-10. As of now they have 6 071 LPD which have a limited flight deck and storage for helicopter operations. While the 075 is still as of the time of this post, vapourware as far as anyone can ascertain. The latest claimed photos of the modules being assembled should be taken with a grain of salt until they get better resolutions.
    Until such time that a Chinese LHD hits the water, a Naval Z-10 will be of limited use at best.
     
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    There’s not much demand for LHD platforms. It’ll end up collecting dust and going on humanitarian missions.

    With a very limited budget, PLA needs to prioritize the homeland defense mission first. That said, navalizing Z-10 is not necessarily very expensive and it can add healthy firepower to the anti piracy missions.
     
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    I will disagree on this, even in the context of the first island chain (or especially depending on how one views it), there is a great necessity for China to posses a potent amphibious capability, both to secure immediate interests and to prevent itself from being boxed it. In further context of that, naval aviation which is independent of aircraft carriers and being more consistent than mainland based air support is a critical aspect. A LHD with a contingent of naval Z-10s can support give much needed support for an amphibious assault.
    That being said, I will agree with you on the issue of the PLAN's budget being limited at the moment, as its constant increase is only matched by the ever increasing number of naval assets being built, commissioned and maintained.
     
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    I expect - or hope - more likely something like this especially with the latest announcement of the Marines getting their own helicopter units. :)

    Z-10 Marines CMC - PS 2.jpg
     
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    If PLANAF (and PLAN Marine) is any indication, they probably will translate it to the "People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Air Force".
     
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    Various types of attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army lift off from the parking apron during a night flight training exercise on April 3.

    The training included such subjects as ultra-low altitude penetration, search and reconnaissance, vectored attack and low-altitude restriction, aiming to hone the pilots’ all-weather combat capabilities...

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    Li Xiang, commander of an army aviation brigade with the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, gives a thumbs-up gesture prior to a recent round-the-clock flight training mission in desert area of northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The training, including other transport helicopters [M-171], focused on such subjects as aerial defense penetration, aerial reconnaissance, air-to-surface assault, aiming to beef up pilots’ tactical capabilities...

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    Mi-171 transport helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade with the PLA Xinjiang Military Command land at a parking apron successively for refueling during a recent round-the-clock flight training mission in desert area of northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region...

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    an M-171 transport helicopter...
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    If an image is larger than 3000-3500 pixels in width, you should probably downsize it a bit to something around 2000px. Also, use a photo hosting service instead of hot-linking images, per forum rules. Thanks and keep the photos coming. ;)
     
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    Re-posting an old image that has been lost forever by Flickr.

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