Z-19, the new attack helicopter

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    Ahh... I see it now. I was focusing on the biggest thing in that pic..
     
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    The Z-19 thingy is probably just a plastic model used for a Chinese TV series.
     
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    Doubtful, it has the AVIC logo on it...

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    Looks like the Z-10, are you guys sure this is a new design?? I can't really tell if there is any visual difference between the "Z-19" and Z-10 besides the fantail tail rotor design.
     
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    Well Z-10 has an apache style tail and it's already starting to enter service -- I doubt they would substantially redesign it that much -- and the Z-19 is supposedly developed from the Z-9, which has a fenestron tail rotor as well.
    So yes I'm sure it's a new design, and I'm sure it exists, from this photo of a mock up at (what I presume to be) an AVIC compound.
     
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    I'm no expert, but wouldn't the position of the Z-19's engine exhaust (pointing upwards) interfere a bit with the lift of the aircraft? It may not interfere by much, but I believe that it might be more efficient if the exhaust wasn't oriented that way.
     
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    There are TWO perfectly good reasons, but I am not going to say it. Its best secrets are kept secret. ;)
    That particular detail shows the level of careful thoughts put into the design. I congratulate CAIC for the marvelous design.
     
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