China releases images of Z-19 attack helicopters

China releases images of Z-19 attack helicopters

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Official Chinese Army news website has released images of Z-19 attack helicopters during live-fire training in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

A Z-19 attack helicopter attached to an army aviation brigade of the PLA 76th Group Army fired rockets and air-to-surface missile at simulated ground targets during live-fire training.

Z-19 is a light attack and reconnaissance helicopter developed and manufactured by Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG), for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

It is based on the Harbin Z-9W military utility helicopter, which is a license-built variant of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin multi-purpose helicopter.

The Z-19 can primarily conduct attack, armed reconnaissance and scout missions. It is capable of destroying enemy tanks and other land-based targets.

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