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Airshow China 2012: Chinese attack helicopters shown for the first time

13th November 2012 - 13:29 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Zhuhai

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Two secretive Chinese attack helicopter designs were shown to the public for the first time with the opening of Airshow China in Zhuhai.

Both the Changhe Z-10 and Haifei Z-19 helicopters were photographed arriving at the show on 12 November, while the Z-10 took part in a flying display the following day.

Many of the details of both projects remain unclear, however. The Z-10 programme dates back to the 1990s and was originally developed under the guise of the commercial Chinese Medium Helicopter (CMH) to garner foreign support.

Pratt & Whitney Canada for one provided its PT6-67C turboshaft as the

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