At the International helicopter exhibition in Tianjin Chinese demo group «Thunder» for military helicopters Z-10 (pictured) showed complicated acrobatics that convinced the audience that the public production of helicopters possess good performance characteristics, reports now mil.news.sina.com.cn.
Designer Z-10 Jiming Wu told reporters that China is willing to develop a new high-speed helicopter fourth generation (Z-9 refers to the second, Z-10 to the third generation). Development of the South American stealth helicopter «Comanche» at one time was discontinued due to the fact that military helicopters have gained Tipo «impasse in their own development.» Currently, the USA is developing several types of high-speed helicopter fourth generation. Designer said that most of the existing helicopters in the world are limited at 300 km / h In the world has not yet produced a clear vision for the latest generation of helicopters.
China’s aviation industry also achieved great breakthrough in areas such as aerodynamics of modern helicopters, the design of rotor systems, flight control system and other critical fundamental developments. Progress has been made in the development of integrated avionics, control of noise and vibration. Wu believes that the latest generation of helicopters will be flying speed 2-3 times superior characteristics such machines available, their speed closer to the speed of the aircraft. But compared with the aircraft can land a helicopter and soar vertically, also hang on the ground and fly at very low altitudes, which are their key benefits.
Director aircraft industry group AVIC Guanchzhun Qiu said that by 2020, China will master the technology fourth generation to create the languid, medium and light helicopters and enter the «first tier» leading helicopter powers.