AVIC-Changhe Z-11

The Z-11E is a 2-ton-class light armed helicopter powered by one turbo-shaft engine.

It can carry various weapons, including anti-tank missiles, rockets and machine guns.

Its combat capability is enhanced by a sophisticated fire-control system, including a day / night targeting turret, head up display (HUD) and etc.

The Z-11E is able to perform anti-tank operation, close air support, surveillance and reconnaissance, battlefield command and communication, anti-terrorism and various other missions.

Specifications

Crew

1

Capacity

6

Length

11.24 m (36 ft 11 in) fuselage

13.01 m (43 ft) with rotors turning

Width

1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)

Height

3.14 m (10 ft 4 in) to top of rotor hub

Empty weight

1,253 kg (2,762 lb)

Max take-off weight

2,250 kg (4,960 lb)

Fuel capacity

423 kg (933 lb) maximum

Powerplant

1 × Liming WZ-8 turboshaft engine,

510 kW (680 hp) for take-off

450 kW (603 hp) max. continuous

350 kW (469 hp) cruise

Main rotor diameter

10.69 m (35 ft 1 in)

Main rotor area

89.8 m2 (967 sq ft)

Blade section

NACA 0012

Performance

Cruise speed

258 km/h (160 mph, 139 kn) max at 1,000 m (3,281 ft)

Range

661 km (411 mi, 357 nmi) max

Endurance

4 hours 15 minutes

Service ceiling

5,270 m (17,290 ft)

Hover ceiling IGE

4,028 m (13,215 ft)

Hover ceiling OGE

3,369 m (11,053 ft)

Rate of climb

10 m/s (2,000 ft/min) at sea level.

 

 

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