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The tests are completed. Chinese Black Tornado Ready for Export

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The Chinese attack helicopter Harbin Z-19E successfully passed a series of combat tests. The company Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing, part of the corporation AVIC, completed the 40-day combat tests of the Black Tornado, reports "Warspot" with reference to the portal janes.com.


The tests are completed. Chinese Black Tornado Ready for Export


Exactly one year ago, the first flight tests of the Harbin Z-19E combat vehicle, which received the unofficial nickname “Black Tornado”, took place in Harbin (Heilongjiang Province) at the Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing plant. Now the helicopter has passed the entire test cycle and is ready for export deliveries. The AVIC Corporation indicates that during testing, the operation of the combat system and all types of weapons, including the automatic gun, was tested, as well as guided and unguided missiles were launched.

Helicopter Harbin Z-19 made its first flight in the 2010 year, and two years later entered service with the Chinese army. The Harbin Z-19E variant appeared in 2015 year and was originally intended for deliveries abroad.

The Z-19E is somewhat lighter than the base model: its maximum take-off weight is 4250 kg versus 4500 kg in the Z-19. Specialists of the company Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing declare that they managed to maximally ease the car without weakening the body armor and combat capabilities, while the Black Tornado surpasses many helicopters in its class in speed and maneuverability.

The helicopter was designed for offensive operations and combat enemy armored vehicles. The Z-19E has a tandem armored crew cabin and an air-to-surface and air-to-air weapon complex. The export version of the helicopter has received a number of improvements, which makes it more silent and safe for piloting in real combat conditions. According to the developers, Z-19E fully complies with all international standards.
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  1. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 19 May 2018 18: 50
    +6
    The Chinese quickly created it! Although, as always, it was not without borrowing, but the Chinese themselves will cease to be, if there are no other people's ideas and developments to freeze around the world! !!
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 19 May 2018 18: 56
      +7
      Che did not make a helicopter when even the engine is French. Have they at least done something in this helicopter?
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 19 May 2018 19: 03
        0
        Exactly French? Not a motor sich?
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 19 May 2018 19: 16
          +8
          The legendary Turbomeca Arriel.
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 19 May 2018 19: 18
            0
            Not the smartest solution
            1. donavi49
              donavi49 19 May 2018 19: 23
              +11
              Why? They have an assembly, they have a large support center Safran conducting all types of maintenance and repair of engines Turbomeca in Tianjin is open.

              Well, the Sichs have nothing to really offer in this weight - if that.
              1. TermNachTer
                TermNachTer 19 May 2018 23: 36
                +1
                At this weight, Motor has a lot to offer. The paddling pools are a very dangerous partner - they will hand over, like glass containers, with the slightest problems. Yes, and the engine is rather weak.
                1. Nikolai Grek
                  Nikolai Grek 20 May 2018 17: 01
                  +3
                  Quote: TermNachTER
                  At this weight, Motor has a lot to offer. The paddling pools are a very dangerous partner - they will hand over, like glass containers, with the slightest problems. Yes, and the engine is rather weak.

                  if you look at the question in this context, then the Ukrainians - a much more dangerous partner and they can pass it even faster !! wink yes wassat wassat laughing laughing laughing
                  1. TermNachTer
                    TermNachTer 20 May 2018 19: 48
                    0
                    In Ukraine, power can change in the right direction at any time. In other matters, and with the wrong power, a lot of things can be done. But the paddlers will always be on a short leash at the Washington Reich Chancellery.
                    1. white.eagle
                      white.eagle 21 May 2018 12: 28
                      0
                      But the French are the only ones in Western Europe selling their technology, ignoring Washington’s opposition. Probably because their military industry uses American technology to a small extent.
                      1. TermNachTer
                        TermNachTer 21 May 2018 19: 06
                        0
                        This is when they did not pay attention - when the Mistals did not sell? Or when the Argentines were “thrown” onto rockets and planes? Or when all the sources of their air defense systems sold to Iraq were given to mattresses? Maybe I forgot something else?
        2. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General 19 May 2018 19: 17
          +10
          Sich motor in a deep hole. Then no.

          And the helicopter is similar to French.
          1. venik
            venik 19 May 2018 22: 15
            +1
            Quote: General of the Sand Quarries
            And the helicopter is similar to French.

            =======
            Well, it’s more likely for Agusta .... But the main development of the base model was performed by the Kamov firm !!!!
            1. S333
              S333 20 May 2018 17: 01
              0
              Mikheev said that “Kamov” made a preliminary design for China for another helicopter, for the Z-10

              And the "pedigree" Z-19E

              1 French AS.365,
              2. Licensed production in China Z-9
              3. Attack helicopter Z-19
          2. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 19 May 2018 23: 37
            0
            At the expense of deep you got excited. Yes, there are problems, but this is not the first time.
        3. Separ DNR
          Separ DNR 19 May 2018 19: 18
          +4
          Quote: TermNachTER
          Not a motor sich?

          Sich, is he doing something else?
          1. Lord of the Sith
            Lord of the Sith 19 May 2018 19: 43
            +5
            Until December 2017, it supplied engines for Russian military helicopters.
            1. Separ DNR
              Separ DNR 19 May 2018 19: 54
              +1
              Quote: Separ DNR
              Sich, is he doing something else?

              Quote: Sith Lord
              Until December 2017, it supplied engines for Russian military helicopters.

              laughing laughing laughing
              1. TermNachTer
                TermNachTer 19 May 2018 23: 42
                0
                Are you sure that she does not supply them now?
            2. Krasnoyarsk
              Krasnoyarsk 19 May 2018 20: 40
              +2
              Quote: Lord of the Sith
              Until December 2017, it supplied engines for Russian military helicopters.

              Say the joke failed.
          2. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 19 May 2018 23: 37
            0
            Quite a bit of. And they took up the helicopters
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 19 May 2018 22: 53
        +4
        Quote: Muvka
        even the engine is french. Have they at least done something in this helicopter?

        In general, it seems to me that his Dolphin features are visible, they seem to have built it under license. That's what a file in experienced hands does. wink
    2. Lavrenti Pavlovich
      Lavrenti Pavlovich 19 May 2018 19: 38
      +3
      Quote: ANCIENT
      The Chinese quickly created it! Although, as always, it was not without borrowing, but the Chinese themselves will cease to be, if there are no other people's ideas and developments to freeze around the world! !!

      Of course, well done, but who prevents our freezing advanced technologies. Borrow some advanced technology, recreate it here, improve it - you can save a lot of money.
    3. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 19 May 2018 20: 50
      +1
      The article is uninformative. Does not give a complete picture of the car.
      But its weight is noteworthy - more than twice as light as the MI-28, and in terms of size less than ours. It is a pity it is not said what is the combat load. And the gun in the photo, something is not visible. But it is a question of armor.
      Maybe small, nimble cars will still be more effective than our "bridges"?
      Helicopters, what do you say?
      1. helmi8
        helmi8 19 May 2018 22: 05
        +7
        Quote: Krasnoyarsk
        Helicopters, what do you say?

        What can I say? Actually, there is no specifics in the article, but to guess for yourself ...? And despite the Chinese ability to copy other people's designs (the appearance of Cobra resembles), it still does not imply the quality of an analogue. Still, in the aviation industry (and indeed, in the defense industry), technologies are protected at the highest level. And without technology there will be no quality. It is unclear with the armament, for a purely combat helicopter it is clearly not enough ...
        The export modification of the helicopter received a number of improvements, which makes it more silent and safe for piloting in real combat operations.

        What improvements? Office arrow done? In general, we will wait for more complete information, then we can discuss it. And so it turns out "Guess supposedly ..." smile
      2. dauria
        dauria 20 May 2018 01: 47
        +3
        Helicopters, what do you say?


        Fly swatter. (as we called the Mi-2 in jest) Even Apache is already small by modern standards. All that is less than 11 tons - only solve side tasks to help the main machines. Well, there to fly for vodka ... ride the women.
        1. Krasnoyarsk
          Krasnoyarsk 20 May 2018 08: 59
          0
          Quote: dauria
          Helicopters, what do you say?


          Fly swatter. (as we called the Mi-2 in jest) Even Apache is already small by modern standards. All that is less than 11 tons - only solve side tasks to help the main machines. Well, there to fly for vodka ... ride the women.

          Those. You want to say that a pair of small, swivel, well-armed is still worse than one "bridge" such as the 28th or 35th?
          1. dauria
            dauria 20 May 2018 11: 43
            +2
            that a pair of small, swirling, well armed


            Didn’t you notice anything? The size is determined by the combat radius, the necessary composition of weapons and the mass of equipment necessary for this. Yes, and armor. Now a helicopter without missiles with a range of less than 10 km will not last long. And in the price on the small size you will not save. It does not depend on size. And the ballerina needs agility, not the loader.
            1. Krasnoyarsk
              Krasnoyarsk 20 May 2018 12: 38
              +1
              Quote: dauria
              that a pair of small, swirling, well armed


              Didn’t you notice anything? The size is determined by the combat radius, the necessary composition of weapons and the mass of equipment necessary for this. Yes, and armor. Now a helicopter without missiles with a range of less than 10 km will not last long. And in the price on the small size you will not save. It does not depend on size. And the ballerina needs agility, not the loader.

              Thank you It is intelligible.
        2. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 20 May 2018 19: 50
          0
          In general, it is not cargo, but fire support. He needs extra weight and size.
      3. Bongo
        Bongo 20 May 2018 15: 27
        +2
        Quote: Krasnoyarsk
        The article is uninformative. Does not give a complete picture of the car.

        Chinese combat helicopters
        Aviation against tanks (part of 21) (clickable) hi
  2. Cheshire
    Cheshire 19 May 2018 18: 52
    +12
    Do not look at the Chinese ... from the top ... if you rate it with cheap fakes ... you will be surprised by expensive things ... because they may well squeeze us ... and the Americans ... on the military helicopter market.

    PS: the Swedes rolled out the USA ... 6: 0 ... although those ... and these ... adversaries ... but for some reason it became brighter and more fun ... despite the gloomy weather outside.
    1. cats
      cats 19 May 2018 19: 07
      +3
      Quote: Cheshire
      Do not look down on Chinese ... down

      So we understand what German is doing now in China.
      But I don’t even sit in a Chinese taxi, scary,
      and here’s a combat vehicle .. what
      1. Cheshire
        Cheshire 19 May 2018 19: 14
        +4
        So the iPhones are there too ... but what a stir ... in sales ... even the new-old prime minister ... has driven ... a Chinese iPhone.
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 19 May 2018 19: 11
      +1
      Quote: Cheshire
      after all, they may well squeeze us ... and the Americans ... on the market for combat helicopters.

      The fact that pressurized will have a fact. Rostec and Oboronprom are doing everything to ensure that this is not at the expense of Russia. There are all the prerequisites that will cope.
      P.S. Yes, a little lightened
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 19 May 2018 19: 21
        +5
        Quote: Chertt
        The fact that pressurized will have a fact

        Serdyukov-helicopters of Russia ... continue?
    3. NordUral
      NordUral 19 May 2018 20: 56
      +2
      Exactly, otherwise some comrades are still in the time of shuttles of the 90s. The PRC is arming itself at such a pace, the same can be said about industry and science (they are now the first in patent applications in the world, but that means something. And once we were in the lead ...) that envy takes.
      We can’t be weak and with bad weapons, and in the Kremlin only cheeks are inflated and cartoons are watched.
      And with us, it turns out that everything is not as rosy as they are broadcasting from the screens, today I watched the program, it became sad.
      I won’t wish much success for China, a rival, albeit a neighbor, and not an easy neighbor.
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 19 May 2018 18: 54
    +2
    Now there will be heated debate about which is better - the Alligator, Apache or now the Tornado that has joined them .. laughing and what nonsense are buyers from the third world that buy bullshit, and not really the best device ... laughing
  4. dvina71
    dvina71 19 May 2018 18: 55
    +5
    Missiles are not in containers .. the pendants themselves are made .., right there is a circle of designer modeller ..
    In the ancient MI-24,35 it looks like this ..
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 19 May 2018 19: 14
      +6
      Apache has already crawled into the cemetery from this shortcoming. Not?
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 19 May 2018 21: 14
      +2
      Quote: dvina71
      Missiles are not in containers ..

      I would like to know what the containers give?
      1. prosto_rgb
        prosto_rgb 20 May 2018 01: 02
        0
        Quote: Piramidon
        Quote: dvina71
        Missiles are not in containers ..

        I would like to know what the containers give?

        convenience of storage and operation
  5. Е2 - Е4
    Е2 - Е4 19 May 2018 18: 58
    +4
    All that China does is creativity passed by Russia. In principle, China will not be able to create something new, all of China is a shadow of Russian weapons
  6. Altona
    Altona 19 May 2018 19: 00
    +2
    Quote: ANCIENT
    Although, as always, it was not without borrowing, but the Chinese themselves will cease to be, if there are no other people's ideas and developments to freeze around the world!

    -------------------------------
    They shoved it all, and the Boeing / Sicorsky RAH-66 Comanche and Bell AH-1 Cobra, compiled it and gave it as their own ... It really pains the brainchild of the ancestors in terms of layout and generic features.
    1. SOF
      SOF 19 May 2018 20: 36
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      They shoved it all, and the Boeing / Sicorsky RAH-66 Comanche and Bell AH-1 Cobra, compiled it and gave it as their own ... It really pains the brainchild of the ancestors in terms of layout and generic features.

      ... and the output really came out creepy mutant.
      .... everything is as always with the inventors of porcelain and gunpowder .... crushed China ...
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 19 May 2018 20: 58
        0
        Well, well ... Let's see how his sales go. And in pushing their own into the low-budget markets, the Chinese are masters.
  7. san4es
    san4es 19 May 2018 19: 00
    +5
    The Chinese attack helicopter Harbin Z-19E successfully passed a series of combat tests.
    19 May 2017 city
    1. ANCIENT
      ANCIENT 19 May 2018 19: 15
      0
      Sanchez hi from me for the video as always +++ and thanks! !! hi
  8. Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 19 May 2018 19: 02
    +3


    Well, at least Fenestron (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenestron) was able to shove.
  9. evil partisan
    evil partisan 19 May 2018 19: 07
    +9
    The Chinese in their design of attack helicopters so far go along the path that the USA and the USSR passed many years ago. If this is not just an attempt to express themselves by individual companies, but a real state program for creating attack helicopters, then there is no doubt that over the next 10 years the Chinese will not only catch up, but will also become leaders in the creation of this technique. Persistence they do not hold.
    1. ANCIENT
      ANCIENT 19 May 2018 19: 17
      +2
      The fiery greetings to the best partisans! !! drinks hi drinks They need to develop a parallel school and their design school!
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 19 May 2018 19: 24
        +3
        Quote: ANCIENT
        fiery hello!

        Hello, epic! wink drinks
        Quote: ANCIENT
        your design school!

        Yes, they already have their own design school and for a long time. And not bad. The only negative: they have a bad creativity. yes, mentality type ... sad
        I know firsthand. Our ingenious electronic engineer periodically goes to China for hack-work, develops microcircuits for them and brings development to industrial production.
  10. demo
    demo 19 May 2018 19: 09
    +2
    Like I was not looking for a gun, so. and did not find. Neither in this picture, nor anywhere else.
    Maybe it is not?
    30-mm gun is not a needle, you hide in your pocket. It can only be outside.
    1. evil partisan
      evil partisan 19 May 2018 19: 18
      +2
      Quote: demo
      Like I was not looking for a gun, so. and did not find. Neither in this picture, nor anywhere else.

      Photo probably posted by the Chinese themselves. yes Those cryptographers ... sad
    2. ANCIENT
      ANCIENT 19 May 2018 19: 19
      0
      Maybe they have them mounted? belay After all, they could not put it in the cabin! !!
      1. helmi8
        helmi8 19 May 2018 22: 15
        +2
        Quote: ANCIENT
        Maybe they have them mounted?

        If the gun is suspended on beam holders (an analogue of our CPC), then one of the types of missile weapons automatically disappears - it will have nowhere to hook ... Nonsense turns out ...
      2. Orkraider
        Orkraider 19 May 2018 23: 44
        +2
        Quote: ANCIENT
        Maybe they have them mounted? belay After all, they could not put it in the cabin! !!

        I looked at the video above, the guns are really not visible. So the hinged one, there is no other option.
    3. AlexYa
      AlexYa 20 May 2018 05: 05
      +1
      Which gun? Take-off weight 4,5 tons. Its return to orbit will be thrown out.
  11. A.
    A. 19 May 2018 19: 15
    +1
    Quote: Kotovsky
    Quote: Cheshire
    Do not look down on Chinese ... down

    So we understand what German is doing now in China.
    But I don’t even sit in a Chinese taxi, scary,
    and here’s a combat vehicle .. what

    Combat Chinese, but most likely q .. or g .., to choose from. As always, the main thing is to get involved.
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 May 2018 19: 21
    +2
    Easy. Our "Alligators" are not competitors. Saved on armor? And in the hostilities are not seen. Only in real combat can you understand what a combat vehicle is worth ...
    1. Cellulitis
      Cellulitis 20 May 2018 12: 41
      0
      It seems to me that it was created for completely different purposes than an alligator - the tank is actually with a screw)) this is needed for third fear, or destroy drug cartels there, or other lousy minx ...
  13. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 19 May 2018 20: 03
    +1
    Booking from Kevlar, a kind of "Tesla" of Chinese helicopter engineering. Designed by KB Kamov’s older Chinese brother is twice as heavy, but an incident happened with engines: Prat and Whitney forbidden to export engines for military equipment. So the series is limited. And this little pretty little machine, according to the thoughts of the Chinese, is a contender for export ... And how long it will last with plastic armor is not their business.
  14. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 19 May 2018 21: 33
    0
    It looks small, for a normal attack helicopter support, most likely poorly protected, probably can be put on a par with modernized cobras and tigers.
  15. 23rus
    23rus 19 May 2018 21: 40
    0
    Relax, and then trouble ... laughing
  16. Locksmith
    Locksmith 19 May 2018 22: 18
    0
    Something I doubt about the fenestron on the turntable, the usual X screw blades probably three times wider winked And the fenestron also spins faster and there are 12 pieces of blades, it inadvertently flies 30 mm -that there is a bowling alley in the fenestron mine ... laughing
    Uncontrolled rotation is scary.
  17. Vladimir K.
    Vladimir K. 19 May 2018 23: 06
    0
    Does it seem to me alone that this helicopter looks like an Apache?
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 19 May 2018 23: 40
      0
      Looks like it. It just seems that everything is over with an external resemblance
  18. AlexYa
    AlexYa 20 May 2018 05: 08
    0
    Soon in the world, such light pepelats will begin to make unmanned aerial vehicles.
  19. Lerych
    Lerych 20 May 2018 05: 30
    +2
    The name is somehow not Chinese ...; / It was necessary: ​​The Black Dragon Hovering Over the Great Yellow River Yellow River. I don’t know how in Chinese, but it probably would have sounded beautiful. And the Tornado ...: (
  20. Piramidon
    Piramidon 20 May 2018 09: 45
    +1
    Something I’ve never seen in the bulletproof glass did “window”. Is this Chinese know-how?
  21. Berkut24
    Berkut24 20 May 2018 11: 58
    +1
    Window panes on the windows indicate that the crew does not have to rely on any protection from fire from the ground.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 20 May 2018 19: 53
      0
      And what can be a reservation with such a weight and such engine power? Armor - it is, an infection, heavy.
  22. Cellulitis
    Cellulitis 20 May 2018 12: 37
    0
    And what - I like, as always, cheap and cheerful! An inexpensive mass helicopter with sufficient firepower and without any extra electronics, so to speak for wars of backward states ..... and for a counter-terrorist operation, it’s suitable there to open a camp at night or a convoy, and in case of a collision with another turntable, you can also dump fast - flies fast. It seems to me that ours would also be nice to have such cars ...
    1. Heterocapsa
      Heterocapsa 20 May 2018 18: 49
      0
      We have a buggy to dump laughing
  23. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa 20 May 2018 18: 46
    0
    I used to think that combat trials are conducted outside of factories.