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Brand: Air Force 1
- Heavy-Duty Diecast Body
- Well-Equipped Cockpits with Glazed Windows
- Authentic Markings
- Display Stand Included
Details: The Harbin Z-19 is a Chinese reconnaissance/attack helicopter developed by HAMC for the People's Liberation Army Air Force and the Ground Force Air Force. It is an improved variant of the Harbin Z-9 and hence a distant cousin of the Eurocopter Dauphin. The Z-19 is an updated modified version of the Harbin Z-9W (similar to the development of Bell AH-1 Cobra from UH-1). It is a twin-seat tandem helicopter with a similar mechanical layout to the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin series as the Z-9 series are license-built versions of the Dauphin. The Z-19 features a fenestron tail, damping its sound and therefore allows it to achieve some level of acoustic stealthiness. The exhausts also protect the helicopter from infrared threats. The helicopter is installed with a millimeter-wave (MMW) fire control radar. The Z-19 also features armor platings, crash-resistant seats, and a turret with FLIR, TV, and laser range finder. Z-19 is also equipped with advanced helmet-mounted sight (HMS), which looks different from that of WZ-10. The general designer of the WZ-19 was Wu Ximing of the 602nd Research Institute, one of the Chinese top scientists involved in the 863 Program, after graduating from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1984. Wu had earlier participated in the designs of the armed version of transport helicopters Z-8A, Z-11, and WZ-9, and he is also the general designer of another Chinese attack helicopter CAIC WZ-10. At the 9th Zhuhai Airshow held in November 2012, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China formally announced the official names of WZ-10 and WZ-19 at a televised news release conference, with both attack helicopters are named after the nicknames of fictional characters in the Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. WZ-10 is named as Fierce Thunderbolt (Pi Li Huo), the nickname of Qin Ming, while WZ-19 is named as Black Whirlwind (Hei Xuan Feng), the nickname of Li Kui,