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Z-19 Black Whirlwind

Country of Origin: China


The Z-19 Black Whirlwind is a 4-ton light attack and reconnaissance helicopter based on the Z-9 utility helicopter. The export variant is designated the Z-19E. It is designed for missions include reconnaissance, ground attack, counter-air, low-level air superiority and escorting friendly helicopters. It is also expected to be deployed in hunter-killer teams with the Z-10 attack helicopter.

The pilot and gunner are seated in tandem crash-resistant seats in an armored cockpit. The...

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