A Rare Look At A Chinese Military Helo

By Bradley Perrett .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

No startling details of military strategy were revealed, nor were wraps taken off a secret weapon. But the Chinese defense ministry at least took a small step toward greater transparency last week by opening an army aviation base to journalists, including foreigners, for the first time. The habitually secretive military allowed close inspection and photography of Z-9WZ armed reconnaissance helicopters carrying a variety of weapons. It also laid out the range of armament available for the type. Even the cockpits of Z-9WZs were revealed, along with helmets fitted with what looked like low-light goggles ...

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