The Z-19 is a dedicated light attack helicopter is based on the proven Z-9WA helicopter design with new tandem seat forwarded fuselage.
The Z-19 is designed to complement the front line Z-10 attack helicopter. The Z-19 light attack helicopter has been developed by introduction of typical gunship tandem seat while after fuselage, power plant and rotor system of the Z-9WA helicopter has been retained.
The Z-19 light gunship helicopter will be able to carry upto 8 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) or 4 gun/rocket pods. The Z-19 helicopter may also be offered to the international customers as a cheap alternative to the expensive heavy weight gunship helicopters.