Chinese Harbin Z-9.Originally built from kit of French SA Dauphin (Dolphin),then reverse engineered & produced same way as Chinese regularly done with Russian supplied equipment.Basic version can carry up to 10 soldiers.Attack version.Z-9W (WZ-9) optical roof & hard points on flanks.Version of Z-9W has FLIR under nose.Can carry 23mm gun pod or 12.7mm anti-tank missiles HJ-8 (max 8),57mm rocket pods or 90mm & air-to-air missiles TY-90 infrared.Z-9C "navalized" Z-9 in Chinese navy.
U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to sling load a 5,000-pound steel crate aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 2, 2013. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson, U.S. Air Force)
A United States CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 based at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii lands on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.