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Boeing Apache AH-64 Military Helicopter

The Apache gunship was designed by Hughes Helicopters as part of the United States Army's Advanced Attack Helicopter program as the intended replacement for the excellent but aging AH-1 Cobra, it first flew in September 1975 and entered service with the US Army as the AH-64 in April 1986. The helicopter is marketed now as the Boeing Apache AH-64, this is a result of Hughes Helicopters being sold to McDonnell-Douglas in 1984 and which itself merged with Boeing in 1997.

Boeing Apache AH-64 Military Helicopter

 

Boeing Apache AH-64D Specifications:

  • Crew: Pilot and co-pilot/gunner
  • Length: 58.17 ft (17.73 m)
  • Rotor diameter: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
  • Height: 12.7 ft (3.87 m)
  • Empty weight: 11,387 lb (5,165 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 17,650 lb (8,000 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 23,000 lb (10,433 kg)
  • Engines: Twin 1,890 shp (1,260 kW) General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshafts
  • Fuselage length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
  • Rotor systems: 4 blade main rotor, 4 blade tail rotor
  • Never exceed speed: 197 knots (227 mph, 365 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: 158 knots (182 mph, 293 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 143 knots (165 mph, 265 km/h)
  • Range: 260 nmi (300 mi, 480 km)
  • Combat radius: 260 nmi (300 mi, 480 km)
  • Service ceiling: 21,000 ft (6,400 m) minimum loaded
  • Rate of climb: 2,500 ft/min (12.7 m/s)
 
 
Ah-64 Apache
 

The Helicopter illustrated in the pictures on this page is a Apache AH-64D belonging to the RNLAF (Royal Netherlands Air Force) who purchased 30 in 1995 all were fitted with Apache Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (AMASE), a Electronic Warfare self-protection system for use against hostile Infra-Red (IR) missile threats.

Boeing Apache AH-64D Armament:

  • Guns: Single 30 113 mm (1.18 4.45 in) M230 Chain Gun with 1,200 rounds
  • Hardpoints: Four pylon stations on the stub wings
  • Rockets: Hydra 70, 70 mm folding-fin unguided aerial rocket
  • CRV7 70 mm folding-fin ground attack rockets
  • AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles
  • AIM-92 Stinger infrared homing surface/air-to-air missiles
 
 
 
Apache Helicopter launching countermeasure flares
 

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