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Westland AH-1 Apache Military Helicopter

The Westland AH-1 Apache is a licence-built version of the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter built for the British Army Air Core to replace their aging Westland Lynx AH7's.

The main differences between the AH-1 and the original Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter is the fitting of 11% more powerful Rolls-Royce engines and Anti-ice protected folding rotor blades to facilitate easy stowage on ships and use within the arctic circle.

Westland AH-1 Apache Military Helicopter

 

Westland AH-1 Apache Armament:

  • Guns: M230 Chain Gun
  • Missiles: Hellfire
  • Rockets: CRV7

Westland AH-1 Apache Specifications:

 
  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 17.7 m (58 ft 4 in with rotors turning)
  • Rotor diameter: 14.6 m (48 ft)
  • Height: 3.87 m (12 ft 8 in)
  • Disc area: 168.11 m (1,809.5 ft)
  • Empty weight: 5,165 kg (11,387 lb)                     Loaded weight: 8,006 kg (17,650 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 9,525 kg (21,000 lb)
  • Engines: 2Twin 1,566 kW (2,100 hp) Rolls-Royce RTM322 turbo-shafts
  • Never exceed speed: 402 km/h (250 mph)           Maximum speed: 365 km/h (227 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 259 km/h (140 knots)
  • Range: 1,700 km (1,121 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,400 m (21,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 12.7 m/s (2,500 ft/min)
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