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AH-64
Type Attack Helicopter
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin Aeronautics / Westland
Introduction 1984
Status Active
Number built 500+ (as of September, 2007)


  • Dimensions
    • Length:- 14.97m
    • RotorSpan:- 5.23m
    • Height:- 4.95
    • MTOW:- 22,282lbs
  • Perfomance
    • Max Speed:- 162mph
    • Max Range:- 1,180miles
    • Service Ceiling:- 9,470ft
    • Climb Rate:- 2,415ft/min
  • Armament
    • 1x30mm Cannon
  • Mission Specific Armament
    • 16 x AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles
    • 4 x Hydra-70 2.75in 7/14-Shot rocket pods
    • 4 x Hydra-70 2.75in 14-Shot rocket pods
    • 18 x Stinger Air-to-Air missiles
    • 2 x AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles
    • 2 x Sidearm ARM (Anti-Radiation) missiles

The AH-64 Apache saw total success in the first Persian Gulf War, able to attack Iraqi AFV's with near-impunity. Night Vision, FLIR and TV cameras all contributed in the magnificent killing capabilities of the system in that conflict.

The British utilize a form of the Apache in the WAH-64D that are produced by the British firm of AgustaWestland. Other export customers have fielded the D model and include Israel, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.