The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced attack helicopter and when you see it armament, you’ll see why… and shudder.
The Apache debuted in 1989 and ever since it has been used around the world with a continued rate of success as one of the U.S. Army’s most lethal weapons systems.
With the right crew and support, the AH-64 is a deadly and superior weapon with little match. The Apache’s lasting success is a testament to its ability and stamina on the battlefield.
It doesn’t hurt that it carrys this heinous array of weaponry.
- 30mm automatic cannon with 1,200 high-explosive dual-purpose, ammunition rounds
- 70mm rockets
- Laser guided Hellfire missiles
- Infrared and laser guidance systems to target, identify, and acquire the enemy from miles away and in the dead of night
Twin high-performance turboshaft engines power the Apache to speeds of up to 284 kph or 152 knots. Updated versions of the AH-64 include the AH-64D and AH-64D Longbow. These copters include longer range weapons, all weather night fighting capability, detection of objects without being detected, and threat prioritization of up to 128 targets a minute.
Manufacturers have continued to upgrade and enhance the AH-64 Apache capabilities to make it even more of a threat in the future. In 2013 the Apache officially passed the one-million mark in combat flight hours.
Continued safety and success to the brave men and women who pilot the Apache and fight daily to make our country and our world a safer place.