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Also Known As: AH-64A Peten
Origin: United States of America
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Description: The AH-64 Apache is a twin-turbine engine, armored, attack helicopter designed to defeat the most advanced main battle tanks at standoff ranges. It employs a combination of advanced sensors and Hellfire anti-tank missiles (up to 16), as well as a 30mm nose-mounted M230 chain gun (1,200 rounds) and 70mm unguided rockets (up to 76). The Apache is capable of operation at night, in darkness, and in adverse weather, even in presence of obscurants. The M230 chain gun fires M788 30mm target practice rounds and M848 30mm dummy ammunition during training. They were deployed for the first time in Panama during operation Just Cause in 1989 and subsequently in other military campaigns with less impact than during the Gulf War. In 1991 the AH-64As played a vital role destroying Iraqi armored battle tanks stationary and moving. In 2003 during operation Iraqi Freedom they provided close air support to American armored units while they were deploying throughout Iraq. There are three generations or blocks of the Apache attack helicopter: AH-64A Block I in the mid-1980s, AH-64D Block II in the late 1990s and AH-64E Block III in the early 2010s.
The AH-64A Apache attack helicopter entered service with the US Army in 1984. Boeing delivered 937 AH-64As to the US Army (821), Greece, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Some operators are upgrading their AH-64A helicopters to the more capable AH-64D Longbow Apache configuration.
AH-64A Apache Specifications
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 4.64 meter (15.2 foot)
Length: 17.7 meter (58 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 14.6 meter (48 foot)
Width: 5.23 meter
Max Range: 482 kilometer (260 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,392 shp
Top Speed at High Altitude: 79 mps (284 kph)
Flight Endurance: 3 hour
Max Takeoff Weight: 6,838 kilogram (15,075 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AH-64A Apache News
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2 Sep 2003 and 18 Jan 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007US Army Awards Contract for 126 Remanufactured AH-64D Apache LongbowsFriday, July 28, 2006FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks AH-64A Upgrade to AH-64DWednesday, July 6, 2005Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow Goes AheadFriday, September 24, 2004Multi-Service Combat Support BreakthroughTuesday, September 2, 2003Greece Becomes the Latest Apache Longbow Export Customer
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