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What is the most advanced attack helicopter?

What is the most advanced attack helicopter?

Apache AH-64E
The new aircraft is described as being faster, deadlier and more connected to the modern battlefield. (Picture: PA/Alamy). Fifty have been ordered and the rest are due to arrive by the summer of 2024.

What is special about Apache helicopter?

One of the revolutionary features of the Apache was its helmet mounted display, the Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS); among its capabilities, either the pilot or gunner can slave the helicopter’s 30 mm automatic M230 Chain Gun to their helmet, making the gun track head movements to point where …

How much horsepower does an Apache helicopter have?

Technical Specifications

First flight Sept. 30, 1975
Ceiling 21,000 feet
Range 260 miles
Power plant Two 1,900-shaft-horsepower GE T700 turboshaft engines
Top speed 192 mph

What is the baddest military helicopter?

Top 9 Attack Helicopters

  1. Nr.1 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian (USA)
  2. Nr.2 Bell AH-1Z Viper (USA)
  3. Nr.3 Kamov Ka-52 Hokum-B (Russia)
  4. Nr.4 Mil Mi-28 Havoc (Russia)
  5. Nr.5 Eurocopter Tiger (France/Germany)
  6. Nr.6 Z-10 (China)
  7. Nr.7 Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (South Africa)
  8. Nr.8 Agusta A129 Mangusta (Italy)

What is Russia’s best attack helicopter?

The Alligator is Russia’s most modern gunship. It’s heavily armed, with a 30-millimeter gun, anti-tank missiles and unguided rockets—including the same 25-pound S-8 that apparent Ukrainian helicopters used to destroy an oil depot in Belgorod, Russia, last week.

How long can an Apache stay in the air?

about 2½ to three hours
Aside from an estimated top speed (188 mph) about 20 mph faster than the AH-64D, the AH-64E can hang out longer once it reaches the battle. Given about a 15-minute trip to the field, the old model can stay in the air in a fight for about 2½ to three hours. The Guardian can fight for about three to 3½ hours.

What is the fastest US military helicopter?

The AH-64 Apache is the U.S. Army’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. The aircraft is also one of the world’s fastest helicopters. It can reach a top speed of 284 kilometers per hour.

What kind of fuel do Apache helicopters use?

Turbine-powered airplanes and helicopters will run on Jet-A aviation turbine fuel.

How much ammo does a Apache carry?

1,200 rounds
The Apache is capable of carrying up to 1,200 rounds for the gun in a device known as the 12-PAK, designed and manufactured by Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.