Sunday, September 13, 2009

AH-64D Apache Longbow pictures

british army Apache AH1 attack helicopter , The Apache Gunship has all the latest mods added to the fleet including the HIDAS defensive aids located on the nose either side of the sights - some aircraft are not fitted and I suspect that the fit is rotated around aircraft that are due to serve in Afghanistan. Quad Hellfire rails and CRV-7 rocket pods are pretty much standard.

A US Army (USA) AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter, armed with AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles and 2.75-inch rocket pods hovers during flight test conducted at the Boeing/McDonnell Douglas facility, located near Mesa, Arizona (AZ). (USAF PHOTO

A U.S. Army AH-64D Longbow Apache, 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell Ky., provides ground forces with air support from Forward Operating Base Speicher Iraq, Oct. 21, 2005, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Q-24 CN DN024 Netherlands Air Force 301 Squadron Gilze-Rijen
AH-64D Apache cockpit pictures
back office with a broadly similar set up to the front cockpit
gunner cockpit

MFD's and central display in the gunners/co-pilot front seat. The British Army crews it's Apaches very differently to the US Army, where it is usual practise to have aircrew qualified in specific positions and the pilot in the rear seat being the aircraft commander. AAC crews are cross trained to both seats as quickly as possible and operate on a equal footing

Much better looking than those daffy ones the Marines have retrofitted to their Whiskey Cobras

AH-64D Apache Longbow is an advanced all-weather anti-tank and ground support combat helicopter
The Apache AH64 comes equipped with four major weapons: M230E1 Chain Cannon, Hydra Rockets , Hellfire anti armor guided Missiles and 5-inch (127-mm) Zuni rocket

This picture of a Boeing AH-64D 'Saraf' was published in Combat Aircraft and used as the header photo for a feature on the 60th Anniversary of the Israeli Air Force.

ah 64 wiki

AH64 Specifications
Crew: 2: pilot, CPG (co-pilot/gunner)
Length: 58.17 ft (17.73 m) (with both rotors turning)
Rotor diameter: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
Height: 12.7 ft (3.87 m)

Empty weight: 11,387 lb (5,165 kg)
Loaded weight: 17,650 lb (8,000 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 23,000 lb (10,433 kg)
Powerplant: 2× General Electric T700-GE-701 and later upgraded to T700-GE-701C (1990-present) & T700-GE-701D (AH-64D block III) turboshafts, -701: 1,690 shp, -701C: 1,890 shp, -701D: 2,000 shp (-701: 1,260 kW, -701C: 1,490 kW, -701D: 1,490 kW) each
Fuselage length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
Rotor systems: 4 blade main rotor, 4 blade tail rotor in non-orthogonal alignment
Hydra 70 and AGM-114 Hellfire.Performance

Never exceed speed: 197 knots (227 mph, 365 km/h)
Maximum speed: 158 knots (182 mph, 293 km/h)
Cruise speed: 143 knots (165 mph, 265 km/h)
Combat radius: 260 nmi (300 mi, 480 km)
Ferry range: 1,024 nmi (1,180 mi, 1,900 km)
Service ceiling: 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
Rate of climb: 2,500 ft/min (12.7 m/s)
Disc loading: 9.80 lb/ft² (47.90 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (310 W/kg)

Guns: 1× 30x113 mm (1.18x4.45 in) M230 cannon, 1,200 rounds
Rockets: Hydra 70 FFAR rockets
Missiles: combination of AGM-114 Hellfire, AIM-92 Stinger, and AIM-9 Sidewinder


Anonymous said...

very efficient fighter of the army

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