Questions tagged [ah-64]

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew.

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With similar weapons why does an AH64 Apache require a pilot and gunner when the A10 Warthog only needs a pilot?

The Apache has a 30mm chain gun. It carries Hellfire (anti armor), Stinger/Sidewinder (air to air) and Hydra (air to ground, APKWS guidance package available) missiles. source The Warthog has a ...
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What is a compounding wing and how does it increase helicopter performance?

The US Army is developing a list of enhancements for the next generation Apache attack helicopter. Among them this was mentioned: Topping the list of major changes is re-engining with the 3,000-shp ...
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Why does the Apache create much more rotor noise than the A-129?

The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter was upgraded several times after its first flight in 1974. The Apache Longbow was a major upgrade which entered service in 2003. On the other hand, Agusta A-129's ...
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Why does AH-64 Apache have its radar over its rotors? [duplicate]

The targeting radar is above the rotor assembly ! But why ?
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Can the Apache detect infrared (IR) lock?

Can the Apache, regardless if it's the AH-64E/D (US) or AH1 Longbow (UK), detect IR lock? I am aware that the Wildcat AH1, Merlin HC3/4 and AH1 Longbow share the same defensive systems that can ...
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How does the Mil Mi-35M compare to the Boeing AH-64D Apache?

(Source left, right) How does the Mil Mi-35M compare to the Boeing AH-64D Apache? Both are attack helicopters. I have the following concerns with the Mi-35M: When compared to the largest U.S. ...
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What is the difference between Bell AH-1Z Viper and Apache Longbow in terms of role?

What is the difference between Bell AH-1Z Viper and Apache AH-64D Block III Longbow in terms of role? When does someone use AH-1Z Viper and when does someone use AH-64D Block III?