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Boeing AH-64 Apache
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Info
Nation Flag United States United States
Class Gunship Helicopter
Cost 130 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 1 / Side 1 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 8
Size Medium
Optics

Medium

Speed 280 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 1000 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 500 km
Icon WALB Year 1986
Weapons
Chain Gun M230 (30mm x 1200 rounds)
Rocket Pods M151 Hydra (70mm x 38 rockets)
Air, Guided Missile AGM-114A Hellfire (Semi-Active Homing Laser x 8 missiles)

The AH-64 Apache gunship is an American helicopter gunship available to NATO forces. It's the most expensive attack helicopter together with the Mi-28 Havoc in the game and has the best armament. It also has one unique feature, its guided missiles, the Hellfires are Fire and Forget and allow the player to give the AH-64 different orders after firing the missile and the missile will still fly to its target, even if the AH-64 is destroyed.

HistoryEdit

AH-56

Following the cancellation of the AH-56 Cheyenne in 1972, in favor of United States Air Force and Marine Corps projects like the A-10 Thunderbolt II and Harrier, the United States Army sought an aircraft to fill an anti-armor attack role that would still be under Army command; the 1948 Key West Agreement forbade the Army from owning fixed-wing aircraft. The Army wanted an aircraft better than the AH-1 Cobra in firepower, performance and range. It would have the maneuverability for terrain following nap-of-the-earth (NoE) flying. To this end, the US Army issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for an Advanced Attack Helicopter (AAH) on 15 November 1972. As a sign of the importance of this project, in September 1973 the Army designated their five most important projects, the "Big Five" with AAH included.

Proposals were submitted by Bell, Boeing Vertol/Grumman team, Hughes, Lockheed, and Sikorsky. In July 1973, the U.S. Department of Defense selected finalists Bell and Hughes Aircraft's Toolco Aircraft Division (later Hughes Helicopters). This began the phase 1 of the competition. Each company built prototype helicopters and went through a flight test program. Hughes' Model 77/YAH-64A prototype first flew on 30 September 1975, while Bell's Model 409/YAH-63A prototype first flew on 1 October. After evaluating test results, the Army selected Hughes' YAH-64A over Bell's YAH-63A in 1976. Reasons for selecting the YAH-64A included its more damage tolerant four-blade main rotor and the instability of the YAH-63's tricycle landing gear arrangement.

The AH-64A then entered phase 2 of the AAH program. This called for building three pre-production AH-64s, and upgrading the two YAH-64A flight prototypes and the ground test unit up to the same standard. Weapons and sensor systems were integrated and tested during this time, including the laser-guided AGM-114 Hellfire missile. The missile development had began in 1974.The Apache's first saw combat in 1989 during the invasion of Panama Operation Just Cause.

WeaponsEdit

European Escalation Edit

Weapons Hydra70
Type Autocannon ATGM Rocket Pod
Name M230 Hellfire Hydra 70
Caliber 30 SALH 70
Ammo x 1200 x 8 x 38
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 5 10 4
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 1 12 0
HE Power 1 0 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A N/A N/A
Rate of fire 260 r/min 30 r/min 83 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon M230 WRD Icon M151 Hydra WRD Icon AGM-114A Hellfire
Type Autocannon Rocket Pod ATGM
Name M230 M151 Hydra AGM-114A Hellfire
Caliber 30mm 70mm Rocket SALH
Ammo x 1200 x 38 x 8
Range Ground = 1575 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 2800 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 60% 20% 70%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 50% 10% 50%
AP Power 2 N/A 26
HE Power 1 2 N/A
Icon WALB Suppression 69 161 150
Rate of fire 450 r/min 132 r/min 1 s r/min

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