Apache tooled up and ready!.jpg
AH-64A/D. Developed by McDonnell Douglas now Boeing. It entered service in the US Army in 1984.The US Army have more than 800 in service, and more than 1,000 have been exported. The Longbow as it is known is fitted with the millimetre wave fire control radar and the Hellfire missile. The M230 gun provides a fire rate of 625 rounds a minute. It has 16 Hellfire missiles 8 under each wing.
Crew.2 - pilot and copilot/gunner. Main Rotor Blade 14,630cm. Height 3,590cm. Empty Weight 5,352kg. Max Cruising 260km/h. Max Rate of Climb 942m/min.Max Vertical Rate of Climb 474m/min The Apache can carry an assortment of weapons to cater for different missions. The full upgrade came into service in 2001. Its one Hell of a fighting machine and its a good thing to have them on your side!!!