58.17 ft (17.73 m)
15.24 ft (4.64 m)
17.15 ft (5.227 m)
11,800 lbs empty
15,075 lbs (6838 kg) loaded
153 knots (284 kph)
pilot and copilot/gunner
HYDRA 70 rockets,
30 mm M230 chain gun
AKA "More Pork-Barrel Crap"
The Apache has been sold to
Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and Greece.
Israel uses them to violate the UN Charter by
executing Palestinians with out charge or trial.
This provokes "terrorism" against U.S.
AH-64 Apache is the U.S. Army's primary
attack helicopter, replacing the AH-1 Cobra.
Designed for day/night, adverse weather
ground attack capability,
against Soviet tanks
the U.S.-designed Christie suspension.
It is equipped with a
Target Acquisition Designation Sight and a Pilot Night
Vision Sensor that allows its 2-man crew to navigate
and attack in darkness and bad weather.
The principal mission of the Apache is the
destruction of tanks w/ the HELLFIRE missile.
It can allegedly withstand hits from
rounds up to 23mm, in it's critical areas.
It is equipped w/ 2 jet engines to make it
less vulnerable to the Soviet SA-7 IR missile.