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This is Apache AH-64, sir.
- AH-64D Apache Longbow
DA Portrait Apache

The AH-64D Apache Longbow is a twin-engine attack helicopter of the U.S. Army, used for close air support.[1]

OverviewEdit

The AH-64D Apache Longbow is the spearhead of the U.S. Army. The Apache is a very versatile helicopter; fast, strong anti-tank firepower, heavy armor, and a front cannon for attacking light vehicles and infantry. However, its true power lies in its AGM-114D Hellfire Anti Tank missiles, which are the answer for countless heavily armored vehicles that are not backed by Anti-air support.

That said, if the enemy does bring along anti-air support, landing the Apache on the ground is an option, but protect it from enemy ground forces.

BackgroundEdit

It's getting hot up here!
- AH-64D Apache Longbow

Originally, the Apache started life as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's Advanced Attack Helicopter program to replace the AH-1 Cobra, and was first flown on 30 September 1975. The AH-64 was introduced to U.S. Army service in April 1986.

The U.S. Army selected the AH-64, by Hughes Helicopters, over the Bell YAH-63 in 1976, and later approved full production in 1982. McDonnell Douglas continued production and development after purchasing Hughes Helicopters from Summa Corporation in 1984. The first production AH-64D Apache Longbow, an upgraded version of the original Apache, was delivered to the Army in March 1997. Production has been continued by Boeing Defense, Space & Security; over 1,000 AH-64s have been produced to date.

AbilitiesEdit

DA Portrait Stances VTOL Land Land
Helicopter will land, allowing it to heal infantry on the ground and avoid anti-air missiles. Ability can only be used if the helicopter is in the air.
DA Portrait Stances VTOL TakeOff Take off
Helicopter will take off from the ground, allowing for movement. Ability can only be used if the helicopter is landed on the ground.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eugen Systems, Atari, Act of War: Direct Action. March 15, 2005.

See alsoEdit

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