Give Me 5 Minutes, I'll Tell You About AH-64 Apache Longbow Helicopter

AH-64 Apache Longbow

When someone talks about the helicopters, then there comes a name in the mind for the best helicopter in the world. A person who knows well about the helicopters would rank AH-64 Apache Longbow as the best and no.1 helicopter. I am making the following post for telling the people why it is ranked as the no.1 helicopter in very easy language and terminology. So read the following post on the Apache.
In the following picture, you are seeing a horrible machine. It looks like a black beast and believe me, this is not only horrible by it looks and color but it is also horrible by its actions. For own soldiers, it is a guardian angel but for enemies, it is a killing machine.

AH 64 Apache Longbow
AH-64 Apache Longbow

Design Structure

AH-64 Apache longbow is purely a combat helicopter. The only and primary function of Apache is fighting. There is no transport capacity for troops in it. Moreover, this helicopter is operated by two persons and the two seats can be seen below in the picture.
One is the pilot and the other is the co-pilot. The pilot sits in the second seat and controls the whole helicopter while the copilot sits in the front seat and controls all the weapons of the helicopter.

AH 64 Apache Longbow
AH-64 Apache Longbow

Interesting Facts About Apache

The most amazing thing about Apache is that its pilot can fire the target just by looking at the target. Yes, you have read right just by looking at the target. The gun, attached at the bottom of the Apache, really follows the line of a side where the pilot is looking for. This is due to the fact that the pilot is provided with the systematic helmet. The pilot places a lens or monocle in front of his right eye. This lens is attached to the helmet. There are sensors on the top of pilot’s compartment. These sensors collect the information from the surroundings and send signals to the pilot helmet which in turn sends the signals in image form to the lens. This makes the pilot do his work of targeting the enemy just by looking at the enemy.

Weaponry of AH-64 Apache Longbow

The helicopter is provided with some of the most dangerous weapons.
The first weapon it includes is a cannon. You can see this cannon (long pipe of a gun) under the nose of Apache. The size of each ammunition or round fired by this cannon is 30mm. This 30mm round or 3 cm round can cause the destruction equal to that of the grenade. And this cannon can fire 600 such rounds in a minute. So you can imagine how much destruction this Apache can cause in a minute.

M230 30mm cannon Apache AH 64
30mm cannon Apache AH-64

      The second most powerful weapon of the Apache is the laser guided missile. This is also called anti-tank missile or hell fire missile. This missile is so dangerous that it can melt the tanks. A pilot can target the enemy with these anti-tank missiles from a distance of 8 km with the pinpoint accuracy. So, now you can imagine how an Apache can target the enemy from such a far distance and with such accuracy. These missiles are mounted under the wings. You can see in the picture on the right. Beside these two weapons, the Apache is also equipped with the hydra rocket launcher. It is shown in the following picture on the left.

AH 64 Apache rocket launcher and hell fire missile
AH-64 Apache rocket launcher and hellfire missile

Latest Avionics Sensors of AH-64 Apache Longbow

The Apache can operate in all the weathers, snow storms, and sandstorms during day and night.
 The nose sensor on the front provides the night vision system for the Apache and helps it in operation during night. Besides this, the nose sensor also provides the images to the monocle or lens of the pilot.

AH 64 Apache
AH-64 Apache nose sensor

On the top of Apache, there is a sensor above the blades. It is shown in the following picture. This sensor provides the fire control radar system to the Apache. With the help of this sensor, Apache pilot hunts its enemy and targets it.


AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopter pic
AH-64 Apache Longbow

Conclusion

These all things make an Apache a different and unique helicopter in the world. The way the Apache operates, its weapons, its accuracy, its systematic sensors make it the best helicopter. For getting success and good results in shorter time, the Apache is a very vital helicopter for the every army.

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