Specifications for the
Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache / Apache Longbow
Focus Model: Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Hughes / Boeing / McDonnell Douglas - USA; AgustaWestland - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1986
Length: 49.11 ft (14.97 m)
Width: 17.16 ft (5.23 m)
Height: 16.24ft (4.95 m)
Weight (Empty): 11,799 lb (5,352 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 22,282 lb (10,107 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft engines developing 1,890 shaft horsepower and driving a four-blade main and two-blade double tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 162 mph (261kmh; 141 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,181 miles (1,900km)
Service Ceiling: 9,478 ft (2,889 m; 1.8 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,415 feet per minute (736 m/min)
Hardpoints: 6 (including wingtip mounts)
1 x 30mm Hughes chain gun
Four underwing hardpoints and two wing stub endpoints for various mission specific ordnance including:
16 x AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles
4 x Hydra-70 2.75in 19-Shot FFAR (Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket) rocket pods
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles in ATAS twin missile mount launchers.
4 x Auxiliary Fuel Tanks
4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x Sidearm anti-radiation missiles
Model 77 - Hughes Developmental Designation
YAH-64 - US Army Protoype Model Designation for AAH program
AH-64A Apache - Initial production designation; General Electric T700-GE-701 turboshaft engines of 1,696 shaft horsepower.
AH-64B Apache - Proposed Improved Apache; all-new rotor blades, improved communications, integrated GPS; cancelled in 1992.
AH-64C Apache - Proposed Improved Apache; designation dropped in 1993; changes included in existing AH-64A and newer AH-64D models to follow.
AH-64D Apache - Similar to AH-64C model with introduction of removable radar.
AH-64D "Apache Longbow" - Updated engines (General Electric T700-GE-701C of 1,890 shaft horsepower); noticeable radome (Fire Control Radar - FCR - target acquisition system) on top of main rotor mast; updated navigation and comunications; improved crew survivability; integrated radio-based moden for multiple target tracking; planned UAV support function; further systems digitization.
AH-64E - AH-64D Block III production models; 2 x General Electric T700-701D 2,000shp engines, composite main rotor, VNsight low-level TV, revised landing gear legs; improved data sharing; integrated UAV control.
WAH-64A Apache - British production model of AH-64A Apache models under license from Boeing production through AgustaWestland.
WAH-64D Apache - British production model of AH-64D Apache models under license from Boeing; production through AgustaWestland.
AH Mk 1 - British Army Designation of WAH-64
"Sea Apache" - Proposed US Marine navalized version of land-based Apache featuring specialized suite of weapons and avionics systems; redesigned landing gears; never ordered nor produced.
"Peten" (Cobra) - Israeli Army AH-64A Apache Designation
"Saraph" (Serpent) - Israeli Army AH-64D Apache Designation
AH-64DJP - Japanese designation of AH-64A production models
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