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Military Attack Helicopters

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 7/26/2015

The dedicated attack helicopter saw its baptism of fire during the Vietnam War and has been in a constant state of evolution since.

There are a total of (27) Military Attack Helicopters in the Military Factory. Gunship Helicopters are showcased in their own listing here. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose)
The Agusta A129 "Mangusta" ("Mongoose") is a modern Italian-designed and developed, two-seat, twin-engined battlefield helico...
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Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
While the helicopter was already being developed into a viable battlefield contributor during the days of World War 2 (1939-1...
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Bell AH-1 SuperCobra
The AH-1 "SuperCobra" is a further evolution of the original Vietnam War-era AH-1 "Cobra" born in the 1960s. The SuperCobra i...
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Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
In the latter part of the 1960s, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) had enough interest in the new U.S. Army attack helico...
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Bell AH-1Z Viper
The AH-1Z "Viper" is the latest and most potent form of the Vietnam War-era AH-1 Cobra helicopter debuted in the late 1960s. ...
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Bell OH-58 Kiowa
The Bell OH-58 Kiowa has seen a long, successful and extended service life with the US Army (and others) since its inception ...
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Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
The AH-6/MH-6 "Little Bird" forms an oft-overlook yet wholly vital part of American Special Operations services. This highly ...
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Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache
The Hughes / McDonnell Douglas / Boeing AH-64 Apache has served American and allied military forces well during her storied o...
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Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
At one point, the Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was set to become the future of U.S. Army rotary-wing aviation. It was a stealth-b...
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The CAIC Z-10/WZ-10 (Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation / Wuzhuang Zhisheng) is a modern battlefield attack helicopter o...
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Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
The Denel (then Atlas) AH-2 Rooivalk (translating to "Kestrel") was an ambitious and indigenous undertaking by the nation of ...
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HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)
The HAL LCH ("Light Combat Helicopter") is an indigenous Indian attack helicopter currently in development as of this writing...
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Harbin Z-19
China garnered much experience in the license production of the French-made Eurocopter AS365 "Dauphin" (which it produced as ...
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HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness)
The Iranian Shahed 285 light helicopter is a highly modified version of the American Bell 206 Ranger series of helicopters (k...
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Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
The Hughes OH-6 "Cayuse" (popularly recognized as the "Loach") was a revolutionary light helicopter mount primarily in servic...
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Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)
The Kamov Ka-50 Chernaya Akula (or "Black Shark" and Codenamed "Hokum" by NATO) series of attack helicopter was developed in ...
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Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (Hokum-B)
The Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" (Hokum-B) is an upgraded form of the original Ka-50 "Hokum" attack helicopter line. While the Ka-...
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Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja
For decades the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has made use of the American Hughes OH-6 "Cayuse" light observatio...
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Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne
The AH-56 Cheyenne was Lockheed's first and only foray into development of a production helicopter. In many respects, howeve...
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Mil AH-2 Sabre (Mi-35M)
AH-2 "Sabre" is the designation used to represent twelve Russian Mi-35 heavy assault gunship helicopters in service with the ...
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Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
The famous Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter stemmed from a Soviet Cold-War requirement for a heavily armed and armored transport h...
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Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)
The Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name of "Havoc") was a product of the Cold War designed as an anti-tank attack platform similar...
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Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
The Mil Mi-35 "Hind" became a major upgrade to the classic Soviet-era Mi-24 "Hind" assault gunships and transport series of h...
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PANHA 2091 (Toufan)
The Islamic Republic of Iran received much of its pre-1979 revolution military support from the United States of America. Wit...
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Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk
Before the US Army's ubiquitous workhorse transport/utility helicopter - the Sikorsky UH-60 "Black Hawk" - had become a house...
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Sikorsky S-97 Raider
While helicopters have evolved since their mainstream inception in the 1950s, the "rotorcraft" has remained largely conventio...
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TAI T-129 (ATAK)
The TAI T-129 (ATAK) is a Turkish attack helicopter project aimed at supplying the Turkish Army with a modern battlefield per...
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