Presentation on theme: "AH-64 Apache SSG Coon. AH-64 History The AH-64 was first known as the Hughes YAH-64. The Hughes YAH-64, first flew in September 1975. The Army contracted."— Presentation transcript:
AH-64 History The AH-64 was first known as the Hughes YAH-64. The Hughes YAH-64, first flew in September 1975. The Army contracted the of making the YAH-64 in 1977. Originally, the YAH-64 featured a T-tail design with the tail rotor mounted mid-way on the vertical stabilizer. The tail was then redesigned into the low-set, fully movable horizontal stabilizer. Note: The T-Tale Design
Credits to the AH-64 The Apache helicopters played a key role in the 1989 action in Panama, when the AH-64's advanced sensors and sighting systems were effective against anti-government forces at night. They played a major role in the liberation of Kuwait, destroying early warning radar sites. During Operation Desert Storm, AH-64As were destroyed more than 500 tanks, armored personnel carriers, trucks and other vehicles. AH-64 Apaches have helped keep the peace in Bosnia and called into service in Albania, Kosovo and Kuwait. Most recently, Apaches have seen service in the Global War on Terrorism in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
AH -64A Between 1984 and 1997, Boeing produced 937 AH-64As for the U.S. Army, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The combat-proven AH-64A is still in service and includes the following features: Two high-performance turbo shaft engines and maximum cruise speed of 284 kph. Laser, infrared, and other systems (including target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor) to locate, track, and attack targets A combination of laser-guided precision Hellfire missiles, 70mm rockets, and a 30mm automatic cannon with up to 1,200 high explosive, dual- purpose ammunition rounds.
AH-64D and AH-64D Longbow The combat-proven AH-64D Apache and AH-64D Apache Longbow share the following history and characteristics: Testing in the late 1990s, delivery in 1997, in production for the U.S. Army and several international customers Selection by the U.S. Army, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Republic of Singapore, and United Kingdom (as the AH Mk1) Ability to assimilate advancements in digital connectivity, sensors, weapon systems, advanced training devices, and maintenance support systems
Apache Longbow Enhancements The radar-equipped AH-64D Apache Longbow features numerous enhanced capabilities, including: Longer-range weapons accuracy and all- weather/night fighting Detection of objects (moving or stationary) without being detected Classification and threat-prioritization of up to 128 targets in less than a minute Integrated sensors, networking, and digital communications for situational awareness, real time combat management, and digital transmission of images and target locations.
General Characteristics Length: 58.17 ft Height: 15.24 ft Wing Span: 17.15 ft Primary Mission Gross Weight: 15,075 lb Standard Day Hot Day ISA + 15C Hover In-Ground Effect (MRP) 15,895 ft 14,845 ft Hover Out-of-Ground Effect (MRP) 12,685 ft 11,215 ft Sea Level Std Hot Day 2000 ft 70 F Vertical Rate of Climb (MRP) 2,175 fpm 2,050 fpm Maximum Rate of Climb (IRP) 2,915 fpm 2,890 fpm Maximum Level Flight Speed 279 kph 284 kph Cruise Speed (MCP) 279 kph
This diagram illustrates the new technology being worked on to connect the connectivity and information flow among the aircraft, to the ground stations, and from Photo Telesis-equipped aircraft and LVRS-equipped pathfinders and scouts. Advancements for the AH-64D