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The Apache is the only attack helicopter currently in Service with the British Military. Designed to hunt and destroy tanks, this extremely advanced helicopter has significantly improved the Army's operational capability. It can operate in all weathers, day or night and detect, classify and prioritise up to 256 potential targets in a matter of seconds. It carries a mix of weapons including rockets, Hellfire missiles and a 30mm chain gun. The aircraft is equipped with a Day TV system, Thermal Imaging sight and Direct View Optics. It also possesses a state of the art fully integrated Defensive Aid Suite.

Posted: 11/01/2007

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Crew

2

Engines

2 x 850 shp Rolls Royce RTM-322

Length

9.53 m

height

10.3 ft

Maximum speed

330 kph

Cruise Speed

272 kph

Combat Radius

462km

Armament

16 x Hellfire missiles, 76 x 2.75" CRV-7 rockets, 1200 x 30mm cannon rounds, 4 x Air to Air Missiles

Surveillance/Target Acquisition

TV (127 x mag), Thermal Imaging (36 x mag), Direct view optics (18 x mag)



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