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Webmaster's Notes
   Around the world, defense forces fly two variants of the AH-64 Apache multi-mission combat helicopters: the AH-64A Apache and the next-generation version, the AH-64D. Equipped with radar, the aircraft is known as the AH-64D Apache Longbow, without radar it is the AH-64D Apache.
   The AH-64A Apache was widely recognized as the most advanced combat-proven attack helicopter in the world for the past decade and is the predecessor of today's unmatched AH-64D Apache Longbow multi-mission combat helicopter. Some 900 AH-64As are in service worldwide for the U.S. Army and five international customers. The Apache uses laser, infrared and other high technology systems like the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor to find, track and attack armored and other targets. The AH-64A were 85% or more combat ready when called upon in the Gulf War.
   In all, Boeing delivered 937 AH-64A, 821 of which were delivered to the US Army and 116 to international customers, including Egypt, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates between 1984 and 1997.


AH-64A Specifications
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas (Boeing)
Length: 58.17 ft (17.73 m)
Height: 15.24 ft (4.64 m)
Wing Span: 17.15 ft (5.227 m)
Primary Mission Gross Weight 15,075 lb (6838 kg)
Standard Day Hot Day ISA + 15C
Hover In-Ground Effect (MRP)15,895 ft (4845 m) 14,845 ft (4525 m)
Hover Out-of-Ground Effect (MRP) 12,685 ft (3866 m) 11,215 ft (3418 m)
Sea Level Standard Day Hot Day 2000 ft 70 F (21 C)
Vertical Rate of Climb (MRP) 2,175 fpm (663 mpm) 2,050 fpm (625 mpm)
Maximum Rate of Climb (IRP) 2,915 fpm (889 mpm) 2,890 fpm (881 mpm)
Maximum Level Flight Speed 150 kt (279 kph) 153 kt (284 kph)
Cruise Speed (MCP) 150 kt (279 kph) 153 kt (284 kph)


AH-64 Longbow Specifications
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas (Boeing)
Length: 58.17 ft (17.73 m)
Height: 16.25 ft (4.95 m)
Wing Span: 17.15 ft (5.227 m)
Primary Mission Gross Weight 16,601 lb (7530 kg)
Standard Day Hot Day ISA + 15C
Hover In-Ground Effect (MRP)13,690 ft (4172 m) 12,290 ft (3745 m)
Hover Out-of-Ground Effect (MRP) 9,480 ft (2889 m) 7,960 ft (2427 m)
Sea Level Standard Day Hot Day 2000 ft 70 F (21 C)
Vertical Rate of Climb (MRP) 1,475 fpm (450 mpm) 1,255 fpm (383 mpm)
Maximum Rate of Climb (IRP) 2,415 fpm (737 mpm) 2,370 fpm (723 mpm)
Maximum Level Flight Speed 141 kt (262 kph) 143 kt (265 kph)
Cruise Speed (MCP) 141 kt (262 kph) 143 kt (265 kph)