Best Attack Chopper

Discussion in 'Modern' started by ScOoTeR1992, Jan 16, 2008.

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Best Attack Helicoper in service today?

  1. Boeing (Hughes/McDonnell Douglas) AH-64 Apache

    52.6%
  2. Bell AH-1 Cobra

    10.5%
  3. Mil Mi-24 Hind

    10.5%
  4. Agusta A129 Mangusta

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Eurocopter Tiger

    10.5%
  6. Mil Mi-28 Havoc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Kamov Ka-50

    10.5%
  8. Denel AH-2 Rooivalk

    5.3%
  1. ScOoTeR1992

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    hello all i was wondering what you guys thought would be the worlds best attack helicopter mine would certainly be the Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche so tell me your thoughts cya
     
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    Hello Scooter,

    It's helpful if you mention why you like the Comanche and list some alternatives, maybe photos. It helps get the conversation going...
     
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    The Comanche was cancelled - never saw combat so a lot of "would of, should of."
     
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    ok guys and i never knew that the Comanche was canceled i guess it went the way of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne what was it to advanced or something know that i have just learnt that i guess it would be the Kamov KA-50 i chose it because I'm a big fan of the contra rotating main blades and over all it's a really potent attack chopper
     

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    [​IMG]
    it does look futuristic
     
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    It basically lost lost due to budgetary considerations. It was actually cancelled about 5 years ago; I have no idea what happened to the prototypes (Edwards? NA&SM?). The Army decided it would rather spend the money on the (non-stealthy) AH-64D Longbow, especially since there wasn't any reason to have a stealthy helicopter anymore. Too bad; looks like it would've been a pretty good attack helicopter.
     
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    Allright a Helo thread! One of my favorites!

    Okay well honestly the best attack helicopter in service today in respectable numbers is the AH-64D Longbow.

    Now being a Blackhawk guy I dont like the Apache and it has its faults. Once in the air however it is the premier attack helicopter in the world.

    Now having said that I would take a MH-60L DAP (Direct Action Penetrator) version of the Blackhawk. It is armed with 2 M134D Mini Guns, 30mm chain gun and 2.75" rockets. It can also be armed with 16 Hellfire Missiles.

    The MH_60L DAP is in service with the US Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment "Night Stalkers".
     
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    General characteristics
    Crew: 2 (pilot weapon systems officer)
    Length: 18,73 m (main rotor to tail rotor); 16.39 m fuselage ()
    Rotor diameter: 15.58 m ()
    Height: 5.19 m ()
    Empty weight: 5,190 kg ()
    Max takeoff weight: 8,750 kg (19,290 lb)
    Internal fuel capacity: 1,469 kg)
    Powerplant: 2× Turbomeca Makila 1K2 turboshafts, 1,716 kW (sea-level ISA) () each
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    Maximum speed: 309 km/h (193 mph)
    Range: 700 km combat; 1,130 km ferry (440 mi / 700 mi)
    Service ceiling 6,000 m (20,000 ft)
    Rate of climb: 13.3 m/s (2,105 ft/min)
    Disc loading: lb/ft² (kg/m²)
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    1 x F2 20 mm cannon, 700 rounds
    8 or 16 x Mokopa ZT-6 long-range anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM),
    4 x MBDA Mistral air-to-air missiles,
    36 or 72 x 70 mm folding fin aerial rockets (FFAR)

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    I would have to say that the AH-64D is the greatest attack helicopter in the world today. The RAH-66 "Commanche" was 'cancelled' but I keep hearing rumours that it's not, it's just on hold.
     
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    Agreed. It has the same capabilities or more than the other attack aircraft out there and it is cheaper to build than most of them.
     
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    I'd have to with the AH-64D Apache Longbow
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    Pilot...

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    Co-pilot/gunner...

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    That's a AH-64A in the last picture...:p
     
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    Longbow Apache with M-TADS / Arrowhead upgrades. Hands down the
    finest and most capable attack helo ever built.
     
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    Yes that is a AH-64A, but did you know that not all AH-64D Longbows have the large radom on the top.

    They fly in pairs and only one has the radom attached to the rotor mast.
     
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    No, I did not know that. Learn something new..
     
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    Just though that it looked cool with the weapons infront....:lol: I agree PD, learn something new everyday here...good stuff!
     
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    You can tell the difference though because the AH-64D without the Radom still does not have that pointy thing on the top.
     
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    Longbow Apache.... There really isnt an argument here.... Nothin really comes in a close second...
     
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    Rooivalk.

    No explanation needed.
     
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