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Boeing (Westland) Apache AH Mk1 Helicopter - Duxford Airshow Oct 2010 | by Feggy Art
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Boeing (Westland) Apache AH Mk1 Helicopter - Duxford Airshow Oct 2010

Boeing (Westland) Apache AH Mk1 Helicopter at Duxford Airshow 10 October 2010.

 

The Agusta Westland Apache is a licence-built version of the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter for the British Army. The first eight helicopters were built by Boeing; the remaining 59 were assembled by Westland Helicopters (now part of Agusta Westland) at Yeovil, England from Boeing-supplied kits. Changes from the AH-64D include Rolls-Royce engines, a new electronic defensive aids suite and a folding blade mechanism allowing the British version to operate from ships. The helicopter was named "WAH-64" by Westland Helicopters. It is designated Apache AH Mk 1 (or shortened to Apache AH1) by the UK's Ministry of Defence.

 

General characteristics

 

•Crew: 2

•Length: 17.7 m (58 ft 4 in with rotors turning)

•Rotor diameter: 14.6 m (48 ft)

•Height: 3.87 m (12 ft 8 in)

•Disc area: 168.11 m² (1,809.5 ft²)

•Empty weight: 5,165 kg (11,387 lb)

•Loaded weight: 8,006 kg (17,650 lb)

•Max takeoff weight: 9,525 kg (21,000 lb)

•Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft, 1,566 kW (2,100 hp) each

 

Performance

 

•Maximum speed: 293 km/h (158 knots, 182 mph)

•Cruise speed: 259 km/h (140 knots, 161 mph)

•Range: 1,700 km (1,121 mi)

•Service ceiling: 6,400 m (21,000 ft)

•Rate of climb: 12.7 m/s (2,500 ft/min)

 

Armament

 

•Guns: M230 Chain Gun, 1156 rounds

•Missiles: Hellfire (Stinger, Starstreak, Sidewinder/Sidearm proposed)

•Rockets: CRV7, Flechette (Tungsten dart) or High-Explosive Incendiary Semi-Armour Piercing (HEISAP)

 

Text and specifications based on Wikipedia article under the Creative Commons License for non-profit use.

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Taken on October 10, 2010