All-weather, day or night, attack helicopter.
The AH-64DHA is based on the Boeing AH-64D "Longbow Apache", and tailored specifically for the needs of Greek Army Aviation. The AH-64 was originally selected by Greece for it's twin engine layout and precision AGM-114 "Hellfire" missiles. Two engines being key to flying over water among the various Greek islands.
The AN/APG-78 mast-mounted fire control RADAR is available for the Greek Apaches in addition to the usual complement of Hellfire missiles and rockets. Alongside the Italian A129 and the forth-coming Turkish T129 variant, the Greek Apaches remain the most potent attack helicopter in the region.
- Country of Origin: United States
- First Flight: 4/15/92
- Initial Service Date: 3/31/97
- No. Built: 704
- No. In Service: 700 (approx.)
- No. of Hardpoints: 4
- Crew: 2
2x General Electric T700-GE-701D at 4,000 hp
1 x 30mm M230 Cannon (1200 rounds)
2 x pods of Hydra 70mm Rockets
16 x AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
2 x AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
|Length:||58 ft. 2 in.|
|Wing Span:||17 ft. 2 in.|
|Rotor Length:||48 ft.|
|Rotor Disc Area:||1,809.5 sq.ft|
|Height:||16 ft. 3 in.|
|Empty Weight:||11,387 lbs|
|Max. Weight:||23,000 lbs|
|Max. Payload:||1,700 lbs|
|Internal Fuel:||2,550 lbs||
|Max. Speed:||182 mph|
|Cruise Speed:||165 mph|
|Service Ceiling:||21,000 ft.|
|Normal Range:||257 nm|
|Max. Range:||1,024 nm|
AH-64DHA: Greece (Army Aviation), AH-64D: Egypt (Air Force, 35), Israel (Air Force, 11), Japan (Ground Self-Defense Force, 50 ordered), Kuwait (Air Force, 16), The Netherlands (Air Force, 29), Saudi Arabia (Land Forces, 12 ordered), Singapore (Air Force, 18), Taiwan (Army Aviation, 30 ordered), United Arab Emirates (Air Force, 14), United Kingdom (Army Aviation, 67), Untied States (Army Aviation, 500).
Random great photos of the Boeing AH-64DHA Apache Longbow: