10 Best Attack Helicopters in the World

10 Best Attack Helicopters in the World
Logistics, war and rescue purposes are being done with the help of helicopters these days. It has transformed the battlefield since its first appearance in the World War II to Vietnam War. In today’s world there are many attack helicopters with are ranked on the basis of their avionics, agility, and speed and firep10 Best Attack Helicopters in the World
Logistics, war and rescue purposes are being done with the help of helicopters these days. It has transformed the battlefield since its first appearance in the World War II to Vietnam War. In today’s world there are many attack helicopters with are ranked on the basis of their avionics, agility, and speed and firepower capability.
Here are the top ten best attack helicopters in the world.

Here are the top ten best attack helicopters in the world.

1


AH-64D Apache Long Bow

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The Apache was designed to meet the requirement of the US Army’s Advanced Attack Helicopter Plan as it performed its combat mission day or night in adverse weather. It is also known to be the most pertinent and most powerful anti-armor weapon system in the Gulf war. The fire power is great and it is equipped with the state of the art electronic technology and fire control system. It can be loaded with 16 AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles, 76 70mm folding-fin aerial rockets or a combination of both- in addition to 1,200 30 rounds for its M230 automatic cannon.

2


Kamov KA-50/KA-52

Kamov-KA-50-KA-52

Designed in 1980’s and adopted for service in the Russian Army in 1995, the Kamov ka-50 ‘Black Shark’ is a single seat Russian attack helicopter and it has distinctive coaxial rotor system.

The Russian design was designed to be small, fast and agile to improve survivability and lethality. It was uniquely made to be operated by a single pilot with minimal weight and size also, maximum speed and agility.  It can carry four 20- round rocket pods, 24 Vikhr missiles or a mixture and it can also carry AA-11/R-73 Archer air to air missiles which is a threat for opposing attack helicopters. It has combat radius of 250 km and top speed of 350 km.

3


MI-28H Havoc (Russia)

Mil-Mi-28

The Mil Mi- 28 carries a single gun in an under nose barbette and is a Russian all-weather, day and night military tandem, two seat anti-armor attack helicopter. It has NATO reporting name as ‘Havoc’ and is dedicated attack helicopter with no intended secondary transport capability better optimized than the Mil Mi-24 for the role. It also has external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings.

4


Eurocopter Tiger

Eurocopter-LE-TIGRE

Known as the Tiger in Germany and the Tigre in France and Spain, the Eurocopter Tiger is an attack helicopter. It is manufactured by Eurocopter and is powered by two MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390.

5


AH-1Z Viper

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Developed by the United States Marine Corps , the Bell AH-1Z Viper is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the AH-1W SuperCobra. The ultimate attack helicopter is capable, flexible and multi-mission. It has incredible features such as four-blade, bearingless, composite main rotor system, up rated transmission and new target sighting system. Also called ‘Zulu Cobra’ the AH-1Z is a part of the H-1 upgrade program.

6


A-129/T-129 (Italy/Turkey)

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Agusta A129 Mangusta , the first helicopter to be designed and produced wholly in Western Europe is an  attack helicopter designed and produced by Agusta in Italy. Agusta Westland as the primary partner, the derivative version of the A129, the TAI/Agusta Westland T-129 ATAK’s development is the responsibility of Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI).

7


AH-1W Super Cobra

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The twin engine attack helicopter is based on US Army’s AH-1 Cobra. AH-1J SeaCobra, the AH-1T Improved SeaCobra and AH-1W SuperCobra are a part of twin Cobra Family.

8


AH-2 Rooivalk

Denel-AH-2-Rooivalk

Based on reverse engineering of the Aerospatiale Puma using the same engines and main rotor, the Denel Rooivalk is an attack helicopter manufactured by Denel of South Africa for ‘Red Kestrel’.  The South African air forces operate only 12 Denel AH-2 Rooivalk attack helicopters.

9


MI-24 Hind

The-Mi-24-Hind best attack helicopter

The first helicopter to enter service with Russian Air Force as an assault transport and gunship is a large gunship with low capacity troop transport of just eight passengers. Though it is like the American AH-64 Apache, it is capable of transporting up to eight troops unlike other western assault helicopter.

10


Z-10

Z-10 attack helicopter

With weapons such as 30-mm cannon, HJ-9 anti-tank guided missiles like the TOW-2A, newly developed HJ-10 anti-tank missiles like the AGM-114 Hellfire, TY-90 air-to-air missiles and un operated rocket pods, the helicopter since 2008 in service with Chinese army. The Z-10 helicopter has a standard gunship configuration with a narrow fuselage and stepped tandem cockpits. Gunner is seated at the front and the pilot is at the rear

 

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