Westland WAH-64 Apache


Derived from Boeing AH-64D Apache

1998

Model

Licence-built version of the AH-64D Apache Longbow for the British Army. Selected in July 1995, contract for 67 helicopters signed in 1996 with the first eight built by Boeing and the remaining 59 to be assembled by Westland at Yeovil, Somerset in England from Boeing-supplied kits. First flight on September 25, 1998. Entered service on January 2001. The 67th and last Apache delivered to the Army Air Corps in July 2004. Total cost rounded £4.1 billion.


Model News

AgustaWestland Renews with Critical Software, 15-Dec-14 : Critical Software announce that it has renewed its agreement with AgustaWestland until 2018. Over the last 10 years they have worked in the AW101, AW159 and Apache AH.1 programs.

UK Apaches reaches 50,000 hs in Afghanistan, 14-Apr-14 : The British Army s Apache attack helicopters, operated by the Army Air Corps, flew their 50,000th hour on operation in Afghanistan recently.

HIDAS-15, 01-Sep-13 : HIDAS is a Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System used by British Apache and Wildcat aircraft

First UK Built WAH-64 Apache Makes Maiden Flight, 19-Jul-00 : The maiden flight of the first production Apache built by GKN Westland Helicopters at its Yeovil facility was achieved on July 18, 2000

First Army WAH-64 Apache Arrives 100 Days Early, 13-Dec-99 : The first WAH-64 Apache to be delivered to the Army early next year, ZJ171, was delivered to GKN Westland Helicopters Yeovil, UK factory, one hundred days ahead of schedule.


Specifications

Engine: 2 x RR RTM322 2200shp
Capacity: 2
Length: (m) 17.8
Height: (m) 4.95
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 14.6
Disc area: (m2) 168.11
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5165     Max: 7746
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 272     Max: 293
Range: (km) 462
Ceiling: (m) 3505
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 762
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Organisations

From Organisation with model WAH-64 Apache
2001
united kingdom Army Air Corps
    67 2001/now


Construction Numbers on database of WAH-64 Apache or its versions

67wah-64





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