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  • Boeing AH-64D Apache

    Derived from McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache
    1991










    Boeing AH-64D Apache

    4 prototype AH-64D Longbow Apaches built in 1992/93, first flew 15 Apr 1992. Updated and improved AH-64 Apache for similar mission, with the Longbow attack radar added on top of the rotorhead (increasing its maximum height off the ground to 4.95m from 4.22m of the AH-64A) and improved twin General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft engines. US AH-64Ds have either been built new or are AH-64As reworked in an extensive conversion programme due (2003) to complete in 2010. Ordered by armed forces of Netherlands and in Jul 1995 British Government ordered 67 to be assembled by Westland (qv).
    Boeing has a diverse supplier base, including taking fuselages for Block III AH-64D Apaches from Korea Aersopace Industries.




    Specifications


    Engine: 2 x GE T700-GE-701C 1870 shp
    Capacity: 1 + 1
    Length: (m) 17.73
    Height: (m) 3.87
    Blades: 4
    Rotor diam.: (m) 14.63
    Disc area: (m2) 168.11
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5165     Max: 10400
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 265     Max: 290
    Range: (km) 470
    Ceiling: (m) 6400
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 762
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    Derivatives & Versions


    ModelYearHistory
    Westland WAH-64 Apache 1998 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 t ...
    Fuji AH-64DJP Apache 2006
    AH-64E Apache 2011 The Block III Apache features a 701D engine, composite rotor blades, improved networking and communications avionics, and an Improved Drive Syst ...



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