attack helicopter

The USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache. Here’s why.

The USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache. Here’s why.

The AH-1 Cobra A member of the prolific Huey family conceived, developed and built by Bell Helicopter, the AH-1 Cobra… Read More

7 months ago

US Army AH-64 gunner recalls when he got the call sign “Muddy” because he had diarrhea in his Apache during an attack training mission

Diarrhea in the cockpit of an attack helicopter Diarrhea was a common and serious medical condition that afflicted many US… Read More

7 months ago

AH-64E V6.5, the newest version of the Apache attack helicopter, Completes First Flight

The AH-64E Apache V6.5 The newest version of the AH-64E Apache has successfully flown with an upgraded capabilities suite as… Read More

9 months ago

Sikorsky unveils RAIDER X, next-gen scout helicopter prototype for US Army’s FARA competition aimed to develop a successor to the Bell OH-58 Kiowa

Sikorsky RAIDER X On Oct. 9, 2023, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, introduced RAIDER X, its concept for a fast,… Read More

9 months ago

The tragic fate of Airwolf Bell 222: a few years after the show ended it was destroyed due to pilot error during a storm killing three aboard

The Bell 222 The Bell 222 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter that can be configured in 5 or 6-seat… Read More

10 months ago

That time a Marine landed his AH-1W Attack Helicopter at Ball Field to retrieve Cell Phone he left at local Restaurant

The AH-1W Super Cobra Originating from a concept demonstrator delivered to the US Army in 1962 based upon a UH-1… Read More

11 months ago

Poland cleared to purchase up to 96 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for Poland The Government of Poland has set forth plans to acquire a fleet of AH-64E… Read More

11 months ago

If properly flown an Attack Helicopter would defeat most fighter airplanes in 1v1 air combat. Attack Helicopter Crews explain why.

‘Fighter pilots who face a trained, deadly and sneaky adversary in an attack helicopter will always see its missiles and… Read More

11 months ago

Czech Air Force receives first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters

By mid-September, the Czech Air Force will receive four more machines: two AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and the first two… Read More

11 months ago

US Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopter Version 6.5 upgrade Enhanced capabilities unveiled

AH-64E Apache Version 6.5 upgrade The US Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopter is and will remain the Army’s Attack helicopter for… Read More

1 year ago

Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way to receive the Medal of Honor

On Jul. 8, 2023 former Vietnam War veteran Larry Taylor received a call from US President Joe Biden. Biden informed… Read More

1 year ago

Boeing, US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters Achieve 5 Million Flight Hours, Equivalent to Flying nonstop for more than 208,333 Days or 570 Years and Nine Months

Additionally, 1.3 million of those five million flight hours were accomplished during combat. Boeing and the AH-64 team are observing… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know that Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan featured an almost medieval kit with a steel breastplate, greaves for the legs and vambraces on the arms?

Unsurprisingly, this almost medieval kit was immediately rejected as too hot, heavy and cumbersome. Advertise The Soviet Union's invasion of… Read More

2 years ago

Bell delivers final USMC AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The H-1 production line is still active in support of foreign military sales to US allies.

Completing the AH-1Z and UH-1Y deliveries to the US Marine Corps adds one more chapter to the legacy of the… Read More

2 years ago

Once a Russian Mil Mi-24 Hind Attack helicopter was painted in US Coast Guard colors. Here’s why.

The Hind has been sold to 40 countries and, no it’s not a joke, the photos in this post feature… Read More

2 years ago

Meet Boeing Modernized Apache concept, the next evolution of the current AH-64E v6 attack helicopter featuring a longer wing with three hard points per wing

Touting it as the next evolution of the current AH-64E v6 attack helicopter, the Modernized Apache can be differentiated externally… Read More

2 years ago

Rafael unveiled the Ice Breaker 5th generation long-range, autonomous precision-guided cruise missile.

The Ice Breaker is a 5th generation long-range, autonomous precision-guided missile system, enabling significant attack performance against a variety of… Read More

2 years ago