07 Sep '12, 10am

Find out more about the Apache and the Army Air Corps:

Apache in action You will need to download the latest flash player from the Adobe Website for this to work. Designed to hunt and destroy tanks, the Apache attack helicopter has significantly improved the Army's operational capability. Apache can operate in all weathers, day or night and detect, classify and prioritise up to 256 potential targets in a matter of seconds. It carries a mix of weapons including rockets, Hellfire missiles and a 30mm chain gun. In addition to the distinctive Longbow Radar located above the rotor blades, this aircraft is equipped with a Day TV system, Thermal Imaging sight and Direct View Optics. Defensively it possesses a state of the art fully integrated Defensive Aid Suite. In Service Date: 2001 Maximum All Up Mass: 7,746kg Engines 2 x 850 shp Rolls-Royce RTM-322 Crew 2 Length: 17.57m Main Rotor Diameter: 14.63m Height: 4.9m Maximum Speed: 330 ...

Full article: http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/aircraft/1531.aspx

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