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AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions, Department of the Army, Headquarters
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Author Name:    Department of the Army, Headquarters

Title:   AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Periscope Film LLC 

ISBN Number:   1935700677 / 9781935700678

Seller ID:   ING9781935700678

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Developed and deployed in a short time dueto the pressure of the Vietnam War, Bell 's AH-1 Cobra performed well; but Army planners believed a better attack helicopterwould be needed in the next war. In 1976, Hughes Helicopter 's YAH-64A prototype bested the Cobra in firepower, performanceand range, and won the competition to replace it. It would be 1982 before production commenced, but eventually over1100 would be produced including the advanced AH-64D Apache Longbow. Dubbed the Apache, the AH-64 is a four-blade, twin-engine, tandem-cockpit designwith tailwheel landing gear. The AH-64 features double and triple-rendundant systems that ensure maximum survivabilityin combat, and an awesome array of weapons that can include Hellfire missiles and a 30mm M230 Chain Gun that can be slaved to the pilot 's head movements via ahelmet mounted display (IHADSS). The Apache first saw combat during the invasion of Panama in 1989, and conducted the first attack of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, flying into Iraq to destroy enemy radar systems. AH-64s are credited with destroying over 500 tanks during that conflict. They continued their service in Bosnia and Kosovo, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The AH-64 is nowalso deployed by the United Kingdom, Israel, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Japan and other air forces worldwide. Created by the Army for the AH-64A version of the Apache, this unclassified pilot 's flight manual runs over 600 pages, and contains chapters about aircraft systems and procedures. It is reprinted here in its entirety.



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