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Top 10 Attack Helicopters

Published on March 28, 2012,

TOP 10 ATTACK HELICOPTERS OF THE WORLD

Mil Mi-24 Hind

10. Mil Mi-24/Mi-25 Hind D (1969)

Russian Mil Mi-24 (NATO Hind) is nicknamed “flying tank”. One of three best Russian attack helicopters.

  • Maximum speed: 335 km/h (208 mph)
  • Range: 450 km (280 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,750 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 300 meters/l (0,70 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 30.000.000 USD

AH-1W Super Cobra9. AH-1W Super Cobra (1969)

American twin-engined attack helicopter based on the US Army’s AH-1 Cobra

  • Maximum speed: 352 km/h (218 mph)
  • Range: 587 km (365 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,700 m (11,900 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 590 meters/l (1,39 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 20.000.000 USD

Denel AH-2 Rooivalk8. Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (1990)

South Africa’s Denel AH-2 Rooivalk or Red Kestrel attack helicopter.

  • Maximum speed: 309 km/h (193 mph)
  • Range: 1,300 km (829 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,100 m (20,000 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 540 meters/l (1,27 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 40.000.000 USD

A-129 Mangusta7. A-129 Mangusta (1983)

Italian “Mongoose” attack helicopter.

  • Maximum speed: 280 km/h (170 mph)
  • Range: 510 km (319 miles)
  • Service ceiling:4,700 m (15,000 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 515 meters/l (1,22 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 50.000.000 USD

Mil Mi-356. Mil Mi-35 Hind E (1972)

Improved export version of Russian Mil Mi-24 attack helicopter.

  • Maximum speed: 339 km/h (210 mph)
  • Range: 450 km (280 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,750 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 300 meters/l (0,70 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 35.000.000 USD

AH-1Z Viper5. AH-1Z Viper (2000)

Attack helicopter based on the AH-1W SuperCobra

  • Maximum speed: 280 km/h (170 mph)
  • Range: 685 km (425 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,100 m (20,000 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 610 meters/l (1.42 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 30.000.000 USD

Eurocopter Tiger4. Eurocopter Tiger (1991)

Best EU attack helicopter- Tiger.

  • Maximum speed: 315 km/h (200 mph)
  • Range: 800 km (500 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 520 meters/l (1,23 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 40.000.000 USD

Mil Mi-28 Havoc3. Mil Mi-28 Havoc (1982)

Russian all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armour attack helicopter.

  • Maximum speed: 320 km/h (202 mph)
  • Range: 439 km (270 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,700 m (19,000 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 700 meters/l (1,60 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 20.000.000 USD

 

Kamov Ka-52 Alligator2. Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (1996)

Coaxial monster.

  • Maximum speed: 315 km/h (200 mph)
  • Range: 545 km (339 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,000 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 370 meters/l (0,87 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 30.000.000 USD

AH-64D Longbow Apache1. AH-64D Longbow Apache (1975)

The BEST attack helicopter to date.

  • Maximum speed: 365 km/h (230 mph)
  • Range: 476 km (295 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,100 m (20,000 ft)
  • Fuel Economy: 1300 meters/l (3,25 NM/gallon)
  • Unit Cost: 60.000.000 USD

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