AH-64A (GR)

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This page is about the American attack helicopter AH-64A (GR). For other versions, see AH-64 (Family).
AH-64A (GR)
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AH-64A (GR)
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Description

Greece agreed to acquire the American AH-64A Apache when they signed a contract in December 24, 1991 for 12 AH-64As, and another one in 1992 for 8 AH-64A+. The 20 AH-64As were delivered by 1995 and continue to serve with the Hellenic Air Force up to today, alongside 12 AH-64D ordered in 2003.

Introduced in Update "Fire and Ice", the AH-64A (GR) is a premium vehicle in the US helicopter tech tree. Compared to the Israeli AH-64A also in the premium tech tree. the AH-64A (GR) shares the same loadout options as the AH-64A in the standard tech tree. In addition to powerful Hellfires and Stingers, there is also the APKWS II missiles with a laser guidance system and a high-explosive/anti-tank warhead, capable of striking targets up to 11 km away, making them particularly effective against anti-aircraft systems. The AH-64A (GR) also comes with premium bonuses, which allows for faster progression through the American helicopter tech tree.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m300 km/h
Max altitude5 400 m
Engine2 х General Electric T700-GE-701
Take-off weight8 t
Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
Stock 316 291 5400
Upgraded 319 296

Survivability and armour

IRCM
Protects against IR-guided missiles
Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural460 km/h
Gear420 km/h

The AH-64A Apache has armour that consists of bulletproof glass in the pilot's windscreen and Kevlar boron carbide in the crew seats and cockpit. This armour provides limited protection, mainly against low-calibre weapons and fragmentation. It is not very effective against direct hits from guns larger than machine guns or against close detonations from fused anti-aircraft rounds.

  • 22 mm bulletproof glass - pilot's windscreen
  • 20 mm Kevlar boron carbide - pilot & gunner seats, cockpit floor and side panels

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
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RB4 368 Sl icon.png
SB4 093 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 670 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 150 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Talisman.png 2 × 232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
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Replacing helicopter blades
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Engine
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Flak jacket
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Helicopter frame
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EFS
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Cover
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Flares/Chaff
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AGM-114
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APKWS II
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IRCM
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AIM-92 Stinger
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NVD
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AGM-114 2
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AIM-9L

Armaments

Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night
Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Main article: M230E-1 (30 mm)

The AH-64A (GR) is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon, chin turret (1,200 rpg) + 30 x countermeasures
    • 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon + 30 x countermeasures + IRCM

Suspended armament

The AH-64A (GR) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5 6
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Hydra-70 M247 rockets 19 19 19 19
AGM-114B Hellfire missiles 2, 4 2, 4 2, 4 2, 4
AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles 1 1
APKWS II (M151) missiles 7 7 7 7
APKWS II (M282) missiles 7 7 7 7
ATAS (AIM-92) missiles 2 2
Default weapon presets
  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x ATAS (AIM-92) missiles
  • 76 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 28 x APKWS II (M151) missiles
  • 28 x APKWS II (M282) missiles
  • 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 16 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles

Usage in battles

Overview:

The AH-64A (GR) is a formidable helicopter that dominates the battlefield with its accurate and deadly long-range attack capabilities. It carries powerful Hellfire missiles, known for their exceptional precision and reliability, allowing for precise strikes against enemy positions. It also has effective Hydra rockets that can easily destroy lightly armored targets and deal with various threats. Moreover, the AH-64A (GR) has a versatile 30mm cannon that can engage both ground and air targets, increasing its flexibility and combat performance.

Long Range Air-to-Ground combat:

The Apache's armament, which consists of AGM-114s, enables the helicopter to be deadly at long ranges. However, SPAA at this tier can effectively counter the Apache's attacks, making it a challenging helicopter to fly. The Apache's agility and speed make it a difficult target to hit, but experienced SPAA operators can still take it down with well-placed shots. Moreover, the Apache's weapons rely on line-of-sight, which means that terrain and obstacles can easily block them. Despite these weaknesses, the Apache remains a formidable force on the battlefield, capable of taking out multiple targets with precision strikes. The Apache is a versatile and lethal helicopter that requires skilled operators to fully utilize its capabilities while avoiding its vulnerabilities.

Using Rockets:

The AH-64A (GR) is a state-of-the-art helicopter that features the Hydra rocket system with CCIP technology. This powerful weapon enables players to attack multiple targets at the same time with high accuracy by using the CCIP computer. The rockets are user-friendly and effective in different combat scenarios, whether players are flying low and fast or staying at a safe distance.

Air-to-Air Combat:

The helicopter has limited capabilities to fight against jets and other helicopters, so players should avoid air-to-air combat unless necessary.

The Stinger (AIM-92) missile is best used from a distance against unaware enemies because it can be easily dodged. The AIM-9L missile has better speed and maneuverability, but it is more vulnerable to flares due to the lack of IRCCM. The 30 mm cannon can be used for self-defense in dire situations, but these should be avoided.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Access to potent AGM-114B missiles, Hydra rockets, and APWKS missiles.
  • IRCM and RWR allowing quick reaction in case of attack.
  • Adequate speed and agility
  • Good durability; can take a few hits.

Cons:

  • Air-to-air performance is inadequate compared to its adversaries
  • Very few countermeasures

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