|This page is about the American attack helicopter AH-64A (GR). For other versions, see AH-64 (Family).|
The AH-64A (GR) is a premium gift rank VI American attack helicopter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/SB) and 11.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".
|Characteristics|| Max speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
| Max altitude|
Survivability and armour
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
|CCIP (Guns)||CCIP (Rockets)||CCIP (Bombs)|
The AH-64A (GR) is armed with:
- A choice between three presets:
- 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon, chin turret (1,200 rpg)
- 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon + 30 x countermeasures
- 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon + 30 x countermeasures + IRCM
The AH-64A (GR) can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:
- 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
Custom loadout options
|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||4||4|
Usage in battles
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- Air-to-air performance is inadequate compared to its adversaries
- Very few countermeasures
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|Cobra||AH-1F · AH-1G · AH-1Z|
|Apache||YAH-64 · AH-64A · ▃AH-64A Peten · AH-64A (GR) · AH-64D|
|Huey||UH-1B · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30|