European Gunships Part 4

AFM concludes its review of Europe’s helicopter gunship fleets with a focus on the British Army Air Corps Apache.

FLEET SURVEY

GUNSHIP HELICOPTERS PART 4

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A line-up of AAC Apaches at Royal Naval Air Station Merryfield, Somerset, during a major 16th Air Assault Brigade exercise held between Dartmoor and Salisbury Plain.
Rich Pittman
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United Kingdom

THE BRITISH Army first ordered the AH-64D variant of the Apache attack helicopter in 1996 after a fiveyear procurement competition.

It then took almost a decade to build the helicopters, train their crews and declare the first attack helicopter (or AH) regiment fully combat ready.

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