The Apache AH-64’s Latest Upgrade CRV7 Rockets – See It Slice Through Armor Like Butter
Attack Helicopter Display Team - AHDT
The Boeing AH-64 Apache is easily the most popular attack helicopter on the planet and for a very good reason, it’s a killing machine. Originally developed in 1984 as an anti-armor aircraft the Apache made a name for itself during the Gulf War destroying over 270 Iraqi tanks and carrier vehicles. The Apache has remained the helicopter of choice to so many armed forces thanks to its amazing arsenal and firepower.
“[W]e’ve got the weapons systems onboard 30-millimeter cannon that fires out to just over 4 kilometers, 625 rounds a minute so you’re looking at ten 30 millimeter shells a second. The shell itself when it lands acts like a grenade, it doesn’t just go in like a normal bullet. It frags as well so it has that capability as well. Added to that we’ve got rockets specific to the U.K. Apache we use Canadian variant CRV7 rockets and we have multiple warheads on that whether that be point detonating or indeed the flechette.”
– Captain Jim Trayhurn AAC
The Apache is used by 12 different countries for military purposes and has eight different variants that have been constantly upgraded over the years for various combat scenarios. Earlier this month the British Army purchased 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for the price of $2.3 billion dollars to boost their armed forces and create jobs to maintain them. Below we see a weapons display from the Army Air Corps to show the destructive power of the Apache.