AH-64D Apache US Army Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AH-64_Apache#mediaviewer/File:AH-64D_Apache_Longbow.jpg
The McDonnell Douglas Apache (now Boeing) is a four bladed, twin engine attack helicopter with front and tail landing gear, with wheels. The aircraft has a cockpit made for two pilots.
It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision. A chain gun is carried between the main landing gear, the aircraft can also carry missiles and rockets.
The Apache originally started as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army. In 1984 McDonnell bought Hughes helicopters and the Apache became there's, they continued the Apache production line and the development of the aircraft. Boeing took over the production line after the merger between Boeing and McDonnell Douglas.
Purpose: Attack helicopter
First Flight: Hughes Helicopters (1975-84) McDonnell Douglas (1984-97) Boeing (1984-present)
Designer: Hughes Helicopters
First Flight: 30 September 1975
Introduction: April 1986
Status: In Service
Number Built: 2,000 as of March 2013