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HH1207 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian 31601, ROK Army

The AH-64E Apache Guardian was originally designated AH-64D Block III in 2012 but because of its advanced capabilities compared to previous variants it was renamed. Everything about the AH- 64E is bigger and better or improved when compared to earlier variants. A large number of improvements are meant to protect the crew from guns up to 27 mm rounds as well as crash resistant seats. Equipped with new sensors, avionics and night operation capabilities the AH-64E also has the ability to control UAVs. The South Korean Army bought thirty six Boeing AH-64E helicopters that included six that were equipped with the Longbow fire control radar. The Longbow provides the ability to detect up to one hundred and twenty eight targets at the same time at distances up to twelve kilometers. The ROK Army equipped two battalions with the new AH-64Es. The AH-64E is meant to replace the ninety ageing ROKA Bell AH-1S Cobra attack helicopter that began service in 1977. The ROK Marines have opted for the KAI (Korea Aerospace Industries) Surion.

General Specifications For AH-64E Apache Guardian
Crew – 2 X Pilot On Raised Rear Seat, Co-Pilot/Gunner In Front Seat
Dimensions
Length – 58 ft (17.7 m) Main Rotor Diameter – 48 ft (14.6 m) Height – 16.2 ft (4.95 m)
Weight
Empty – 10,340 lb (5.17 t) Maximum Takeoff Weight - 20,860 lb (10.43 t) Performance
Powerplant – 2 X General Electric T700-GE-701D Turboshafts Horse Power – 1,994 shp Each
Speed
Maximum – 186 mph (300 km/h) Cruise – 171 mph (275 km/h) Service Ceiling – 21,000 ft (6,400 m) Range – 295 mi (476 km)
Armament
1 X 30 mm Cannon W/1,200 Rounds
Missiles 4 X Hardpoints Mounted On Stub-Wing Pylons 16 X AGM-114L Hellfire-2 Anti-Tank 4 X AIM-92 Stinger
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4 X Mistral
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2 X AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-To-Air 2 X AGM-122 Sidearm Anti-Radiation
Rockets
19-Shot Pods With Hydra 70 Unguided Rockets