The helicopters are considered as the best and the most effective sources that is used for the purposes of battlefield as well as logistics. A number of wars and several rescue operations are carried out with the help of helicopters. The use of helicopters in the wars and the battlefield began from the Vietnam War in the World War II. Since then, the helicopters are efficiently used by the countries in order to guard their nation against any kind of threat. It can be considered that the use of the helicopters have transformed and advanced the battlefield. Almost all the countries of the world use helicopters in their military operations. Following are the Top 10 Best Battlefield Helicopters in the World.
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Top 10 Best Battlefield Helicopters in the World
The Z-10 is a remarkable attack helicopter that was introduced in the army of China in the year 2008-09. Since then, the army has been using this helicopter very efficiently. This helicopter comprises of a standard and an advanced configuration of gunship with stepped tandem cockpits as well as a narrow fuselage. The seated system of this helicopter involves gunner at the front and the pilot at the rear. The Z-10 comprises of a number of weapons like HJ-9, 30 mm cannon, HJ-10 anti-tank guided missiles as well as TY-90 missiles that work air-to-air.
9 MI 24- Hind
The MI 24 – Hind is one large helicopter gunship as well as an attack helicopter. This helicopter is also a low-capacity troop transport and has a room for around eight passengers. The MI 24 – Hind basically belongs to India and is considered as the very first helicopter which has entered into a service with the Air Force of Russia as a gunship and assault transport. This helicopter is also considered as a very close counterpart to the AH-64 Apache of America. The MI 24 – Hind is a fine battle helicopter that is capable of transporting upto eight troops without any fuss.
8 AH-2 Rooivalk
The AH-2 Rooivalk also addressed as the Denel Rooivalk is a fine attack helicopter that has been manufactured by the Denel of South Africa. Rooivalk is nothing but an African term for ‘Red Kestrel’. As of now, the Air Force of South Africa operates only twelve Denel Rooivalk helicopters. These helicopters are agile and strong. The machine used in these choppers is considered as an entirely new machine. It is believed that AH-2 is highly based on the Aerospatiale Puma, but in a reverse engineering. The engine and the main rotor used in both the helicopters is the same.
7 Super Cobra AH-1W
This robust battlefield helicopter is based on the army of the United States of America. The Bell Super Cobra AH-1W is a good twin-engine attack helicopter of the US army. The twin Cobra is a large family that includes several attack helicopters such as the robust AH-1T Improved SeaCobra, the AH-1J SeaCobra as well as the SuperCobra AH-1W. The family of the Super Cobra is considered as one of the greatest and the best battlefield helicopters of the world with a remarkable motor engineering and configuration.
6 A-129 (Italy) /T-129 (Turkey)
The A-129 also known as the Agusta A129 Mangusta is one excellent attack helicopter that has been originally designed and produced by Agusta in the nation of Italy. This helicopter is considered to be the very first helicopter that has been designed and produced totally in the Western European region. Another attack helicopter, the T-129 also known as the Agusta Westland T-129 ATAK is an extracted or a derivative version of its former chopper, A129. This helicopter has been developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries in Turkey. Both these helicopters are very efficient and robust and form a major part of the war/battlefield of both the militaries.
5 AH-1Z Viper
To describe this chopper at its best, AH-1Z Viper is flexible, capable as well as multi-mission attack helicopter. Designed for the Marine Corps of the United States of America, this Helicopter is nothing but a 2-engine attack chopper that is based on the SuperCobra AH-1W. The configuration of this attack helicopter is very remarkable and it consists of a bearingless, four-blade composite main rotor system, a new target sighting system as well as an uprated transmission. This helicopter is also considered as a part of the H-1 upgrade program. This battlefield helicopter is also addressed as ‘Zulu Cobra’ in reference to its variant letter.
4 Eurocopter Tiger
The Eurocopter Tiger is considered as one of the greatest battlefield helicopter of the world that has been manufactured by Eurocopter. In Germany, it is addressed as the Tiger,whereas in the countries of France and Spain this helicopter is addressed as the Tigre. The Eurocopter Tiger is a very powerful attack helicopter of the world that is considered to be powered by the two MTU Turbomeca turboshaft engines of the RollsRoyce MTR390.
3 MI-28H Havoc
The MI-28H Havoc is an all-weather, day-night, two-seated, anti-armor attack helicopter that has been manufactured by Russia. This helicopter is also called as one fine military tandem and is considered as a fine and a dedicated attack helicopter with a system of no intended secondary transport capability. This chopper is considered as a better optimized attack helicopter than the MI-24 as to its role. This helicopter also carries a gun that remains in its undernose barbette. Apart from this, the MI-28H Havoc also carries external loads on the pylons below its stub wings.
2 Kamov KA-50/KA-52
The Kamov Ka-50 also addressed as the ‘Black Shark’ is an excellent single-seated attack helicopter of Russia which comes with a fine coaxial rotor system which belongs to the design bureau of Kamov. This helicopter was designed in the 1980s and was adopted in the Russian army in the year 1995. This helicopter of attack was designed to be agile, fast and small as to improve its lethality and survival. This helicopter comes with a top-speed of 350 kilometers. It embraces a combat radius of around 250 kilometers. A number of missiles, 4 20-round rocket pods, etc are added to this attack helicopter to make into a complete battlefield helicopter.
1 AH-64D Apache Long Bow
This helicopter is considered as the greatest and the best battlefield helicopter of the world. This helicopter is considered to be the most powerful anti-armor weapon system to be ever introduced in the Gulf war. It has the ability to perform a number of combat missions in the day or night as well as during the adverse conditions of the weather as well. This helicopter has been especially designed in order to meet the heavy requirements of the army of the US in terms of its plans of advanced attack helicopter. The fire-power of this attack helicopter is marvellous.