Top 10 Most Advanced Attack Helicopters in The World

There is more than 20 Attack helicopter in the world out of which we have shortlisted Top 10 Most Powerful Attack Helicopters in The World, Our analysis is based on performance, speed, agility, firepower capabilities, and avionics.

10

AH-2 Rooivalk

AH-2 Rooivalk is a South African Helicopter manufactured by Denel Aviation of South Africa. Development of the helicopter begins in 1984. It contains an automatic target detection and tracking system. This helicopter can fire 20mm cannon, can carry anti-tank missiles, air to air missiles and rockets.

Top speed: 309 km/h
Range: 740 km
Unit cost: $40 Million
Engine type: Turbomeca Makila
Number built: 12
Developed from: Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma

9

Mil Mi-24 Hind

Mil Mi-24 Hind is a Big Russian Helicopter Gunship, Attack helicopter and can also transport troops up to eight passengers. It was introduced in 1972.
 It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and has been operated by 50 countries. 

Top speed: 335 km/h
Range: 450 km
Unit cost: $12 Million

8

Agusta A129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta is an advanced attack helicopter produced by Italian Company Agusta. It’s was introduced in 1983 and it is said to be the only helicopter which is designed and manufactured wholly in Europe. A129 Mangusta is a twin-engine twin seat, highly advanced attack helicopter. It has 20mm cannon, Machine Gun, Anti-tank missiles, and rockets.

Top speed: 352 km/h
Range: 510 km
Cruise speed: 229 km/h
Unit cost: $22 Million
Engine type: Rolls-Royce Gem

7

Z-10

Z-10 is a Chinese attack helicopter. It is actually designed by Russian Manufacturer Kamov. And technical assistance from Eurocopter and Augusta. Weapons of Z-10 consist of Anti Tank Missiles, Air to Air missiles, unguided rockets and 30mm cannons.

Top speed: 300 km/h
Range: 820 km
Price: $17 Million
Wingspan: 13 m
Weight: 5,540 kg
Engine type: Turboshaft
Number built: 260+

6

AH-1W Super Cobra

The AH-1W Super Cobra is an American Twin Engine Attack Helicopter. Super Cobra is an Upgraded Advanced version of old AH – 1 Cobra Helicopter. Super Cobra was the backbone of the Us Navy’s helicopter fleet and now it’s being replaced by new AH-1Z Viper Helicopter.

Top speed: 282 km/h
Unit cost:$10.7 million
Engine type: Turboshaft
Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter

5

Eurocopter Tiger

Eurocopter Tiger is jointly developed by France and Germany. Eurocopter is a four-blade, twin-engine. Eurocopter Tiger is manufactured by Eurocopter (now Airbus). It entered into service in 2003.

Top speed: 269 km/h
Range: 800 km
Weight: 3,060 kg
Unit cost: $31 Million
Engine type:MTR390

4

Mil Mi-28 Havoc

Mil Mi-28 Havoc is an all-weather, day and night, two seated anti-armor attack helicopter. Mi-28 is one of the most advanced attack helicopters.
It can fire for 80mm unguided rockets, Five 122mm rockets grenade launchers. Havoc has 23mm guns, 12.7mm machine guns or bombs.

Top speed: 299 km/h
Range: 1,100 km
Length: 17 m
Unit cost: $15 Million
Engine type: Klimov TV3-117

3

Bell AH-1Z Viper

Bell AH-1Z Viper is an American twin-engine attack helicopter. This is an advanced version of an attack helicopter Supercobra. Viper was developed for the united states marine corps. It’s the only attack helicopter with a fully integrated air to air missiles capability.

Top speed: 411 km/h
Length: 18 m
Range: 685 km
Unit cost: $27 Million
Engine type: General Electric T700

2

Kamov KA-50/KA-52

Kamov KA-50 also known as Black Shark is a Russia’s most advance Attack Helicopter. It was first introduced in 1995. Kamoc KA-50 is a single seat Helicopter, It also has Two-Seat version KA-52 Alligator. It is capable of operating high altitude and speed. It is fitted with anti-ship missiles and air to air missiles.

Top speed: 315 km/h
Range: 545 km
Unit cost: 16,000,000–16,000,000 USD (2011)
Engine type: Klimov TV3-117
Number built: Ka-50: 32; Ka-52: 100+

1

AH-64E Apache Guardian

AH-64E Apache Guardian is the most advance Attack Helicopter United States have. Apache is a twin-engine, two seated helicopter. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems.

Top speed: 365 km/h
Unit cost: AH-64A: US$20 M; AH-64D: US$33 M; AH-64E: US$35.5M
Engine type: Turboshaft

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