Helicopter is a very useful and important vehicle used through air travel. There are actually different kinds of helicopters available in the world. There are those that are for traveling purposes, and there are also those attack helicopters popularly used in military forces. In relation to this, here are 10 best attack helicopters the world has to offer:
10. AH-2 Rooivalk
The manufacturer of this great attack helicopter is Denel, which is a company that is based in the beautiful and progressive country of South Africa. The world Rooivalk is actually meaningful in the country. It is Afrikaans for the word “Red Kestrel”. If you think Rooivalk is a newly-manufactured helicopter, then you are absolutely wrong. The truth is, it is a product of reverse engineering installed with the main rotor and engine of Aerospatiale Puma.
This attack helicopter has extremely useful attachments such as stepped tandem cockpits, narrow fuselage, and standard gunship configuration. This is a unique model since the pilot area can be located on its rear part. In front of Z-10 is also a gunner. Some of the weapons used by this model of attack helicopter are HJ-10 anti-tank missiles, HJ-9 anti-tank guided missiles, TY-90 air-to-air missiles, and 30-mm cannon.
8. MI-24 Hind
This is not only an excellent attack helicopter, but also a big helicopter gunship. The very first group of people who used MI-24 Hind was the Russian Air Force. The important uses of this helicopter here were a gunship and an assault transport. Even so, MI-24 Hind is just a low capacity one when it comes to troop transport since it can only carry 8 people.
Agusta, which is a manufacturing company based in Italy, is the one that manufactured this model of attack helicopter. Western Europe was the very first region that took advantage of the usefulness of this brilliant attack helicopter. On the other hand, the T-129 is a helicopter derived from the A-129. The derivation became successful through the great effort of AgustaWesland and Turkish Aerospace Industries or TAI.
6. AH-1W Super Cobra
This high tech attack helicopter has Bell AH-1 SuperCobra as its mother. The Bell AH-1 SuperCobra is one of those attack helicopters that are built to have dual engine systems. The AH-1W SuperCobra actually has two more helicopter siblings, and these are the AH-1T Improved SeaCobra as well as the AH-1J SeaCobra.