The old hovercrafts have one main weapon, a gun. The new attack helicopters have many weapons, two guns and four missiles, for example.
The old hovercrafts are easy to control and aim. The new attack helicopters are hard to control and aim.
The old hovercrafts are fun to play with. The new attack helicopters are also fun to play with, but they have more features than the old hovercrafts.
The old hovercrafts don’t need much maintenance. The new attack helicopters need a lot of maintenance.
The old hovercrafts are made out of plastic. The new attack helicopters are made out of metal, which is strong and can withstand bullets.
The comparison of the hovercraft and attack helicopter is a popular topic for discussion. The two vehicles are both used for military purposes, but the attack helicopter has several advantages over its rival the hovercraft.
Both vehicles are used for military warfare, but the attack helicopter has an advantage over the hovercraft in terms of weaponry. The attack helicopter is equipped with a 20mm M197 Gatling gun on the front of the vehicle. It can also carry TOW missiles on hard points on either side of the vehicle just behind and below the cockpit. There are also 2 rocket pods on each side of the vehicle that contain 70 2.75 inch rockets. The attack helicopter can also be equipped with Stinger missiles to destroy enemy aircraft or helicopters as well as Hellfire missiles that can be used to destroy ground targets or enemy armor and vehicles.
The hovercraft has weapons as well, but they are not nearly as advanced as those found on the attack helicopter. The hovercraft only has a single 30 mm cannon, mounted at the front of the vehicle. It can also be equipped with machine guns and a mortar launcher to fire mortars at enemy positions on land or in water.
The attack helicopter is also faster than the hovercraft and more maneuverable. This allows it to easily
In the past, when I was a young boy, my father used to tell me stories of his time in the military. He would tell me about how he drove a hovercraft during the Vietnam war and how he used to sneak up behind enemy structures and destroy them without the enemy even seeing him. My father explained that this was made possible by the fact that the engines on a hovercraft are very quiet and that you can use that to your advantage in battle. I would always sit there in awe as I listened to my father’s stories of war and wonder what it would be like to be able to drive such an amazing vehicle and use it for good, not evil.
As we all know, though, times have changed. The hovercraft is no longer used in battle and has been replaced by something much more interesting. That something is called an attack helicopter. An attack helicopter is basically a flying tank with guns on it. It sounds pretty impressive doesn’t it? Well don’t get too excited just yet because there are some things you should know about this new type of vehicle before you go jumping into one and taking off into the sky ready for action!
Attack helicopters were first introduced during World War II as part of the German Luftwaffe’s arsenal against Allied
The commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Magnus, is no longer a fan of the hovercraft. Speaking to defense reporters in Washington earlier this month, Magnus said he was glad to see the service was retiring its fleet of LCACs — the Landing Craft Air Cushion hovercraft — and replacing them with Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and fast ships like the littoral combat ship.
“I’m very happy that we’re getting out of the hovercraft business,” Magnus said. “It’s not a high-speed platform … you can’t really do anything over 100 knots.”
Magnus’ comments were surprising for a couple of reasons. First, his service has operated hovercraft for decades, and built up significant expertise in operating them from amphibious assault ships. Second, one of the first things Magnus did as commandant was to increase the number of hovercraft in the Marine inventory by ordering 20 more LCACs from Textron Marine Systems.
Now, apparently, he regrets that decision, which came at a time when some analysts had suggested that another round of LCAC orders should be canceled. The Navy’s new LPD 17 amphibious ships will have large flight decks that could accommodate helicopters much larger than those which operate off
The AH-64 Apache is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter for the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces. It is designed to fight and survive during the day, at night, and in adverse weather throughout the world. The AH-64 Apache has proven itself in combat and has a tremendous capability growth potential well into the 21st century.
The AH-64D Apache Longbow incorporates the latest technologies for an attack helicopter. Some of these technologies include an advanced fire control radar, full IFR capability (day/night), state-of-the-art avionics, composite rotor blades, and an improved T700 power plant. The Longbow also includes fully integrated weapons, a fire control radar and missile launcher that can acquire, classify, prioritize and engage stationary or moving enemy targets at standoff ranges in nearly all weather environments.
The AH-64 Apache is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter for the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces. The Apache is designed to fight and survive during the day, night and in adverse weather throughout the world.
The Apache possesses a sophisticated sensor suite that gives the pilot and copilot target acquisition and weapon-aiming capabilities in addition to integrated navigational and communications equipment. The Longbow radar can acquire targets, classify them as hostile or friendly, determine range, and position them for engagement by the Longbow Hellfire missiles or 30mm cannon.
The Apache is armed with one M230 30mm chain gun mounted below the aircraft’s forward fuselage. It has 1,200 high-explosive/armor-piercing dual-purpose rounds for use against armored vehicles, air defenses, light fortifications, personnel and other targets.
Each wing features two hardpoints with a capacity of up to 16 Hellfire missiles along with 70mm rockets or Stinger missiles on the outboard stations. The AH-64D can also carry one AIM-92 Stinger on each stub wing station if needed, giving it a total of four AIM-92 Stingers (two per wing).
In modern warfare, the attack helicopter is a force to be reckoned with. As an example, in the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Apache Helicopter was used to defeat the Iraqi Republican Guard. The Apache has been deployed by U.S. forces in Panama and during the Gulf War as well as being used by Israel and Britain. The Apache can travel at speeds of up to 160kph, has a range of 480km without refuelling and is armed with Hellfire missiles that are capable of destroying enemy tanks.
But this wasn’t always the case. In ancient times, war chariots were originally used for transportation rather than fighting, but around 1500 B.C., they began to be equipped with scythes extending from the hubs of their wheels and were used to trample infantrymen (History World). And in 1792, a balloon was used in combat for observation purposes during the French Revolution (Fawcett).
Today, it is estimated that there are over 100 different types of helicopters employed by over 50 countries around the world (Kopp).