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The Fascinating Ingenuity of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter

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The Fascinating Ingenuity of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter

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The AH-64 Apache is armed with a machine gun that shoots canon rounds and a giant rocket launcher. But perhaps more impressive is what it can withstand under fire.


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Highly maneuverable, heavily armed, and devastatingly powerful, the U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache is one of the most trusted and lethal weapons in the sky. Called "Black Death" by her foes, she's cast a feared shadow over the battlefield, but this modern chopper was nearly scrapped before ever seeing action. Discover the inside story of the world's premier attack helicopter, from its controversial beginnings, rife with technical challenges and tragic failures, to its remarkable triumphs against enemy forces.

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