Hughes Model 77 AAH competition winner (became the AH-64)

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Another interesting Hughes AAH picture - in packed form. Original specifications also called for using of ejector seats and carrying additional antitank missiles internaly, so the helicopter should be re-armed during short landing. Mi-24 crews do it sometimes.
 

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Early Hughes Model 77 sketch.

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Frank Colucci, The McDonnell-Douglas Apache Aero Series 33 1988
 

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rousseau said:
3) prototype of AH-64, including T tail and converse T tail.
Still remain T tail and ⊥ tail prototype of YAH-64.
 

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Well, I mean I want some pix of YAH-64 that tailplane not on the top of tail whereas on the buttom of tail. Showing like"⊥".
 

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The fixed low-tail YAH-64 never flew. The first prototype was so fitted but after some wind-tunnel tests the low fixed horizontal stabilator was found unsuited and was immediately changed in a high fixed one. So, the only way to see it on the prototype is to find a picture of the roll-out. In 20 years I've seen none :(
 

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Congratulations, you're proving Frank Colucci "Apache" Aero Series 33 by Aero Publishing pg. 19 and 20, wrong !!! ;)
Which is the prototype pictured, AV02 or AV03 ? To me the number on the side of the cockpit read O2.
 

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Matej said:
Another interesting Hughes AAH picture - in packed form. Original specifications also called for using of ejector seats and carrying additional antitank missiles internaly, so the helicopter should be re-armed during short landing. Mi-24 crews do it sometimes.
I found this photo in Scale Models magazine, January 1974.
 

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wow, that whole magazine issue is a treasure trove!
 

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AeroFranz said:
wow, that whole magazine issue is a treasure trove!
Yeah, and in fact if you can take the time to download the whole collection (which obviously will take quite a while) you'll find a lot of interesting stuff.
 

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Hughes Advanced Attack Helicopter (AAH) concept poster

Poster of Hughes Advanced Attack Helicopter (AAH) concept that became the YAH-64/AH-64 Apache found on eBay. Measurements are approximate at 18.25" x 23".

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-60s-Original-Poster-HUGHES-ATTACK-HELICOPTER-US-ARMY-Military-/141442537600?pt=Art_Posters&hash=item20eea1d880
 

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Matej said:
Another interesting Hughes AAH picture - in packed form. Original specifications also called for using of ejector seats and carrying additional antitank missiles internaly, so the helicopter should be re-armed during short landing. Mi-24 crews do it sometimes.
Would like to see/learn more in relation to this
carrying additional antitank missiles internaly
, if you have anything more on the subject Matej :p Do we know how many additional missiles it was intended to carry and where within the helicopter they were carried - internally? externally?.......

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Would be interesting to know how much weight growth has occurred between the original Hughes Model 77 prototype, to that of the production / operational standard AH-64A, if anyone has these figures!


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