This is what a US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter looks like from a distance as it strafes the night sky: A graceful curve of light with only arcs of sparks to reveal that it’s actually spewing ammunition.
The Smithsonian Channel just uploaded this very silly but pretty cool animation of an hypothetical battle between a mighty dragon and an AH-64 Apache helicopter. Who do you think it will win, the mythical fire-breathing creature or one of the most lethal machines created by men?
It's hard to believe, but this spectacular shot was not grabbed from some brand new Hollywood movie. This Army Air Corps Apache took part in this dramatic display at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force air base, Fairford, UK. [Uncropped photo: Cpl Neil Bryden RAF/MoD/Crown]
I think it's safe to say that this picture is better than most Michael Bay movies. Taken by Cpl Neil Bryden of the British Army, it shows an Apache attack helicopter flying away from a gigantic fiery Godzilla smoke monster explosion. So damn cool.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is bigger than any air show you've ever been to, with its guy in a biplane doing loops. Seriously, it's the biggest air show on Earth. And this is what it looks like.
With fully integrated avionics, weapons, and communications systems, the AH-64D Apache is one of the most successful and deadly aerial assault platforms America's ever fielded, and the technology that powers it is a closely held secret. Imagine, then, the DoD's surprise when these images of what appears to be an…
One hundred homes in Killeen, near Fort Hood, Texas, were evacuated last Tuesday's night after a missile accidentally fell from an AH-64 Apache helicopter. The residents were able to return one hour later, after the US Army found the projectile on the ground.
Swapping ammo types at the press of a button has been a feature of FPS games for years but has never actually made it into real combat. But the US Army thinks that with recent advances in computerized high-speed sorting, flipping between warheads could become nearly automatic.
One of the new weaponry advances for the U.S. Army's Longbow Apache helicopters is a targeting system that uses infrared cameras to detect muzzle flashes from ground fire. That means the Apache's virtual eyes will be instantly drawn towards anybody shooting anything.
As if it wasn't cool enough already to be an Apache pilot, these pictures arrive to make us even more envious. If an Apache is nearby a rescue situation then they will sometimes try to lend a hand—even though they only have two seats. The lucky/unlucky copilot has to step outside and sit on the wing stub, to make room…
A forum member on PPCGeeks patched up a version of Windows Mobile 6—complete with HTC's fancy home screen on the HTC Touch—for the aging Sprint and Verizon 6700 phones. It's not compatible with the 6800 (the Sprint Mogul, which already has WM6), so don't install it there. But if you want to get some extra life out of…
In a surely James Bondish scene complete with lasers and campy theme songs, someone grabbed some shots of the Apache successor, the Verizon XV6800. No big changes here cosmetically, other than what is certain to be a slightly slimmed waistline. Otherwise you get some EV-DO Rev A, improved camera, and other very normal…