Best Military Helicopters

10 Best Military Helicopters in the World 2021

Advanced military helicopters that are used for reconnaissance or air support missions and are in service in armies around the world.

These are the ten best military helicopters in the world.

1. Kawasaki OH-1 (Ninja)

Kawasaki OH-1 (Ninja)

It is a light helicopter known as Ninja that is mainly used for tactical reconnaissance missions. It was designed for the Japanese army and entered service in the year 2000.

It measures 39 feet and weighs 25 tonnes. It can reach a maximum speed of 174 miles per hour and has arranged greater than 3,100 miles.

In total, more than 100 units have been manufactured and the only operator of this helicopter is the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

2. Denel AH2 Rooivalk

Denel AH2 Rooivalk

It is a South African helicopter that was designed to be used in anti-tank missions and to escort other transport helicopters. It entered service in 1999 and can operate for extended periods in extreme environments.

It measures 52 feet and weighs more than 5 tonnes. it has a range of 434 miles and can reach a speed of 186 miles per hour.

In total 12 units were manufactured. Those are in service in the South African Air Force.

3. CAIC WZ-10

CAIC WZ-10

It is a medium-sized helicopter that has been developed in the People’s Republic of China. It was primarily designed for use in anti-tank missions and was introduced in 2010.

It measures 46 feet and weighs 5.5 tonnes. it can reach a speed of 186 miles per hour and has a range of 500 miles.

In total, more than 119 units have been manufactured and the only operator of this helicopter is the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

4. Eurocopter EC665 Tiger

Eurocopter EC665 Tiger

It is a multi-purpose helicopter that entered service in 2003 and is used for different missions such as surveillance or air support. it is highly manoeuvrable and stealthy and can work in extreme conditions.

It measures 46 feet and weighs three tonnes. It can reach a maximum speed of 195 miles per hour and has a range of 500 miles.

Since 2003 more than 180 units have been manufactured and are currently in service in countries such as Spain, France and Germany

5. AW129 Mangusta

AW129 Mangusta

It is a light helicopter that was manufactured in the 1980s by the Italian company Augusto Westland. It was developed to be used by the Italian Army in different reconnaissance escort or air support missions.

It measures 39 feet and weighs 2.5 tonnes. It can reach a maximum speed of 174 miles per hour and has a range of 310 miles.

In total, more than 100 units have been manufactured that are operated by the Italian Army and the Turkish Army.

6. Mi -35M

It is the Russian helicopter with the highest demand in the international market and entered service in 2010.

It’s been designed to be able to perform multiple types of missions and various aspects have been improved that have increased. Its performance compared to previous versions.

It measures 17.5 meters and weighs more than 8 tonnes. it can reach a speed of 186 feet per hour and has a range of 285 miles.

In total hundreds of units of this helicopter have already been manufactured that are in service in countries around the world.

7. Kamov Ka-50 Alligator

Kamov Ka-50 Alligator

It is a new generation helicopter manufactured in Russia that began to be produced in series in 2008. It is designed to intercept land and air targets and to carry out reconnaissance and support missions to troops.

It measures 52 feet and weighs 7.7 tonnes. It can reach a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour and has a range of 285 miles.

In total, more than 100 units that are in service in the Russian Air Force have been manufactured.

8. Bell AH-1Z Viper

Bell AH-1Z Viper

It is an advanced and versatile helicopter that was developed for the United States Marine Corps. it entered service in 2010 and its design is based on the Super Cobra helicopter.

It measures 59 feet and weighs 5.5 tonnes. It can reach a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour and has a range of almost 434 miles.

Since 2010 more than 2,000 units have been manufactured and are currently in service in the United States Marine Corps.

9. Mi-28 Night Hunter

 Mi-28 Night Hunter

It is a medium-sized Russian helicopter that is known as Night Hunter. It was designed to intercept armoured vehicles and low-speed aircraft. It can operate during the day and night and perform different types of aerobatics. It has an armoured cabin and has an ejection system.

it weighs 56 feet and weighs 8.6 tonnes. It can reach a speed of 200 miles per hour and has a range of 270 miles.

It was introduced in 2009 and is currently in service in the Russian Air Force and in other countries.

10. AH-64D Apache Longbow

AH-64D Apache Longbow

It is a US helicopter with highly advanced equipment that can operate in extreme weather conditions. It entered service in 1986 and is the main helicopter of the United States Army.

It has a high level of armour that protects both the occupants and their equipment.

It measures almost 59 feet and weighs 5 tonnes. It can reach a speed of 186 miles per hour and has a range of almost 310 miles.

In total, more than 2,000 units have been manufactured that are in service in countries such as the United States South Korea and United Kingdom.

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