Apache AH1

The Apache AH1 is an all-weather tactical attack helicopter which entered service with the British Army in 2004. It is fitted with Longbow radar above the rotors, allowing the helicopter to hide behind cover to scan for targets. Its folding blades mean it can be transported easily and be operated from ships. The Apache AH1 can carry 76 rockets, 16 hellfire missiles, 4 air-to-air missiles and a 30mm chain gun. Apaches provided close-air support in Afghanistan and were deployed as part of Operation Ellamy in Libya. There will be two examples of the helicopter at the Air Show; the Attack Helicopter Display Team will be performing in the flying display with one airframe, with another on static display for closer inspection.