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January 27, 2019

An Apache Pilot Tells Us What It's Like To Fly The Military's Most Heavily Armed Attack Helicopter

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by Task and Purpose James Clark

Welcome to Confessions Of , an occasional series where Task & Purpose's James Clark solicits hilarious, embarrassing, and revealing stories from troops and vets about their job, billet, or a tour overseas. Are you in an interesting assignment and think you might have something to share? Email james@taskandpurpose.com with your story.

"Nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns and missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine."

While this Patrick Stewart quote may be from an R-rated movie about a talking teddy bear , it's remarkably accurate. After all, the old warhorse has been going since it was first adopted by the U.S. Army in the 1980s. Designed to get into trouble fast and put it down even faster, the AH-64 Apache usually comes bristling with ordnance, from an M230 chain gun firing 30mm rounds to Hellfire missiles and rockets.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/apache-pilot-tells-us-what-its-fly-militarys-most-heavily-armed-attack-helicopter-42567
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