Helicopters are the most effective source used for rescuing or in wars. They are appeared -for the first time- in World War II. They are used to transform the battlefield. In this list, you will see top ten of the best helicopters in the world.
It is the new Chinese attack helicopter. It has been designed with extensive technical assistance from Eurocopter and Augusta. It has a standard gunship configuration with a narrow fuselage and stepped tandem cockpits. It is a very powerful weapon in the field of air force.
9 MI-24 Hind
This kind of helicopter is used in the Russian Air Force as an assault transport and gunship. The Mi-24 has been deployed in a number of conflicts including Afghanistan and in Chechnya. It is armed with anti-tank missile systems for the engagement of moving armored targets, weapon emplacements and slow-moving air targets.
8 AH-2 Rooivalk
It is manufactured by Denel of South Africa. It is a result of a development program which started in 1981 for an indigenous attack helicopter. It is known for the tracking system which includes a laser rangefinder, forward-looking infra-red and TV camera. This kind of attack helicopter can pick up the crew of a downed helicopter, or to transport Special Forces soldiers.
7 AH-1W Super Cobra
It has the ability to perform its attack mission in all weather conditions. This helicopter has a twin-engine and it has three varieties which are: the AH-1J Sea Cobra, the AH-1T Improved Sea Cobra and the AH-1W Super Cobra. This helicopter is designed for a lot of tasks which are: fire suppression support, operations from air capable ships and self-defense and protection of helicopters carrying personnel and cargo.
6 A-129/T-129 (Italy/Turkey)
It is the first one to be produced in Western Europe. It is also the first helicopter that has a fully computerized integrated management system to reduce crew workload. It can work in any conditions and has the ability to execute a great number of missions such as: combat, armed reconnaissance, armed escort, deep strike, fire support, precision strike, security and suppression of enemy air defences.
5 AH-1Z Viper
It is the most flexible and the multi-mission helicopter. It has a lot of powerful features such as: weapons capability that is known for AGM-114A, B, and C Hellfire and anti-tank missiles up to 16 total and 70mm Rockets, 19 or 7 shot pods – up to 76 total. Another perfect feature which is the use of modern technology that includes a new composite four bladed rotor system and powerful T700-GE-401engines.
4 Eurocopter Tiger
This helicopter has a unique feature among other kinds of helicopter which is the Tiger sits the pilot in the front cockpit and the weapons officer in the rear cockpit. This kind of helicopter can guarantee the survival of both man and the machine when it comes to aircraft.
3 MI-28H Havoc (Russia)
This kind of helicopter is designed for carrying out search and destroying operations against tanks, and enemy personnel in combat. It can operate all day and all night and it has the ability to work under all air conditions. It can do a lot of tasks such as: providing fire support for forward ground forces, acting as part of the anti-tank reserve and combating low-speed, low-altitude airborne targets.
2 Kamov KA-50/KA-52
This helicopter is a 2-seat version of the Ka-50, and it can be considered as a transport helicopter and an attack helicopter. This helicopter will make it easier for the helicopter crew to perform battlefield observation and coordination roles. This helicopter includes millimeter-wave radars that can help in bad weather conditions, improve the crew awareness of what’s going on in the airspace and provide targeting options for some missiles.
1 AH-64D Apache Long Bow
It was the most powerful anti-armor weapon system in the Gulf War. It has the ability to show a great fire power. This helicopter is equipped with Alliant Techsystem M230 30mm single-barrel automatic cannon which has the ability to fire 625 high-explosive dual-purpose rounds a minute. So, it is one of the powerful attach helicopters in the world.