Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Westland Apache

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    548
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 54 Times in 35 Posts

    Westland Apache

    This is a bit out of my knowledge zone (which is small at the best of times) but I thought someone might like the pictures.

    I took these at Yeovilton Air Day 11th July 2009. The weather was dreadful and around 3.00pm even the pilots were disappearing into the cloud base when then tried to climb into their cockpits. Still, coming from N.Ireland it was better than anything I have seen in a long time.

    This was the Westland Apache static stand with a very well laid out display of ordnance on the table. Just wish I had more time to stay and ask a few questions but had junior with me so had to keep moving.

    PC
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    4,372
    Thanks
    638
    Thanked 1,208 Times in 697 Posts
    There are a lot of things on the net about the Apache, but this one seems to be decent:

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/apache-helicopter.htm

    It even mentions the UK production of the Apache.

    The ordnance you saw on the table consisted of the 2.75" rockets, the blue one simulating a 10 Lb. HE warhead (M151), and the other sectioned one marked for flechette. They have an anti-helicopter flechette warhead filled with darts that are about 3/16" in diameter and about 2 inches long.

    The other items on the table are the 30mm rounds for the chain gun and the hellfire missile. The chain gun is pointed by the direction the gunner is looking. It tracks his helmet movements and eye.
    ___HAZ/
    _____/ORD Hazardous Ordnance Recognition
    ________Saving Lives Through Education

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top