Welcome to Vertipedia!
What is Vertipedia?Vertipedia is a comprehensive online reference for vertical lift aircraft. Our goal is to provide high-quality information on aircraft design and configuration, key physical and performance characteristics, and rotors and powerplants to industry, academia and the public.
Much more complete, in-depth views, however, are available to AHS members. This includes dimensional and layout data, specific performance data, powerplant information, and data on lift and control devices such as main and tail rotors. If you are not currently a member of AHS, we provide valuable benefits well beyond Vertipedia - why not join us today?
Get started!Vertipedia's search page provides a number of ways to locate individual aircraft, as well as manufacturer and operator information.
- Search by aircraft name. This can be further filtered by type and variant designation, if any.
- Search by country and name of primary manufacturer, as well as operators.
- Search by powerplant installed.
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Help Vertipedia grow!Vertipedia currently contains data on 273 aircraft and 188 powerplants. 153 organizations are also represented, including manufacturers, operators and design authorities.
Aircraft of the MonthThe Aircraft of the Month for November is the Boeing AH-64A Apache gunship. Originally designated the Hughes Model 77, the AH-64 was developed beginning in the 1970s by Hughes Helicopters as a replacement for the Bell AH-1 Cobra. The prototype YAH-64 first flew in 1975.
The primary mission for the Apache was as a tank killer to deter the Soviet threat to Europe at that time. The first production Apache was delivered to the U.S. Army in January 1984 and first saw combat in 1989 during Operation Just Cause in Panama. Armaments included the Hellfire anti-tank missile, Hydra 70mm unguided rocket and a 30mm chain gun mounted under the nose.
The AH-64A is still in service, but has been largely replaced by the AH-64D Longbow Apache which entered service in 1997. Its missions have expanded to also include armed reconnaissance, armed escort, and close combat support.
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Join the discussion!Share your expert opinions, or read the opinions of others, in our discussion forums. Here's some of the latest talk on Vertipedia's aircraft:
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|Aircraft in Vertipedia:||273|
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