AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter

Blunt-nosed, flat-bellied Army's primary attack helicopter Heavily used in 1991 Gulf War against Iraqi tanks

Special equipment: Target Acquisition Designation Sight Pilot Night Vision Sensor -- permits two-man crew to navigate and attack in darkness and in adverse weather conditions

Principal missions: Anti-personnel and anti-armor operations Armed reconnaissance Air-to-air combat Medical evacuation

Weapons: 30 mm gun Hydra 70 rockets Laser-guided 16 Hellfire missiles

Range: 299 miles. Speed: 184 mph (cruise and level) 227 mph (maximum)

Cost: $14.5 million.

Source: The Associated Press