POTD: AH-64 Apache Ship Gunnery

    AH-64 Apache

    I really wish this Photo Of The Day came with sound. Hearing both the 30 mm cannon and rotors of the AH-64 Apache working together would be quite something. Apart from the M230 Chain Gun, there are four pylon stations on the stub wings, where a variety of weapons can be mounted depending on the mission.

    The 30 mm M230 Chain Gun has 1,200 rounds on-board. The M230 is classified as an “Area Weapon System”, and uses a 2 hp (1.5 kW) electric motor to work.

    Caption, from the 7th Army Training Command U.S. Army Europe:

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jacqueline Paszkiewicz and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Doug Carr of A Co, 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade expertly completed their individual ship gunnery tables at Grafenwöhr Training Area on Feb. 27, 2020.

    All pictures are taken by Alexander Klingelhöller.

    Don’t miss this cool picture too: Danish Leopard 2 MBT and US Army AH-64 Apache.