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Old 1st Jul 2020, 15:52
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Boeing delivers 2500th AH-64

Boeing delivers 2500th AH-64

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2020-06...che-Helicopter
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 03:32
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Amazing accomplishment for a platform originally from the mid-1970s. Good on 'em.

I've been reading about how the AAH program came about and how the Apache was developed in the "Howard's Whirlybirds" book.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 12:28
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Amazing accomplishment for a platform originally from the mid-1970s.
If that’s impressive, how about the C-130? First flew in August 1954 and still being manufactured today!
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 21:22
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Ha! I see you your C 130, and raise you the B 52. First flew 1952. Ceased production 1962 with 58 still in service.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 22:44
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Originally Posted by MightyGem View Post
Ha! I see you your C 130, and raise you the B 52. First flew 1952. Ceased production 1962 with 58 still in service.
I think the B52 will pass the century mark - beyond belief.
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 10:28
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Originally Posted by MightyGem View Post
Ha! I see you your C 130, and raise you the B 52. First flew 1952. Ceased production 1962 with 58 still in service.
Er, yes. Still in service but not still being manufactured. (Which was the point).
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If you want to stick with helicopters, what about the CH-47 - first flight in 1961, still in production.
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 12:37
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Originally Posted by brett s View Post
If you want to stick with helicopters, what about the CH-47 - first flight in 1961, still in production.
Not in continuous production but Bell 47 first flight 1945 now being built new by Scott'.
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 18:43
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The same can be said for the TU-95 “Bear” Bomber, produced from 1952-1993, over 500 built and still in service, recently received a bunch of upgrades and expected to see 100 years in service, and currently very active on long range strategic flights, amazing.
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I guess types like the CH-47, B52, Tu-95 and C130 but also F15, Tornado IDS and IL-76 thank their long service lives to excellent suitable design, but also lack of an acceptable, 1-1 replacement. And I guess the end of the cold war / russian Threat. 2500 AH-64's is an awful lot !
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Thumbs up Huey's

16,000 + Huey's with the last UH-1Y being delivered in 2018 is a slightly larger number.
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