Today, a defense mechanism is vital for many countries, and each of them is trying to build a strong military defense. During the World War 2, there were losses due to lack of fighter and attack ships, and the situation led to the introduction of attack aircraft. It’s not a secret that modern helicopters, trucks, and GPS that civilians use today were a result of military technology. Nowadays, most of these military helicopters are used to carry personnel, cargo and fight minor wars. Here are the top attack helicopters in the world.

1. Boeing AH-64 Apache.

The AH-64 Apache has become very popular as an attack helicopter, according to Helipress. You don’t have to be a professional to know that the aircraft is a fighter. There are over 1,000 Apaches, and they are owned by world’s top armies like the United States, England, and Israel. The model is so much respected and has played roles in all battlefields in the world. It was developed in the 1970s, and it’s first, reliable and heavily armored. It comes with a wide range of offensive options including a 30 mm M230 Chain Gun with 1,200 rounds and can carry rockets. The AH-64 is equipped with a night vision system as well as turboshaft engines.

2. Kamov Ka-50 “Black Shark.”

According to Rank Red, the Kamov originated from Russia and is still being used by the Russian Air Force.

NATO designated the helicopter as Hokum A, and one pilot controls it. It is a heavily armed attacker currently being used for scouting activities. The aircraft carries a 2A42 30-mm gun and Vikhr anti-tank missiles with extra space for rockets. The Kamov uses a Kilmov TV3-117 engine and its known for its unique rotor system.

3. Mil Mi-28.

The Mil Mi-28 is also Russian, just like the Kamov. According to, the gunship was introduced in Russian Army in the year 2009. Its maker was creative enough to build a titanium armored cockpit and put a ballistic-resistant windscreen on it. The Mil is equipped with anti-tank guided missile and unguided rocket pods.

Moreover, it is fitted with 30 mm two barrel cannon and is powered by two 2,200 hp engines. The Mi-28 also has built-in emergency escape system and can operate at any time regardless of the air condition.

4. Bell AH-1Z Viper.

According to Rank Red, the Bell Viper is a gunship made in the United States by Bell Helicopter. It is a modification of a previous helicopter, the AH-1W SuperCobra. Twin turboshaft engine powers it and it is capable of carrying a 20 mm M197 3 Gatling cannon gun, rockets, and missiles. It was introduced in US army in 2010 and can work in any weather condition. It also has a cockpit compatible with night vision goggles.