From Apache Guardians to Chinese Z-10s, explore the world's most fearsome attack helicopters in the world.

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Know The Top 10 World's Most Advanced Attack Helicopters 2024

Rooivalk: SA's attack helicopter, based on French Puma; armed with Mokopa ATGMs. Bold Denel aim, rivals global helos, limited production.

Denel Rooivalk (South Africa)

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Changhe Z-10: Light, Russian-designed, China's first attack helo since 2012. Indigenous, over 200 produced, meeting PLA's needs. Efficient design, marks China's stride in attack helicopter capabilities.

Changhe Z-10 (China)

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Mi-24: Iconic for 40 years, akin to AKM; Mi-35P variant in 2020. Versatile, served globally; 57 operators, 2,600+ units produced. Record-holder: Most manufactured attack helo in history.

Mil Mi-24 (Russia)

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A129: Italy's 1st attack helo, adapted post-Cold War, AH-64 rival. Streamlined for NATO, less armor; armed with Hellfire, TOW ATGMs. 60 produced, 30+ active; prime ally-compatible platform.

Agusta A129 Mangusta (Italy)

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Ka-52: Unique design, tandem seats, ejection, contra-rotating rotors, no tail blades. Highly maneuverable, serves as a target detector; lacks turret flexibility.

Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (Russia)

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T129: Turkish revamp of A129 Mangusta; proprietary tech, upgraded avionics. 78 units built; international success with operators in Nigeria, Philippines, and Turkey.

TAI T129 ATAK (Turkey)

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Tiger: Franco-German helo, 180+ units; composite structure, Western armaments. Served by Germany, France, Spain, Australia; planned German retirement by 2038.

Eurocopter Tiger (France/Germany)

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Viper: 3rd-gen AH-1 Cobra descendant; USMC since 1965. Competent, long-lasting; 189 used, 195 built, orders from Bahrain, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Bell AH-1Z Viper (US)

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Newest Russian attack helo: Havoc, complements Mi-24, Ka-50 series. 27-year development, renowned armor; windshields withstand 14.5mm hits.

Mil Mi-28NM Havoc (Russia)

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Apache: US Army's workhorse; 2,400+ built, 17 operators; vital in major conflicts. AH-64E Guardian: Latest variant, upgraded engines, composite rotor blades.

AH-64E Apache Guardian (US)

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