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For other Apaches, see Apache.
AH-64D Apache Longbow
Apache airborne
Unit
Affiliation
Role

Anti-Infantry Gunship

Armament

Chaingun

Protection

Heavy plating

Properties
Hit points

125

Production
Cost

$1200

Build time

1:20

Combat
Air speed

40

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The AH-64 Apache is the primary attack helicopter of the Brotherhood of Nod in Tiberian Dawn.

Background

The Brotherhood of Nod deployed Apache attack helicopters as their primary air support unit during the First Tiberium War. Fast and manoverable, the Apache performs well as a quick response unit, providing fire support to ground units, and providing harrassing fire on enemy units that may be unreachable by ground forces.

The Apache is outclassed by its GDI counterpart, the ORCA Assault Craft, and was eventually phased out of service, being replaced during the Second Tiberium War by the next-generation rotary wing aircraft, codenamed the Harpy.

In-game

The Apache uses a powerful chaingun as a primary weapon, and is highly effective against infantry or light vehicles, however its effectivness is limited against armour and buildings. Further, Apaches do not have sufficient armor to survive prolonged anti-aircraft fire, and as such assaults on bases or units with anti-air defences will often result in heavy losses, necessitating careful battlefield deployments. Unfortunately, a lot of Nod officers cannot access the Apache right away because of the high technology, so Nod officers had to capture a GDI MCV in order to capture the necessary blue prints.

Assessment

Pros

  • Effective against infantry and light vehicles
  • Very fast.
  • Better against infantry than an Orca

Cons

  • Poorly armoured.
  • Ineffective against tank and buildings
  • Must return to Helipad for reloading
  • Limited production on each Helipad
  • Nod commanders don't have access to the helipad right away so they must capture a GDI MCV to be able to build them
  • Relatively expensive

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See also

CNC1 Nod Emblem Brotherhood of Nod First Tiberium War Arsenal CNC1 Nod Emblem

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