While not being great at creating superiority on the battlefield, attack helicopters are perfect for quick strikes and rescue missions. It is for their mobility that most modern armies invest so much money in their development, manufacture, and improvement. Even though no country could ever win a war without a complete arsenal, attack helicopters are great for keeping the attack force mobile and impredictable. This is precisely why the world’s strongest countries as far as military might goes are spending so much on developing and maintaining a considerable number of attack helicopters. Here are the best ten such helicopters in the world today.
8AH-2 Rooivalk (South Africa)
Rooivalk means ‘Red Kestrel’ in Afrikaans, and boy does this bird fly well. It uses most of the dynamic components of the Aerospatiale Super Puma which is a larger, more powerful helicopter. Designed to be used for prolonged periods of time without sophisticated support, the AH-2 Rooivalk can carry quite an arsenal depending on its mission. As permanent features, it is equipped with a nose-mounted 20 mm cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles, anti-armour missiles, and unguided rockets.