The dedicated attack helicopter emerged during the Cold War years when the tank proved the key component to battlefield victory for the enemy. The basic formula has not changed today where firepower, performance and survivability have proven key in a successful attack helicopter design. For the purposes of the GFP listing, only dedicated attack helicopters are considered - gunships or other converted transport platforms are not. Primary attack helicopters include the American Hughes AH-64 Apache, the Eurocopter Tiger and the Mil Mi-24/35 Hind series. Systems on order heading into 2015 are NOT included.
Total Attack Helicopter strength data through 2015.
Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.