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AH-64 Apache Inflatable Helicopter

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Helicopter Inflatable Decoy: AH-64 Apache Helicopter Inflatable

Introducing the AH-64 Apache Helicopter Inflatable, a cutting-edge inflatable decoy engineered for military application. Our inflatable AH-64 Apache mirrors the appearance of a helicopter with extraordinary precision. Designed for tactical deception, this versatile decoy is a game-changer in military strategies.

Description of the AH-64 Inflatable Apache Inflatable Helicopter

  • 1:1 Ratio Inflatable Decoy/Target
  • Color Scheme: (Tan, Green or Gray)
  • Steel base with lightweight rotor blade assembly with aluminum extension pole and stainless steel cables
  • Steel base plates with extension poles to hold up tail & rear rotor
  • Materials: Commercial Spec PVC-coated polyester
  • IR signature created by applying metallic foil underneath exterior vinyl skin
  • Thermal capabilities
  • Temperature Allowances: -30 to +150 Degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to +60 Degrees Celsius)
  • Wind Capability: Able to withstand 35mph (57km/h) winds
  • Inflation Time: 45-60 minutes on average
  • Continuous air flow required (Must use electricity or a Gasoline/diesel generator)
    Storage Area 1.25x2mx2m (inflatable & blowers)
  • Gross Weight 750lbs (340 kg)
  • Inflation Motor Type 100v or 230v blowers
  • Overall Dimensions:
  • 57'L (rotor to rotor) x 48' w (rotor) x 14' (rotor)H
  • Fuselage Dimensions:
  • 49'L x 17'w x 9'h

Color Reference 

  • Green

  • Tan 

  • Guardian Indonesia Complex

       

  • Netherlands Complex 

 

  • Japan Ground Defense Complex 

   

  • Israel Air Force Complex 

  • Tan Camo 

 

 

Packing list

  • Inflatable Decoy: 48"x60"x60"h / 1.3mx1.50x1.5m (including inflatable & accessories
  • ODS (Onboard Deployment System)
  • Steel base with lightweight rotor blade assembly with aluminum extension poles, stainless-steel cables and misc accessories
  • (2) 1.5hp inflation blowers
  • (24) 18”x1” steel ground stakes
  • Engine thermal blanket around engine
  • Deflation tube
  • Heavy-duty storage bag
  • Deluxe repair kit

Optional Equipment

  • Forced-air induction heater with ducting to both engines
  • Portable generator (petrol or diesel)
  • Gasoline-powered inflation blowers.
  • Collapsible Crates w/lids
  • Tow bar

  Advantages of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter Inflatable Decoy

  • Cost-effectiveness: Inflatable decoys are significantly cheaper than real military assets, allowing for cost-effective deception operations without risking valuable resources.
  • Mobility and Flexibility: Inflatable decoys are lightweight and portable, making deployment to various locations easy, while being adaptable to changing tactical requirements.
  • Rapid Deployment: Inflatable decoys can be quickly inflated and set up, providing a timely and responsive deception capability in dynamic battlefield situations.
  • Camouflage and Concealment: Inflatable decoys can be designed to mimic real military equipment, blending into the surrounding environment, and enhancing the deception by diverting attention from actual assets.
  • Force Multiplier: By creating the illusion of a larger military presence, inflatable decoys can deceive the enemy into diverting their resources and attention away from the actual objectives or weak spots.
  • Risk Reduction: Inflatable decoys can help protect real military assets by drawing enemy fire or diverting attention, reducing the risk to personnel and equipment.
  • Psychological Impact: Deception operations using inflatable decoys can induce confusion, uncertainty, and hesitation in the enemy, disrupting their decision-making process and creating opportunities for friendly forces and allies.

    Instructions 

    1. The Inflatable Target/Decoy may weigh over more than 500lbs. (depending on the model), so caution should be exercised when moving/inflating/loading/unloading and handling the equipment. Always use heavy-duty dolly with steel fenders such as Monster Mover to move your Target/Decoy and staff should always wear back support belt.
    2. Be sure the area that you will be setting up your Target/Decoy is free of all debris including any rocks or sharp objects. Grass or hard ground is fine for set up if there are no rocks, debris, or sharp objects.
    3. You may opt to lay out a ground tarp to protect the Target/Decoy, but not necessary.
    4. The inflated Target/Decoy requires clearance from adjacent obstacles is a minimum 5’ (1.5m) around and above the perimeter of the Target/Decoy with an additional 15’ (4.5m) clearance from utility lines.
    5. Unroll the Target/Decoy and lay flat in the desired direction/orientation.
    6. Tie off any unused blower tubes and be sure that all zippers/flaps are closed.
    7. The Target/Decoy is to be anchored by a minimum (12)18" x 1” diameter ground stakes at 90% depth. Anchoring should be applied at a 90 degrees angle (i.e., perpendicular)
    8. If anchoring on a hard surface such as asphalt or cement, a minimum of 80lb sand or water bags should be required per anchor location. Aircrafts can be anchored to tie-down rings.
    9. Connect inflation blowers to the air tubes using straps attached and close off the additional air tubes by twisting the tube several times and fold it over and secure snugly with attached strap.
    10. Now you can install your heat signature radiant blankets (if it wasn’t installed from the factory). Locate the velcro flaps to attach the thermal blanket(s). (Note: Aircraft may have thermal heat blankets around engine(s) or optional forrced air radiant heaters)
    11. Plug your inflation blower(s) into the closest properly grounded (GFCI) 110v or 220v (depending on your power source/Country) outlet or gasoline/diesel generator.

    FAQs

Q: How long does it take to inflate the decoy?

A: It typically takes approx. 90-120 minutes to inflate the decoy if it has an inflated base and poles to brace rotors and all accessories.

Q: Does the inflatable decoy require a power source?

A: Yes, the inflatable decoy must be inflated with 110v or 230v inflation blowers.

Q: Does the inflatable decoy require a constant power source?

A: Yes, the inflatable decoy must stay inflated with 110v or 230 inflation blowers at all times. 

Q: How long does it stay inflated? 

A: The decoy can stay inflated for several days, weeks or even months depending on weather conditions and usage. Sealed-air version will/may require a top-off of air every week or so to stay fully inflated.

Q: What materials are used to make the decoy and how durable is it?

A: The decoy is made of durable, high-tensile strength, lightweight PVC-coated nylon with UV inhibitors, and is designed to withstand rough handling and extreme weather conditions.

Q: Can the decoy be customized to match specific variations?

A: Yes, the decoy can be customized to match specific colors, textures, tail numbers, flags as well as missiles. 

Q: How much does the decoy weigh and how easy is it to transport?

A: The weight of the deflated decoy varies depending on the size and configuration, but it weighs approx. 800lbs (243/kg) including all accessories.

Q: Can the decoy be reused or is it a one-time use item?

A: The decoy is designed for long-term use and can be used multiple times for 5+ years depending on the care and maintenance given to the device.

Q: Is the decoy suitable for use in all weather conditions?

A: The decoy is suitable for use in most weather conditions, but extreme weather conditions such as snow may affect its performance.

Q: How do you move or transport the inflatable decoy?

A: A standard decoy is packed in a heavy-duty storage bag that can be unloaded from a standard pick-up truck or small trailer by two crew members. If the decoy is packed in the optional collapsible container, it will require more crew members to be able to offload. If using the optional ODS, a forklift or a lowboy trailer with ramps and 4-6 crew members or a forklift/crane may be required.

Q: Can the decoy be packed up wet?

A: The decoy can be packed wet; however, for long-term storage, it is necessary for the decoy to be completely dry. Inflatable decoys may be prone to mold, mildew, and may rot if not properly kept and protected from moisture.

Q: Can the decoy be used for non-military purposes?

A: While the decoy is primarily designed and used for military use, it can also be used for other purposes such as training exercises or movie productions. 

Q: What is the cost of the decoy and where can it be purchased?

A: The cost of the decoy varies depending on the size and configuration and can be purchased directly from i2k or from authorized international traders.

The Importance of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter in Modern Warfare

The AH-64 Apache helicopter is important for several reasons. First, it is a highly capable attack helicopter designed to provide close air support to ground troops and engage enemy targets in a variety of mission scenarios. It is armed with a range of advanced weapon systems, including air-to-air missiles, rockets, and a 30mm automatic cannon. 

The Apache also has advanced avionics and sensor systems, allowing it to operate effectively in low-light and adverse weather conditions. It can also perform reconnaissance and surveillance missions, making it a versatile asset for ground commanders.

Advantages AH-64 Apache Helicopter

  • Long Range: The Apache has a significant operational range, allowing it to conduct missions over large distances, making it suitable for various types of operations.
  • All-Weather Capability: The Apache is designed to operate in adverse weather conditions, including rain, snow, and dust, providing continuous support to ground forces regardless of the weather.
  • Vertical Takeoff and Landing: The AH-64 Apache's ability to perform vertical takeoffs and landings from confined areas enhances its operational flexibility and allows it to operate from various locations.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: The Apache can be set-up with a wide range of mission-specific equipment and weapons, making it highly adaptable to different combat scenarios and roles on the battlefield.

 

 

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UH-64 Apache Inflatable Helicopter Details

Introducing the UH-64 Apache Inflatable Helicopter, a revolutionary training solution that combines the power of realism and safety in one portable package. This inflatable replicates the iconic UH-64 Apache helicopter with unmatched precision, offering the military force an immersive training experience like no other inflatable helicopter on the market.

Unique Realism

The UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter is meticulously designed to closely replicate the appearance, dimensions, and features of the actual UH-64 aircraft. With its accurate detailing and realistic cockpit controls, trainees can immerse themselves in a true-to-life training experience, enhancing their readiness for real-world scenarios.

Durability and Reliability

Constructed from high-quality materials, the UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter offers military-grade durability and reliability. Its robust construction ensures it can withstand rigorous training sessions and adverse environmental conditions without compromising performance or safety.

Safety Features

The UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter is designed to prioritize trainee safety during training exercises by including advanced safety features such as reinforced seams, secure anchoring points, and emergency deflation mechanisms. This guarantees a safe training environment and reduces potential risks significantly.

Ease of Setup

The UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter is specifically engineered for simple assembly, inflation, and transportation, enabling military units to swiftly and effectively deploy it to different training sites. Its compact and lightweight structure promotes ease of movement, making it possible to conduct training exercises in virtually any location.

Military Training Systems

The UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter integrates with existing training systems, including flight simulators and instructional programs. This ensures effective training protocols and enables trainees to transition seamlessly between different training modalities.

Cost-Effectiveness

Without the high expenses, routine maintenance, and operating costs of conventional training methods, the UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter significantly reduces expenses for military organizations. It maintains a high level of training efficiency, offering a cost-effective training solution.

Logistical Challenges

The UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter addresses logistical challenges through its lightweight and portable design, enabling easy transportation using standard military vehicles or trailers. Its inflatable nature allows it to be deflated and packed into a compact storage container for easy transport.

Portable

The UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter's inflatable design allows for easy portability, enabling military organizations to effortlessly transport it to training sites via various methods such as road, air, or sea, according to training needs.

Ease of Setup

Setting up the UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter quickly and easily reduces the logistical burden. Military personnel can inflate and deploy the inflatable helicopter at the training site promptly, allowing training exercises to commence promptly.

Budgetary Concerns

Offer the UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter at a competitive price that aligns with military budgets by implementing efficient production processes and leveraging economies of scale. Highlight the long-term cost savings associated with the inflatable helicopter compared to traditional training methods.

Conclusion

The UH-64 Inflatable Helicopter offers a comprehensive solution to address the various challenges faced by military organizations when purchasing training assets. With its realistic simulation capabilities, advanced safety features, and cost-effective design, it revolutionizes pilot training by providing a safe, immersive, and budget-friendly alternative to traditional aircraft.