AH-64D Apache Longbow
This title explores the development and use of the versatile AH-64D Apache Longbow attach helicopter. Readers will follow the history of its origins, from the AH-56 Cheyenne to the AH-64. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its Northrop Grumman millimeter-wave Longbow radar, its two turboshaft engines, and its powerful guns and missiles. Readers will also learn about the Apache Longbow's use in Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Anaconda, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF025130, JNF051010, JNF057010|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.2|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||150340|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Xtreme Military Aircraft Set 1 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Using clipped sentences that are nonetheless detail heavy, these portraits of currently active U.S. war craft will rivet both casual and avid fans. Hamilton makes only brief references to particular missions or theaters of service, focusing instead on each aircraft’s history, unique features, typical weaponry, electronic systems, and engines. One or more large color photos on every spread either show the craft in flight or zoom in on cockpits and other specifics. “Xtreme Fact” text boxes include fascinating and unusual facts. . . .