The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American attack helicopter that first appeared in the 1995 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. It would make subsequent appearances in the 1998 film, Godzilla, and the 2016 film, Shin Godzilla.


Heisei era

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Following Dr. Ijuin's discovery that the Destoroyahs could be killed using cold temperatures, the J.S.D.F. deployed DAG-MB96 Maser Cannons and Type 90 Tanks armed with ultra-low temperature lasers and cadmium shells to engage the creatures. Alongside these units, multiple AH-64 Apaches were deployed, and laid down supporting fire on the creatures by bombarding the battlefield with rockets. The Apaches pulled back when it appeared the creatures were all dead, but the J.S.D.F soon learned otherwise. The creatures had all merged together into a single gigantic aggregate form.

TriStar series


AH-64 Apache

A pair of Apaches in New York

As Godzilla fled the military in Manhattan, three AH-64 Apaches were ordered to follow and destroy the monster. Godzilla roared as it tried escaping the helicopters, who were following closely behind. When Godzilla jumped atop a tall building, one of the helicopters fired its heat-seeking missiles, which failed to lock onto the monster and hit the Chrysler Building instead, making it collapse. The pilots continued to follow Godzilla to a ruined building, where they assumed that it was hiding. They fired the Apaches' guns and missiles, as roar of the monster seemed to come from the explosions. Unexpectedly, Godzilla appeared behind them, and immediately destroyed two helicopters with its claws. Godzilla then started to chase the last helicopter through the city streets. When Godzilla seemed to have disappeared, and the last pilot thought that he had outrun it, but the monster swiftly rose from below and crushed the last helicopter with a single bite.

Godzilla: The Series

The Apache is also a recurring military vehicle in Godzilla: The Series, alongside the F-18 Hornet, the HMMWV and the M1 Abrams.



As an attempt to defend the city of San Francisco from the approaching pair of M.U.T.O.s, numerous AH-64s were deployed alongside various other helicopters and fighter jets.

Toho reboot series

Shin Godzilla

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A J.A.S.D.F.-operated AH-64 engaging Godzilla in Shin Godzilla

Following Godzilla's return in his titanic fourth form, the J.A.S.D.F. mounted an attack on the monster, mobilizing a massive force of AH-64s, alongside Mitsubishi F-2s, and Type 10s. The large battalion of AH-64s launched rockets at the creature's face, which had no effect on the monster, much to the shock of the Japanese government.


AIM-92 Stinger

AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles on wingtip stations.

Anti-vehicle missiles

AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles or AGM-122 Sidearm anti-radar missiles.

ATG rockets

Hydra 70, CRV7, or APKWS 70mm air-to-ground rockets.

M230 30mm chaingun

Apaches are armed with M230 30mm chainguns, possessing 1,200 rounds.

List of appearances

Heisei era

TriStar series

Toho reboot series

Weapons and vehicles
Land vehicles
Airborne vehicles
Waterborne vehicles
Extraterrestrial vehicles

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