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Originally posted by ANNED
The AH-64 uses the Hughes M230 Chain Gun.
Maximum range 4,500 m (4,920 yd)=2.796 miles.
That is a long way from the target.
And if the wind is blowing right someone on the ground would not hear what was coming.
Originally posted by mdiinican
It's probably just a matter of altitude. Airliners aren't exactly quiet, but you don't hear them when they're way up in the sky. I know for a fact that holds true for C-130s.