The Israeli air force’s Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters are to receive a paint peeling treatment. This will not necessarily make them look better, but will improve their performance.

The paint peeling activity is to be performed on the service’s AH-64A “Peten” aircraft, with thedecision prompted by the aircraft having become heavier as a result of dedicated systems being installed.

A service source told the Israeli air force magazine that the Apache has almost reached its maximum weight limitation. […]