A helicopter armed with air-to-ground armament.
Heavily armed helicopter
generally a helicopter that was designed for battlefield attack. Also some fixed-wing aircraft are designated gunships (AC-47, AC-119, and AC-130).
Gunship is an AH-64 Apache helicopter simulation that was released by Microprose in 1986. Its platforms include DOS, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum. A sequel, Gunship 2000, was released in 1991.
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The term "gunship" is used in several contexts, all sharing the general idea of a light vessel armed with heavy guns.