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Bell AH-1 Huey 'Cobra'

United States, Export

Created during the Vietnam War, the AH-1 has the distinction of being the world's first sole purpose gunship helicopter.  In the now common tandem style seating, the Cobra is only 3 feet wide in the fuselage.  The US Army still uses the helo for ground support, though it is severely limited in its night and bad weather ability.  The Cobra is used by many nations in this form, and is still a powerful and effective helicopter.  Many mercs use this helo, as it is inexpensive when compared to higher end assault platforms.  The length of the Cobra is 16.18 m.

 

 

 

Variants

AH-1 Huey Cobra: Basic helo with single engine
AH-1G Huey Cobra: Upgraded Army version with single engine
AH-1J Heuy Cobra: Army trial model for the Marine Corps with twin engine
AH-1RO Dracula: AH-1W model for export to Romania.  Only several were purchased
AH-1T Super Cobra: Twin engine first built for Marines in 1983, now for export
AH-1T Sea Cobra: Marine naval variant for use on carriers
AH-1T+ Super Cobra: Twin engine export
AH-1W King Cobra: AH-1W model for export to Turkey.  Only several were purchased
AH-1W Super Cobra: Upgraded twin engine models with night attack capability used by Marines
AH-1Z Super Cobra: Twin engine Marine helo with night attack and four bladed rotor
MH-1W Super Cobra: Twin engine 'recon' model shown to ATF, DEA and other organizations
XH-1 Dragonfly: SOF Super Cobra for use in Dark Conspiracy
Travel Move: 726
Combat Move: 23
Fuel Cap: 290
Fuel Consum: 390
Price: $ 12 000 000

($ 4 800 000)

 Combat Equipment: Chaff/Flare, Armoured Cockpit, GPS, HUDS
Armament: 12.7mm Gatling Gun/40mm GL OR M197 20mm
Ammo: 1 500x 12.7mm/100x 40mm OR 750x 20mm, 4x Hardpoints
Fuel Type: AvG Weapon ROF Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Load: 2 300 kg on 4 hardpoints 12.7 Gatling 60 150 .50 8 2-2-3
Vehicle Weight: 9.5 Tons   150 SLAP 8 1-1-2
Crew: 2 40mm GL 10 200 HVHE C:3, B:15 Nil
Mnt: 7   200 HVHEDP C:3, B:15 4C
Min Take Off/Land: 40 M197 20mm 30 250 API 10 3/-2/-5
    250 HE C:1, B:2 -8C

Bell Textron AH-1Z 'SuperCobra'

United States, Romania, Turkey

The most recent update to the legendary Cobra lineup, the SuperCobra is a twin engine helo used by the US Marines, US Navy (Sea Cobra) as well as several other nations.  The SuperCobra is a more powerful fighter than the older Cobra, and is loaded with modern avionics and weapon controls.  With a more rounded fighter-style cockpit, the SuperCobra has been compared to the Army's Apache for its fighting capability.  Able to perform nearly all combat roles needed by the Marine Corps, the SuperCobra is an excellent night fighter, and can handle fog and rough weather with little problems.  The length is 17.68m.

 

Travel Move: 956
Combat Move: 34
Fuel Cap: 390
Fuel Consum: 390
Price: $ 29 000 000

($ 12 500 000)

 Combat Equipment: Chaff/Flare, Armoured Cockpit, GPS, HUDS, FLIR, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, IHADSS, Radar Jammer, TV/Camera, Twin Engine
Armament: M197 20mm/40mm GL OR M197 30mm Turret OR 120mm Mortar
Ammo: 750x 20mm, 75x 40mm OR 1 100x 30mm OR 75x 120mm Shells, 4 Hardpoints, 2 AAM
Fuel Type: AvG Weapon ROF Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Load: 2 700 kg on 4 hardpoints, 2 AAMs M197 20mm 30 250 API C:1, B:2 3/-2/5
Vehicle Weight: 10 Tons   250 HE C:1, B:2 -8C
Crew: 2 40mm GL 10 200 HVHE C:3, B:15 Nil
Mnt: 8   200 HVHEDP C:3, B:15 4C
Min Take Off/Land: 40 M197 30mm 30 250 API 16 5/1/-2
    250 HE C:1, B:2 -6C
  120mm Mortar 3 300 HE C:16, B:55 Nil
    300 ICMDP B:45 Gren

Boeing AH-64A 'Apache'

United States, United Kingdom

Considered by many to be one of the best gunships in the world, the Apache is a powerful and deadly weapons platform.  The twin engine helo is specially built for low flying night missions, and is flexible enough to fulfill many gunship roles.  The two seat tandem cockpit is spacious when compared to other gunships, though packed heavily with electronics.  The Apache is used often in pairs with the RAH-66 Comanche Scout helo, of the AH-64D.  The Apache is an excellent tank destroyer.  The length is 17.76m.

 

 

Travel Move: 1 172
Combat Move: 36
Fuel Cap: 1 420
Fuel Consum: 1 420
Price: $ 32 000 000

($ 12 600 000)

 Combat Equipment: Chaff/Flare, Armoured Cockpit, GPS x3, HUDS, FLIR, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, IHADSS, Radar Jammer, TV/Camera, Twin Engine
Armament: 30mm-3 Autocannon
Ammo: 1 200x 30mm, 4 Hardpoints, 2 AAM
Fuel Type: AvG Weapon ROF Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Load: 2 700 kg on 4 hardpoints, 2 AAMs 30mm-3 30 250 API 16 5/1/-2
Vehicle Weight: 8 Tons   250 HE C:1, B:2 -6C
Crew: 2  
Mnt: 14  
Min Take Off/Land: 48  

Boeing AH-64D 'Apache Longbow'

United States, United Kingdom

An updated and more versatile version of the Apache gunship is the Longbow.  The Longbow uses the FCR RADAR mount above its rotors as a method of identifying and tracking its targets.  The Longbow is able to be both scout and gunship, as it carries the same load as the AH-64A/B.  Although expensive and extremely rare, the military uses Longbows around the clock in battle zones, as they reduce the amount of scouts in the air over the enemy.  This new Apache is said to be the best western gunship available, and with the FCR Longbow RADAR above it, it may just be.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Move: 1 172
Combat Move: 36
Fuel Cap: 1 420
Fuel Consum: 1 420
Price: $ 39 000 000

($ 20 000 000)

 Combat Equipment: Chaff/Flare, Armoured Cockpit, GPS x3, HUDS, FLIR, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, IHADSS, Radar Jammer, TV/Camera, Twin Engine, Mast Mounted Sight
Armament: 30mm-3 Autocannon
Ammo: 1 200x 30mm, 4 Hardpoints, 2 AAM
Fuel Type: AvG Weapon ROF Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Load: 2 700 kg on 4 hardpoints, 2 AAMs 30mm-3 30 250 API 16 5/1/-2
Vehicle Weight: 8.5 Tons   250 HE C:1, B:2 -6C
Crew: 2  
Mnt: 14  
Min Take Off/Land: 48  

Boeing-Sikorsky AH-66 Comanche 'Tomahawk'/'Warrior'

United States

While still capable of stealth flight (this helo does not gain double Stealth), the Tomahawk and Warrior are powerful gunships capable of an amazing array of weaponry.  The helos 'Stealth' modes are only when the internal weapons bays are closed, thus limiting their available weaponry.

Tomahawk:  Once the War began (or budget cuts) the US Army was faced with the fact that the Comanche could not be a 'supplemental' helo to the Apache.  Beefing up the weapons by adding external pylons, the Army found that the Tomahawk was a decent ground attack/support helo on its own.

Warrior:  To combat the multitude of helos in the air, the Warrior was designed to carry only anti-aircraft weapons; and a lot of them.  While maintaining its autocannon, the Warrior is a dedicated anti-aircraft helo.

  The length is 15.66m.

Travel Move: 945
Combat Move: 32
Fuel Cap: 1 020
Fuel Consum: 1 600
Price: $ 33 000 000

($ 14 000 000)

 Combat Equipment: Chaff/Flare, Armoured Cockpit, GPS x3, HUDS, FLIR, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, IHADSS, Radar Jammer, TV/Camera, Twin Engine, Stealth
Armament: 20mm Gatling autocannon
Ammo: 500x 20mm, 6 Hardpoints (Internal), 4 Hardpoints (External)
Fuel Type: AvG Weapon ROF Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Load: 3 000 kg on 10 hardpoints total 20mm 60 450 API 10 3/-2/5
Vehicle Weight: 6.0 Tons   450 HE C:1, B:2 -8C
Crew: 2  
Mnt: 14  
Min Take Off/Land: 40  

                                                            AH-66 Tomahawk                                                AH-66 Warrior

 

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