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General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
3.0 tEmpty weight
4.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
3 475 mCeiling
Lycoming Engines T53-L-703 turboshaftEngine
Speed of destruction
450 km/hStructural
420 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm M197 cannonWeapon 1
750 roundsAmmunition
1 500 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
28 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rocketsSetup 1
76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rocketsSetup 2
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gunSetup 3
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
14 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 4
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 5
4 x BGM-71 TOW missilesSetup 6
8 x BGM-71 TOW missilesSetup 7
4 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 8
8 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 9
4 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
Setup 10
8 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
Setup 11
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 000 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png12 328 / 15 089/9 900 / 12 117/6 370 / 7 796Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft AH-1F. For other uses, see AH-1 (Disambiguation)


The AH-1F in the garage

The AH-1F is a Rank VI American attack helicopter with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). This helicopter was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
 ?  ? 3 475
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
 ?  ? 3 475

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, how many engines the vehicle has. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

Main article: M197 (20 mm)

The AH-1F is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm M197 cannon (750 rpg = 750 total)

Suspended armament

Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the helicopter, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Flack jacket Offensive 20 mm belts
II Helicopter frame New 20 mm cannons M261 IRCM
III Engine Replacing helicopter blades Gun pod XM-18 TOW
IV Cover New 7 mm MGs TOW 4

Pros and cons


  • 20mm gun performs better against heavy armor than the 7.62mm minigun.



Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the helicopter in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

USA helicopters
Attack  AH-1G · AH-1F · AH-1Z
Utility  UH-1B · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30