AH-64A Peten (USA)

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RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
AH-64A Peten
ah_64a_peten.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
2 peopleCrew
8.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х General Electric T700-GE-701 turboshaftEngine
Speed of destruction
460 km/hStructural
420 km/hGear
Offensive armament
30 mm M230E-1 cannonWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
625 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
76 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocketSetup 1
8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 2
16 x AGM-114B Hellfire missilesSetup 3
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
1 x Flares
Setup 4
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
1 x Flares
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 5
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
1 x Flares
8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
Setup 6
Economy
Sl icon.png2 020/4 180/1 870Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 670 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 800 Ge icon.pngAces
232 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
310 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png270 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage AH-64A Peten (USA).jpg


The AH-64A Peten is a gift rank VI American attack helicopter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Flight performance

The Peten is one of the fastest helicopters in the game as it has a very powerful engine, which also gives the Peten a good climb rate.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
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Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
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Survivability and armour

The Peten is a very tough helicopter, and can usually take a couple of hits from Air-to-Air missiles and small-calibre cannon rounds and still fly. The pilot is very well protected, so getting pilot-sniped is a rare occurrence.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M230E-1 (30 mm)

The Peten has the same 30mm cannon as the other Apaches in the game currently, and only has one belt choice. The belt carries only AP rounds, and can pen very thick armor. The gun is fast firing, but highly inaccurate, so shooting in close range is the best way to hit your shots. If you don't mid the inaccuracy of the gun, it is a very good weapon all around.

Suspended armament

The Peten can carry up to 16 Hellfire ATGMs that can penetrate more that 1,000mm of armor The Peten is a very good ground attack helicopter with the Hellfires and its hydras.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Activation of 3rd person lock by changing MFD on the pilot's view
  • Very high top speed, if you stay low or high you are always the one most maneuverable
  • Amazing 30 mm cannon, can easily take out most tanks, and when locked can take out jets and helicopters too.

Cons:

  • Stinger air to air missiles don't have a reliable lock, and not enough explosive mass to do any real damage
  • No MAW Radar unlike the other comparable helicopters
  • Hellfires rarely hit other helicopters

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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USA helicopters
Attack  AH-1F · AH-1G · AH-1Z · AH-64A · AH-64A Peten · AH-64D · H-34
Utility  UH-1B · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30