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The HKP3C was originally based on the Italian license-manufactured variant of the Bell 204B (UH-1). Originally acquired in 1962 for helicopter rescue services, the platform saw extensive use in both the Swedish Air Force and Army. Serving for nearly 40 years, the HKP3 went through two modernization programs relating to its powerplant. Originally being delivered as the HKP3A, the type was quickly deemed underpowered prompting the decision to give it a more capable engine, redesignating it as the HKP3B. While this solved the problem of handling, the Army saw more potential in increasing the lift further by lengthening the tail and extending the rotor, thus creating the HKP3C we see represented in game. While the platform was not originally designed for anti-tank missions, the Army did extensive trials to incorporate the BANTAM missile to the HKP3. Although these tests were deemed successful, the military opted to not procure any missile armament for the type.

Introduced in Update "Wind of Change", the HKP3C is the introductory helicopter for Sweden. As it is one of the earliest examples of ATGM-carrying helicopters, it faces much less advanced threats while still being able to engage from a safe distance. While these missiles pack a significant punch compared to unguided rockets, the tradeoff comes at velocity as they take an extreme amount of time to reach the target, requiring patience and strategy to utilize correctly.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 0 m217 km/h
Max altitude5 900 m
EngineLycoming Engines T53-L-11
Power1 250 hp
Take-off weight4 t

As the HKP3C is a utility helicopter by nature, the flight performance is mostly a result from the carrying capacity the platform was made for. As the Huey family was primarily designed for troop transportation the resulting agility is favourable compared to usually larger or weaker utility helicopters. The HKP3C sports a fantastic climb rate that holds up even against more modern examples. Keeping the nose pointed at targets is easily done thanks to the well responding control surface, albeit with slight limitations. Since the helicopter was mostly designed to quickly move between locations, it struggles to perform more advanced combat manoeuvres, especially when trying to roll the aircraft.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
Max altitude
Stock 204 195 5900
Upgraded 229 217

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear420 km/h
Armour plating behind the seats of the gunner and pilot
Armour for the HKP3C

Two armour plates surround the seats of the gunner and pilot, protecting them from any shrapnel from behind.

  • 8 mm Kevlar boron carbide - Seats of gunner and pilot

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB10 290 → 13 551 Sl icon.png
RB3 950 → 5 202 Sl icon.png
SB6 370 → 8 389 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications74 200 Rp icon.png
168 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts370 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 300 / 430 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
7 400 Rp icon.png
17 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods cd 98 main rotor.png
Replacing helicopter blades
8 400 Rp icon.png
19 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
9 300 Rp icon.png
21 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
7 400 Rp icon.png
17 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
8 400 Rp icon.png
19 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
9 300 Rp icon.png
21 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
24 000 Rp icon.png
54 000 Sl icon.png
740 Ge icon.png

As the HKP3C gets its full weaponry stock, all research can be dedicated to flight performance and survivability. It is recommended to focus on engine upgrades for greater climb rate. Quickly researching Flak jacket is also preferable as it greatly increases pilot survivability, which comes in handy when in close combat against machine guns.


Suspended armament

List of setups (1)
Setup 16 x RB 53 Bantam missiles
Main article: RB 53 Bantam

The HKP3C can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 6 x RB 53 Bantam missiles

Usage in battles

Since the HKP3C is one of the first examples of anti-tank helicopters available for research, the characteristics and gameplay usually revolves around its limitations. While the improved Huey platform offers great power, mobility and carrying capacity, the nature of it being primarily for utility limits both how agile and survivable the helicopter is. This means the HKP3C can easily get into position, but often struggles to defensively act when confronted by enemy vehicles.

Counteracting these downsides can be done in two different approaches, depending on situation and terrain. The first being a more distanced gameplay, focusing on utilizing the 2 km range the BANTAM missiles offer. While these travel at painstakingly slow speeds, the damage and pinpoint accuracy they provide more than offsets the problem. Since the HKP3C is situated at a low battle rating, there is rarely any SPAA that can have a clear shot when using terrain to its advantage. The only counterbalance of this playstyle is how much it relies on enemy positioning. While other missiles usually reach the target before it relocates, the BANTAM requires a firing window that's usually far over 20 seconds in travel time, giving opponents ample time to avoid the missile by driving into cover either on purpose or by accident. Since the missiles require visual with the target to guide, trying to accurately guide them onto an opponent from a distance leaves the HKP3C vulnerable for an equal amount of time, making SPAA countering, one of the strengths of helicopters, near impossible to perform.

The second playstyle is centered around trying to maximize the efficiency of the BANTAM missiles by closing the traveling distance, lowering the amount of time spent on each target. The best way to perform this playstyle is by staying low to the ground while approaching the battlefield, then using the horizontal momentum to gain altitude over the target area. By pivoting the helicopter to fire straight downwards, players can essentially use the low speed of the BANTAM to accurately guide them onto the rooftops of unsuspecting tankers below. This requires a lot of practice and getting familiar with helicopter controls, but can allow for multiple threats to be dealt with in a short timeframe. While this can on paper be the most effective way to play the HKP3C, put into practice the reckless approach will often leave the craft vulnerable to SPAA and roof-mounted machine guns. Selecting between the two different playstyles should as such be done by evaluating which one seems the most effective given the map and state of the match. Spawning the helicopter early in a smaller map will often favour the second approach, while a later spawn on more open large-scale maps more commonly favour the first approach.

Pros and cons


  • Great engine power - high top speed and climb-rate
  • Fairly agile
  • Equipped with 6 very manoeuvrable anti-tank missiles


  • Slow missiles with a very short range
  • Poor roll-rate
  • No guns or rockets
  • No night vision devices
  • No air-to-air weaponry


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See also

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Attack  AB 205 A-1* · A.109EOA-2 · A-129 International (p) · A129CBT · T129**
Export  HKP3C
See Also  Bell Aircraft Corporation · TAI
  *Licensed · **Partnership with TAI

Sweden helicopters
Havoc  Mi-28A
Apache  AHS
Alouette  HKP2
Huey  HKP3C
BO 105  HKP9A · HKP9A (FC)