MD500-TOW

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MD500-TOW
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GarageImage MD500-TOW.jpg
MD500-TOW
AB RB SB
8.7 8.7 8.7
Research:170 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:550 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The MD500-TOW Lahatut is a rank V Israeli attack helicopter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m241 km/h
Max altitude3 475 m
EngineAllison 250-C20B
Power420 hp
Take-off weight1 t

Describe how the helicopter behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 3475
Upgraded ___ ___

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear320 km/h

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 000 → 3 923 Sl icon.png
RB3 640 → 4 761 Sl icon.png
SB5 810 → 7 599 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications287 000 Rp icon.png
850 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training160 000 Sl icon.png
Experts550 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 300 / 430 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
56 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods cd 98 main rotor.png
Replacing helicopter blades
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
56 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
Research:
65 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
190 000 Sl icon.png
750 Ge icon.png
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
93 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 000 Sl icon.png
1 100 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
TOW
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
56 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
TOW-2
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Suspended armament

The MD500-TOW can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 14 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 2 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 4 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 4 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles

Custom loadout options

1 2
Hardpoints MD500-TOW.png
Hydra-70 M247 rockets 7 7
BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles 1, 2 1, 2
BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles 2 2

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in a helicopter, the features of using the helicopter in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, 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).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

  • Fast and nimble
  • Has two types of ATGMs that are effective against armoured targets

Cons:

  • No machine guns or cannons, useless against enemy aircraft or other helicopters
  • The ATGM range is limited to 3,750 m
  • Low survivability

History

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 long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the 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></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Skins
Videos

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 helicopter;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Jet Fighters  F2H-2 · F3H-2
  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II · F-4J Phantom II
Export/Licensed 
Aircraft  F-4F Early · F-4F · Phantom FG.1 · Phantom FGR.2 · F-4EJ Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II
Helicopters  MD500-TOW
  The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation merged with Douglas Aircraft Company in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas.
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Israel helicopters
Attack 
MD 500  MD500-TOW
Cobra  AH-1F · AH-1G · AH-1Q
Apache  AH-64D-I · AH-64A Peten · AH-64A Peten