Scout AH.Mk.1

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Scout AH.Mk.1
scout_ah_mk1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.7/8.7/8.7BR
2 peopleCrew
2.5 тоннTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Rolls-Royce Nimbus Mk.101Engine
Speed of destruction
330 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.62 mm L8A1 machine gunОрудие 1
500 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x AGM-22 missilesSetup 1
Economy
freeResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 200 / 4 329/3 960 / 5 357/2 100 / 2 841Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
× (202) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Scout AH.Mk.1.jpg


The Scout AH.Mk.1 is a rank V British helicopter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
AB RB
196 186
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
AB RB
 ???  ???

Survivability and armour

The Scout does not fly with any protective armour or bullet-proof glass, which if installed would decrease the Scout's ability to complete its mission. As such, the pilot must take this into account and fly the helicopter accordingly. Bull rushing right into the middle of a battlefield usually ends with disastrous results as without armour, the Scout has nothing but thin metal fuselage coverings to protect the crew and vital equipment. The engine, transmission, main rotor and tail rotors are all exposed to fire from missiles, rockets, cannons and even small calibre machine guns.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: L8A1 (7.62 mm)

The Scout AH.Mk.1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.62 mm L8A1 machine guns, skid-mounted (167 rpg = 501 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: AGM-22

The Scout AH.Mk.1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 4 x AGM-22 missiles

Usage in battles

As the engine, transmission, main rotor and tail rotors are all exposed to enemy, the pilot must be aware of their surrounds and work to fight from the enemy vehicles blind spots or weak sides, because a burning and crashed helicopter only pads the enemies' score-count. Pick and choose your battles to preserve the helicopter.

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Flak jacket
II Helicopter frame New 7 mm MGs
III Engine Replacing helicopter blades NVD
IV Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Light and nimble
  • Small profile

Cons:

  • Limited weaponry

History

Development on the Westland Scout began in the late 1950s, however not at the Westland company, but at Saunders-Roe. Saunders-Roe developed their Saro P.531 light utility helicopter, which itself was based on the design of a previous piston-powered helicopter. The Saro P.531 already had several prototypes built and tested by the time the company was acquisitioned by Westland, who in turn, decided to continue development of the P.531.

As a result, in the early 1960s, the Westland Scout was created. The Scout conducted its maiden flight in August 1960 and was well-received with both the British Army and Royal Navy during testing. Following the favorable reception, the helicopter was subsequently ordered into production for the Army as the Scout AH Mk.1.

As work on the Scout steadily progressed, Westland continued developing a navalized version of the vehicle in parallel. The ‘Sea Scout’, as it was initially designated, only featured several minor design differences from the base model, such as a wheeled undercarriage and foldable blades and tail section, along with some other differences. After being reviewed by the Royal Navy, the ‘Wasp’ as it eventually became known, entered service with the Royal Navy in 1963, alongside the Army's Scout.

Both versions of the helicopter took part in combat operations during their service, most notably in Borneo, the Falklands and Northern Ireland. In the end, around 280 machines of both types were built, including export models.

- From Devblog

Media

Images
  • Scout ah.mk.1 wtwallpaper 001.jpg
  • Scout ah.mk.1 wtwallpaper 002.jpg

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the helicopter;
  • other literature.


Britain helicopters
Utility  Scout AH.Mk.1 · Wasp HAS.Mk.1 · Lynx AH.Mk.1 · G-LYNX