YAH-64

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T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
This page is about the American attack helicopter YAH-64. For other versions, see AH-64 (Family).
YAH-64
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YAH-64
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Description

The YAH-64 is a squadron rank VI American attack helicopter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m300 km/h
Max altitude4 500 m
Engine2 х General Electric T700-GE-700
Take-off weight8 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 ___ ___ 4500
Upgraded ___ ___

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural460 km/h
Gear420 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 800 → 5 198 Sl icon.png
RB5 120 → 7 004 Sl icon.png
SB4 400 → 6 019 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications294 000 Rp icon.png
863 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 010 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 600 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 300 / 430 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
59 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods cd 98 main rotor.png
Replacing helicopter blades
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
59 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
97 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
96 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 000 Sl icon.png
1 400 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
AGM-114
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
59 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
97 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
AGM-114 2
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
53 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night
Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs)
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon RedXCross.png

Offensive armament

Ammunition1 200 rounds
Fire rate625 shots/min
Main article: M230E-1 (30 mm)

The YAH-64 is armed with:

  • 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon, chin turret (1,200 rpg)

Suspended armament

List of setups (5)
Setup 176 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 28 x AGM-114B Hellfire air-to-ground missiles
Setup 34 x AGM-114B Hellfire air-to-ground missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 48 x AGM-114B Hellfire air-to-ground missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 516 x AGM-114B Hellfire air-to-ground missiles

The YAH-64 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 76 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 4 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles + 38 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles + 38 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 16 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles

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

Pros:

  • Activation of 3rd person lock by changing MFD on the pilot's view
  • Amazing 30 mm cannon, can easily take out most tanks, and when locked can take out jets and helicopters too
  • Can carry up to 16 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles
  • Can use ballistic computer to dramatically increase the effectiveness of Hydra rockets
  • Can lock targets for 30 mm cannon to automatically track
  • Excellent thermals
  • Well armoured for a helicopter, can take 2-3 critical hits to take it down, may survive hits from SAMs

Cons:

  • Not equipped with air-to-air missiles
  • Does not have as many armament options as the regular AH-64
  • The 30 mm cannon is relatively inaccurate
  • Lack of IRCM and countermeasures

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

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

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


USA helicopters
Attack 
Choctaw  H-34
Cobra  AH-1F · AH-1G · AH-1Z
Apache  YAH-64 · AH-64A · AH-64A Peten · AH-64D
Utility 
Huey  UH-1B · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30

Squadron helicopters
USA  YAH-64