|This page is about the Israeli attack helicopter Tzefa D/E. For other versions, see AH-1 (Family).|
The AH-1F Tzefa D/E is a rank VI Israeli attack helicopter with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".
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|
Survivability and armour
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
|CCIP (Guns)||CCIP (Rockets)||CCIP (Bombs)|
The Tzefa D/E is armed with:
- A choice between three presets:
- 1 x 20 mm M197 cannon, chin turret (750 rpg)
- 1 x 20 mm M197 cannon + 60 x countermeasures
- 1 x 20 mm M197 cannon + 60 x countermeasures + IRCM
The Tzefa D/E can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:
- Without load
- 28 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
- 76 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
- 4 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
- 8 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
- 4 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
- 8 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
Custom loadout options
|Hydra-70 M247 rockets||7, 19||7, 19||7, 19||7, 19|
|BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles||2, 4||2, 4|
|BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles||2, 4||2, 4|
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".
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 If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: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).
Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.
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.
Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- other literature.
|Bell Aircraft Corporation|
|Fighters||P-39N-0 · P-39Q-5|
|P-63A-10 · P-63A-5 · P-63C-5 · ␠Kingcobra|
|Export||▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15 · ▄P-39Q-25|
|▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▂P-63C-5 · ▄P-63C-5|
|Attack||AH-1F · AH-1G · AH-1Z|
|Utility||UH-1B · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30|
|Export/Licensed||▅UH-1B · ◄UH-1D|
|Tzefa D/E · Tzefa A · Tzefa B · ▅AH-1S early · ▅AH-1S · ▅AH-1S Kisarazu|
|See Also||Fuji Heavy Industries · Agusta|
|Cobra||Tzefa D/E · Tzefa A · Tzefa B|
|Apache||Saraph · Peten · AH-64A Peten|