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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} American attack helicopter {{Battle-rating|1}}. This helicopter was introduced in [[Update_1.81_"The_Valkyries"|Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]].  
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} American attack helicopter {{Battle-rating|1}}. This helicopter was introduced in [[Update_1.81_"The_Valkyries"|Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]].
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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! colspan="4" | Characteristics
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
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! colspan="4" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
 
|-
 
|-
! ABN1K2-J
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
! AB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}}  
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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! colspan="4" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! RB
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
====Details====
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Limits
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
 
|-
 
|-
! +
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}}  
! -
 
|-
 
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ~?? || ~?
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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''Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, how many engines the vehicle has. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
 
 
* No armour plating
 
* No armour glazing
 
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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''Describe the offensive armament of the helicopter, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in battle, also what ammunition belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
 
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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=== Suspended armament ===
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''Describe the helicopter's suspended armament: additional cannons under the winglets, any type of bombs, and rockets. Since any helicopter is essentially only a platform for suspended weaponry, this section is extremely important and deserves your special attention. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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== Usage in battles ==
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''Describe the tactics of playing in the helicopter, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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).''
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
 
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
 
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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).''-->
 
 
 
 
 
===Modules===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="1" | Survivability
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
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| I
 
| Fuselage Repair
 
| Radiator
 
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|
 
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| II
 
|
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
|
 
|-
 
| III
 
| Wings Repair
 
| Engine
 
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|
 
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| IV
 
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| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
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|-
 
|}
 
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
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* Can carry air-to-air missiles to take down aircraft
 
* Can carry air-to-air missiles to take down aircraft
 
* Excellent ground attack capabilities.
 
* Excellent ground attack capabilities.
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* No armor whatsoever.   
 
* No armor whatsoever.   
  
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== History ==
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In 1996, the USMC launched the H-1 program in cooperation with the Bell company. The H-1 program was a plan to upgrade and modernize the Navy’s existing fleets of AH-1 and UH-1 helicopters, in order to extend their service life and lower future operating costs. This was achieved by developing a new version of each helicopter model respectively. The new AH-1Z Viper, also known as “ZuluCobra”, received upgraded avionics, fire control systems, engines and an improved four-blade rotor system, among other improvements. Furthermore, both the new Viper and UH-1Y were designed in a way to use mostly identical parts, achieving the desired reduction in operating costs and ease of maintenance as a result. The AH-1Z Viper conducted its maiden flight in December 2000, with three prototypes being built for testing in 2002. Small-scale production began in 2003 before the Viper was approved for full-scale production in November 2010. The USMC has ordered for 189 Vipers to be delivered to the fleet by 2021, with only a few dozen machines being in service today.
  
== History ==
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''- From [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5756-development-ah-1z-viper-a-lasting-legacy-en Devblog]''
''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
  
== Read also ==
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== See also ==
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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''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 aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== Sources ==
 
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== External links ==
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
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* ''other literature.''
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* ''other literature.''-->
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* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5756-development-ah-1z-viper-a-lasting-legacy-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> AH-1Z Viper - A Lasting Legacy]
  
 
{{USA helicopters}}
 
{{USA helicopters}}

Revision as of 17:48, 8 March 2019

AH-1Z
ah_1z.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
2 peopleCrew
7.8 тоннTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshaftEngine
Speed of destruction
460 km/hStructural
420 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm M197 cannonОрудие 1
750 roundsAmmunition
1 500 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
76 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocketSetup 1
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gunSetup 2
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 3
4 x BGM-71 TOW missilesSetup 4
8 x BGM-71 TOW missilesSetup 5
4 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 6
8 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 7
4 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
Setup 8
8 x BGM-71 TOW missiles
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
Setup 9
4 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missilesSetup 10
8 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missilesSetup 11
4 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 12
8 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 13
4 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
Setup 14
8 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
Setup 15
16 x BGM-71 TOW missilesSetup 16
16 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missilesSetup 17
8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missilesSetup 18
8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
2 x 7.62 mm M134 Minigun machine gun
Setup 19
8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 20
16 x AGM-114B Hellfire missilesSetup 21
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8 300 / 13 230/7 100 / 11 317/4 300 / 6 854Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 600 Ge icon.pngAces
× (226) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft AH-1Z. For other uses, see AH-1 (Disambiguation)

Description

The AH-1Z in the garage


The AH-1Z is a Rank VI American attack helicopter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). This helicopter was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

General info

Flight Performance

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

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, how many engines the vehicle has. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Describe the offensive armament of the helicopter, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in battle, also what ammunition belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.

Suspended armament

Describe the helicopter's suspended armament: additional cannons under the winglets, any type of bombs, and rockets. Since any helicopter is essentially only a platform for suspended weaponry, this section is extremely important and deserves your special attention. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

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

  • Can carry up to 16 TOW ATGMs (TOW-2 with modification)
  • Flares
  • One of the fastest helicopters in the game
  • Can carry air-to-air missiles to take down aircraft
  • Excellent ground attack capabilities.

Cons:

  • Weak airframe can be taken down even by roof-mounted MGs from enemy tanks.
  • Cannon fodder for dedicated SPAAGs
  • Very slow, easy target for SPAAs and aircraft
  • Priority target for the enemy team as you are extremely dangerous
  • No armor whatsoever.

History

In 1996, the USMC launched the H-1 program in cooperation with the Bell company. The H-1 program was a plan to upgrade and modernize the Navy’s existing fleets of AH-1 and UH-1 helicopters, in order to extend their service life and lower future operating costs. This was achieved by developing a new version of each helicopter model respectively. The new AH-1Z Viper, also known as “ZuluCobra”, received upgraded avionics, fire control systems, engines and an improved four-blade rotor system, among other improvements. Furthermore, both the new Viper and UH-1Y were designed in a way to use mostly identical parts, achieving the desired reduction in operating costs and ease of maintenance as a result. The AH-1Z Viper conducted its maiden flight in December 2000, with three prototypes being built for testing in 2002. Small-scale production began in 2003 before the Viper was approved for full-scale production in November 2010. The USMC has ordered for 189 Vipers to be delivered to the fleet by 2021, with only a few dozen machines being in service today.

- From Devblog

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

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

External links


USA helicopters
Attack  AH-1G · AH-1F · AH-1Z
Utility  UH-1B · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30