Peten

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This page is about the Israeli attack helicopter Peten. For other versions, see AH-64 (Family).
Peten
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Peten
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Description

The AH-64 reached Israel in the 1990s. Israel had been an early investor in the Apache program since 1983. Thus, it became the first nation to operate the AH-64 aside from the United States. The AH-64A was the first version of the Apache, and it was nicknamed Peten (which means Cobra in Hebrew). The first models participated in a welcome ceremony and had the same systems as the American nations. The number of AH-64As in service capped at 42 units and they participated in several operations during their lifetime. The Peten variant was used against Hezbollah outposts in Lebanon, in Operation Grapes of Wrath, where an AH-64A helicopter shot two Hellfire missiles at an ambulance, killing the civilians inside. More of these incidents occurred during the next years, which resulted in the reluctance by the United States to sell the AH-64D to Israel.

Being introduced in Update "Danger Zone", the AH-64A Peten is a competent helicopter, both in combined battles and in helicopter PvE matches. With access to good flight performance, capable missiles, and excellent optics, it's very easy picking up targets if you can avoid being targeted by enemy SPAA. The AGM-114B Hellfire is its main weapon, although it also has access to rocket pods and the AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missile. The Hellfire B is a capable long range ATGM, it's less versatile than the Vikhr but it has more range than most missiles as well as top attack capabilities. Compared to the US variant, the AH-64A lacks access to the AIM-9L, but the AIM-92 is still decently capable, it may only be able to pull 10Gs but, unlike the AIM-9L, has IRCCM, which makes it capable of avoiding flares more easily. One of the biggest flaws of the AH-64A is that it only has access to 60 countermeasures, but overall, is a very solid helicopter with no extreme weak points, that also features a 30 mm cannon with 1,200 rounds of ammunition (the most of all top tier helicopters).

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m295 km/h
Max altitude5 400 m
Engine2 х General Electric T700-GE-701C
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 270 251 5400
Upgraded ___ ___

Survivability and armour

IRCM
Protects against IR-guided missiles
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
AB8 483 → 13 623 Sl icon.png
RB4 043 → 6 493 Sl icon.png
SB5 074 → 8 148 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications302 000 Rp icon.png
444 000 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
100 / 230 / 360 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Replacing helicopter blades
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
EFS
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
49 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
72 000 Sl icon.png
980 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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AGM-114
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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IRCM
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-92 Stinger
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
AGM-114 2
Research:
49 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
72 000 Sl icon.png
980 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)
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Offensive armament

Main article: M230E-1 (30 mm)

The Peten is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon (1,200 rpg) + 60 x countermeasures
    • 1 x 30 mm M230E-1 cannon + 60 x countermeasures + IRCM

Suspended armament

The Peten can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5 6
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Hydra-70 M247 rockets 19 19 19 19
AGM-114B Hellfire missiles 2, 4 2, 4 2, 4 2, 4
ATAS (AIM-92) missiles 2 2
Default weapon presets
  • Without load
  • 76 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 4 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 16 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 4 x ATAS (AIM-92) missiles

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Cons:

History

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Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Related development

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


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