UH-1B (Japan)

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The ▅UH-1B Hiyodori is a rank V Japanese utility helicopter with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB) and 8.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 0 m217 km/h
Max altitude5 900 m
Take-off weight0 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
Max altitude
Stock 203 196 5900
Upgraded 230 217

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear0 km/h

Helicopters have a unique role on the battlefield and fitting them with armour is not as easy as it is on a tank or on a jet. The helicopter's setup is such that it must take off and land vertically, hover and fly and as the aircraft gets heavier, bigger and heavier equipment are needed to balance until you are left with a massive helicopter which cannot fly or do its intended mission. The Huey balances this out with a vehicle which can manoeuvre as needed and carry a decent payload whether people or weapon systems.

The UH-1B does not fly with any protective armour or bullet-proof glass, which if installed would decrease the UH-1'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 the without armour, the Huey 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. 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.

But the "thin metal fuselage" is still "metal", it would provide minor, temporary protection for the interior modules (i.e. fuel, transmission, engine, crew, etc). This means that calibres that are 7.62 mm and below could potentially be stopped by the fuselage for a few several hundred shots until the fuselage starts giving warning when it slowly becomes yellow or orange.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 890 → 2 472 Sl icon.png
RB3 500 → 4 577 Sl icon.png
SB2 660 → 3 479 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications130 000 Rp icon.png
240 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts390 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 300 / 250 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
13 000 Rp icon.png
24 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
11 000 Rp icon.png
20 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods cd 98 main rotor.png
Replacing helicopter blades
11 000 Rp icon.png
20 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
13 000 Rp icon.png
24 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
29 000 Rp icon.png
54 000 Sl icon.png
550 Ge icon.png
Mods night vision device.png
11 000 Rp icon.png
20 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
42 000 Rp icon.png
78 000 Sl icon.png
790 Ge icon.png


Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Suspended armament

Main article: FFAR Mighty Mouse

The UH-1B (Japan) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 38 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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  • Can only carry 38 FFARs
  • No weaponry upgrades


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See also

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Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (富士重工業株式会社)
Utility  UH-1B Hiyodori*
Attack  AH-1S early* · AH-1S* · AH-1S Kisarazu*
  Fuji Heavy Industries traces its roots to the Nakajima Aircraft Company. At the end of World War II, Nakajima was broken up by the Allied Occupation government, and by 1957 part of the separated company was already known as Fuji Heavy Industries.

Fuji Heavy Industries was renamed to Subaru Corporation from 2017 onward.

See also  Nakajima Aircraft Company (1918-1945) · Bell Aircraft Corporation · Boeing Aircraft

Japan helicopters
Utility  ▅UH-1B
Attack  AH-1S early · AH-1S · AH-1S Kisarazu