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LAAD Blowpipe
LAAD BLOWPIPE
Info
Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class Anti-Air Team
Cost 0 Star 5 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 2
Icon WALB Training Regular
Size Very small
Optics

Medium

Speed 15 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Very Good
Icon WALB Year 1975
Icon WALB Type Marine, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Battle Rifle L1A1 SLR (7.62mm)
SAM Blowpipe (MCLOS)

A very cheap unit that can serve many purposes, the LAAD Blowpipe rarely destroys any helicopter, but whenever it does destroy one, brings back many points compared to the units worth. Placing lone units of LAAD Blowpipe on routes where a flanking force might appear can serve as a good and replaceable alarm. This five man anti-air team is one of the cheapest units available to NATO forces. They can be brought on the battlefield with a FV603 Saracen or a FV103 Spartan and are armed with the weak and inaccurate Blowpipe AA launcher and the L1A1 SLR rifle. 16 reinforcements can be brought on the battlefield.

TacticsEdit

  • Costing only five points, this unit is best brought in with the similarly cheap FV603 Saracen to further minimize costs. The best use of this unit is as an ambushing unit. Available in sufficient numbers for the task, they should be placed in as many forests and tree lines available, where they may not be expected to be, and where anti-air coverage by more effective AA may not be practical. Because of the inaccuracy of the Blowpipe, most of the damage done to air units will be done by the rifles as a helicopter flies over, damaging it but rarely destroying it, therefore they are best used in forests.
  • Even though the blowpipe rarely hits and does little damage, any occasional hit will cost your opponent a lot more than what it cost you to field the LAAD Blowpipe. The sight of missiles flying towards their aircraft may cause an opponent to avoid the area, or force artillery ammunition to be wasted on your lone cheap unit.
  • The LAAD Blowpipe placed all around the map also serve as short range reconnaissance, the destruction of the unit costing barely anything but providing you a warning of enemy attempts at flanking you.

Available transports Edit

Red Dragon

  • Stalwart
  • Saxon
  • FV432
  • Lynx AH.1
  • Lynx AH.7

WeaponsEdit

European Escalation Edit

Weapons LAAD Blowpipe - Slot1 LAAD Blowpipe - Slot2 (1) LAAD Blowpipe - Slot3
Type Assault Rifle SAM Grenade
Name L1A1 SLR Blowpipe L2A2
Caliber 7.62mm MCLOS Frag
Ammo x 500 x 6 x 4
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 8 2 8
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 3 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A N/A N/A
Rate of fire 600 r/min 6 r/min 5 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon L1A1 SLR WRD Icon Blowpipe
Type Battle Rifle SAM No Weapon
Name L1A1 SLR Blowpipe
Caliber 7.62mm MCLOS
Ammo x 320 x 6
Range Ground = 595 m
Helicopters = 595 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2100 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 1680 m
Accuracy 40% 20%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 10% N/A
AP Power N/A N/A
HE Power 1 4
Icon WALB Suppression 55 160
Rate of fire 120 r/min 12 r/min

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