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Nation Flag United States United States
Class Command Helicopter
Cost 100 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 4
Size Small
Optics

Medium

Speed 205 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 800 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 300 km
Icon WALB Year 1962
Icon WALB Type Marine, Airborne, Support

The UH-1A is the only command helicopter available to NATO forces in Wargame: European Escalation. It is similar to the PACT's Mi-2D. Even though it has the same price as the MI-2D, it is actually slower, has a smaller operational range, and a smaller fuel tank.

History Edit

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois is a military helicopter powered by a single, turboshaft engine, with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and first flew on 20 October 1956. Ordered into production in March 1960, the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been produced worldwide. The first combat operation of the UH-1 was in the service of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. The original designation of HU-1 led to the helicopter's nickname of Huey. In September 1962, the designation was changed to UH-1, but Huey remained in common use. Approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam.


TacticsEdit

  • Command helicopters can be used in an overall aggressive strategy: Not spending a lot in the deployment phase but capturing a reinforcements area to spawn your army closer to enemy lines or a high value area then retreat when the enemy is approaching. It can also be used on large areas to "uncapture" an enemy area. But losing your command helicopter is an extremely hard loss.
  • People using a command helicopter should also realise that unlike their ground counterparts when facing anti-tank, if your UH-1A is threatened by anti-air, you can't simply retreat. If you realize that the are your command helicopter is stationed became in range of an enemy long range missile launcher like the 9K37 BUK, taking off for a safer location becomes extremely risky. In situations like this one, using empty transport helicopters to attract AA fire while retreating is the safest option.

HistoryEdit

In 1952, the Army identified a requirement for a new helicopter to serve as medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), instrument trainer and general utility aircraft. The Army determined that current helicopters were too large, underpowered, or were too complex to maintain easily. In November 1953, revised military requirements were submitted to the Department of the Army. Twenty companies submitted designs in their bid for the contract, including Bell Helicopter with the Model 204 and Kaman Aircraft with a turbine-powered version of the H-43. On 23 February 1955, the Army announced its decision, selecting Bell to build three copies of the Model 204 for evaluation, designated as the XH-40.

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