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Wildcat
Arma2BAF-render-Lynx
Faction British Army
Type Utility Helicopter
Seats 10 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Co-Pilot/Observer
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 18× Weapons
  • 180× Magazines
  • 5× Backpacks
Top speed 293 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 6,000 m
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× M621 20 mm
  • 1× CRV-7PG Rocket Pod
Secondary armament Targeting:
  • 1× Laser Designator

Defensive:

  • 120× Countermeasures (Chaff/Flare)
Variants None
Games
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The AH-11 Wildcat is a utility helicopter that is exclusively used by the British Army in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the British Armed Forces DLC.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Observation
    • Utility helicopter
    • Laser targeting
    • Troop transport
    • Light gunship
« The Wildcat AH11 is a British multi-purpose military helicopter, designed to serve in battlefield utility, search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare roles.
The AH11 is armed with the CRV7 rocket system and with the M621 20mm automatic cannon.
Armoury Description
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Design Edit

An upgraded model of the original Super Lynx helicopter, the Wildcat features more powerful engines, uses a wheeled undercarriage instead of skids, a composite tail and nose structure, and has improved avionics. Like its predecessor, the Wildcat is a multi-purpose transport helicopter, though it can also be utilised in search-and-rescue and forward observation roles.

Armament
It is fitted with two stub wings attached to both sides of the fuselage, and is armed with a single 70 mm rocket pod on the right stub wing while the left stub wing is fitted with a 20 mm autocannon.

The Wildcat's M621 autocannon feeds from a single belt that has 1,200 rounds worth of 20 mm shells linked together. The CRV7 rocket pod on the other hand, is pre-loaded with 12 laser-guided 70 mm rockets that have high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads.

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Escorting a Merlin transport helicopter.

Features
The Wildcat served as the primary utility helicopter of British forces operating in Takistan at the height of Operation Crimson Lance. While transporting troops into combat was its main purpose, the Wildcat was well-equipped to be able provide fire support for ground troops as a light gunship.

In addition, the co-pilot/observer also has access to a laser designator integrated into a fully rotatable targeting pod that is located underneath the nose. It can be used to guide laser guided munitions from other aircraft (or its own rockets) and is also able to toggle between normal day, night, and black/white-hot thermal vision modes, making it perfectly suited for reconnaissance duties and tracking ground targets.

Although it cannot transport as many troops as the larger Merlin HC3, the Wildcat makes up for it by being armed and can adequately defend itself (and its cargo) from enemy ground forces. It is also more compact, and can land in areas such as building rooftops where the Merlin would otherwise be unable to fit.

Drawbacks
However, it should be noted that Wildcat is still quite soft-skinned, so prolonged contact with ground forces; particularly those equipped with anti-air missiles, should be avoided unless necessary as the Wildcat will not last long under heavy fire.

Crew Capacity
The Wildcat can carry up to eight passengers in its rear cabin. The crew consists of both the pilot and the co-pilot, who also doubles as an observer and controls the nose-mounted targeting pod.

Trivia Edit

  • The AW159 helicopter in real-life can be armed with a pintle-mounted machine gun that can be fitted to either side of the passenger cabin, though the in-game Wildcat lacks this capability.

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See also Edit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit