|Type||Heavy Transport Helicopter|
|Seats|| Armed: 20 seats:
Unarmed: 20 seats:
|Item capacity|| Max: 6000 kg
|Top speed||~ 285 km/h|
|Service ceiling||~ 4,000 m|
|Fuel capacity||1360 L|
|Primary armament|| Armed only:
|Secondary armament|| Defensive:
- Heavy-lift cargo transport
- Troop transport
|«|| A twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. It is a modernized version of the CH-47 Chinook and its primary role is the transportation of troops, vehicles and cargo. The Huron exists in two variants: the armed variant with two side gunners manning 6.5 mm gatling guns, and the transport version which replaces the gunners with two additional passenger positions.|
The Huron is a twin-engine, tandem rotor, semi-stealth heavy-lift helicopter.
The tandem rotor layout eliminates the need for an anti-torque vertical rotor, allowing all power to be used for lift and thrust. This means it less sensitive to changes in its centre of gravity, making the Huron suitable for slingloading heavy cargo loads.
It is available in two variants; an unarmed version that has no weapons mounted on it, and a baseline armed version that has twin miniguns mounted at the side window on each side of the fuselage.
By default, each of the Huron's twin miniguns are fed with a single linked belt with 2,000 rounds of 6.5 mm ammunition (with a combined total of 4,000 rounds).
The Huron does not support dynamic loadouts as the side windows are unable to mount any other types of weapons, nor does it have the ability to fit any stub wings onto the fuselage.
This armament means that the Huron retains one major advantage over its CSAT counterpart; since it's always armed by default (assuming that one is flying the baseline variant) it is far less risky to drop or pick up troops/cargo in a hot landing zone.
This is because the Huron's gunners can suppress the enemy during the landing process, whereas the Mi-290 cannot do the same without an escort providing cover for it.
Compared to its Mi-290, the Huron is slightly faster and has overall better stability in low-level flight. As a consequence however, it is less manoeuvrable and lacks the agility of the Mi-290.
Its main downside stems from its lack of flexibility. Unlike the Mi-290, it is limited in the types of the cargo that it can transport, whereas the Mi-290 can carry a diverse array of cargo loads (such as the various medical/fuel/ammunition/cargo pods).
Last but not least, the Huron is not stealthed in the slightest against electronic sensors and will be easily detected on active radars as well via infrared sensors.
It can be spotted at distances of 20% more than the opposing sensor's usual maximum ranges, an issue incidentally, that its CSAT counterpart also shares. Fortunately however, the Huron will at least have a higher chance of survival should the situation arise thanks to its armament and its (marginally) tougher airframe.
Both variants always have at least four seats for the crew that consists of the pilot, co-pilot, and two gunners/crew chiefs who either control the mounted miniguns or can fire their own weapons (in the case of the unarmed variant for the latter).
Baseline variant. Has two gunners who manually operate two miniguns through an open window on each side of the fuselage. It can transport up to sixteen passengers.
Unarmed variant. The two miniguns and gunner positions are removed on this version, enabling up to two more passengers to be transported instead.
This makes for a total of eighteen passengers that can be carried at once on this variant. Otherwise, it is functionally identically to the baseline Huron.
- Olive: Pattern-less olive drab green paint scheme.
- Black: Pattern-less matte black paint scheme.
Designed exclusively for transporting cargo, the Huron has only one type of sensor available:
The Huron does not use an active radar as it does not have any weapon systems that would require one.
Infrared Search and Track/Visual Sensor
The Huron does not have the ability to detect targets visually or through IRST.
Radar Warning Receiver/Passive Radar
The RWR has a 360 degree detection radius and a target recognition range of 12 km.
Laser Spot Tracker
The Huron does not have the ability to lock onto laser marks or infrared strobes.
The Huron has a maximum weight capacity of 12000 kg, and is able to slingload and a variety of vehicles and equipment, including:
|Assault Boat/Rescue Boat||565|
|AWC Nyx 302 (AA)||4950|
|AWC Nyx 301 (AT)/304 (Autocannon)||4900|
|AWC Nyx 303 (Recon)||4820|
|Hatchback (all variants)||1090|
|HEMTT Transport (Covered)||11026|
|Armed Hunters (HMG/GMG)||8389|
|Armed Ifrits (HMG/GMG)||8439|
|MB 4WD (AT)||1841|
|MB 4WD (LMG)||3997|
|MQ4A Greyhawk/K40 Ababil-3||3000|
|Prowler (all variants)||3413|
|Qilin (all variants except AT)||3924|
|Strider (all variants)||9700|
|Van Transport/Van (Ambulance)||5015|
|UGV Stomper/UGV Saif (all variants)||4266|
|Zamak Transport (Covered)||11000|
Additionally, it is also able carry a variety of non-vehicle based supplies crates and pallets, ranging from:
- Supply boxes
- Huron containers (including Fuel, Ammo, Repair, Medical, and Cargo variants)
- Cargo Container (Short, Military Green)
- Items in cargo nets, including the Cargo Net [NATO], Cargo Net (Box), and Cargo Net (Barrels) pallets/crates, as well as Cargo Net (Sacks))
The Huron's lifting abilities overlap with that of the Blackfish's vehicle transport variant with regards to Prowlers, Quadbikes, Offroads, civilian vehicles, and unarmed Hunters.
However, the Huron is the only NATO helicopter that is able to airlift armed variants of the Hunter (HMG/GMG), its own supply containers, SDVs, and armed boats. Most notably, it is also the only NATO helicopter that is capable of carrying the (transporter only) HEMTT truck.
It should be noted that both variants of the Huron (armed and unarmed) have the same lifting capacities.
- As stated in the Field Manual, the Huron is ArmA 3's take on a futurised, stealthy variant of the venerable Boeing "CH-47 Chinook".
- Like the Ghost Hawk, the side doors cannot be manually opened by the player but can be seen being opened and closed in some showcases. The rear ramp however, can be opened by either the pilot or rear two FFV-enabled passenger seats.
- Besides enabling the rear two passengers to fire out of the helicopter, the ramp's purpose is largely aesthetic and does not prevent passengers from either entering or exiting the Huron regardless of whether it is closed or not.
- It is currently the only helicopter in ArmA 3 that uses a tandem rotor design.
- The Huron makes an appearance in ArmA: Mobile Ops where it is simply known as the "Transporter".
- Unlike its parent vehicle in ArmA 3, the Mobile Ops version is not designed to transport troops into battle and is instead considered as a "builder" unit. The number of active Transporter units that a player has limits the amount of structures that can be built or upgraded simultaneously at any time.
- Additional Transporter units can be purchased with the Command Point (CP) resource, though these points are quite limited and do not regenerate (unlike fuel and supplies). However, more points can still be obtained by unlocking in-game achievements, or by purchasing them with real-life currency through Mobile Ops' in-app micro transactions.
- Prior to the release of the Tanks DLC, the Huron only had a maximum slingloading weight of just 10000 kg which prevented it from being able to airlift the HEMTT. This was later refactored with the release of Game Update 1.82, which increased its total capacity by 2000 kg.
Aircraft of comparable role and configuration
- Mi-290 Taru (CSAT counterpart, ArmA 3: Helicopters only)
- CH-47F Chinook/Chinook HC4 (U.S. Army/British Army predecessor, ArmA 2: OA/ArmA 2: BAF only)
|NATO - Vehicles (ArmA 3)|
|Wheeled||AMV-7 Marshall • HEMTT • Hunter • Prowler • Quadbike • Rhino MGS (UP) • UGV Stomper|
|Tracked||CRV-6e Bobcat • IFV-6a Cheetah • IFV-6c Panther • M2A1 Slammer (M2A4 UP) • M4 Scorcher • M5 Sandstorm|
|Rotor-wing||AH-9 Pawnee • AH-99 Blackfoot • AL-6 Pelican • AR-2 Darter • CH-67 Huron • MH-9 Hummingbird • MQ-12 Falcon • UH-80 Ghost Hawk|
|Fixed-wing||A-164 Wipeout • F/A-181 Black Wasp II • MQ4A Greyhawk • UCAV Sentinel • V-44X Blackfish|
|Aquatic||Assault boat • Speedboat • Swimmer delivery vehicle|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Helicopters DLC | Apex DLC | Jets DLC | Laws of War DLC | Tanks DLC|