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Huron
Arma3-render-huron
Faction NATO
Type Heavy Transport Helicopter
Seats Armed: 20 seats:
  • 1x Pilot
  • 1x Co-Pilot
  • 2x Gunner
  • 16x Passengers

Unarmed: 20 seats:

  • 1x Pilot
  • 1x Co-Pilot
  • 18x Passengers
Item capacity Unknown
Top speed ~ 285 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 4,000 m
Fuel capacity 1360 L
Primary armament Armed only:
  • 2x Minigun 6.5mm
Secondary armament Defensive:
  • 168x Countermeasures (Chaff/Flare)
Variants Unarmed, Armed
Games
A3-helicopters

The CH-67 Huron is a heavy transport helicopter primarily used by Mediterranean NATO forces. It was added with the release of the Helicopters DLC.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • 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.
Field Manual
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Design Edit

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 6.5mm 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.

Compared to its CSAT counterpart, 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. The other downside to the Huron is that it is less flexible in the types of the cargo that it can transport, whereas the Mi-290 can transport a diverse array of cargo loads (such as the various medical/fuel/ammunition/cargo pods).

The one advantage that the Huron has over the Mi-290 is that it is always armed by default; assuming that one is flying the baseline variant. This means that it is far less risky to drop or pick up troops/cargo in a hot landing zone since the Huron's gunners can suppress the enemy, whereas the Mi-290 cannot do the same without an escort providing cover for it.

Variants Edit

  • CH-67 Huron: 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.
  • CH-67 Huron (Unarmed): 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 on this variant. Otherwise, it is functionally identically to the baseline variant.

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).

Camouflage Edit

  • Olive: Pattern-less olive drab green paint scheme.
  • Black: Pattern-less matte black paint scheme.

Sensors Edit

Designed exclusively for transporting cargo, the Huron has only one type of sensor available:

Active Radar Edit

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 Edit

The Huron does not have the ability to detect targets visually or through IRST.

Radar Warning Receiver/Passive Radar Edit

The RWR has a 360 degree detection radius and a target recognition range of 12 km.

Laser Spot Tracker Edit

The Huron does not have the ability to lock onto laser marks or infrared strobes.

Slingloading Edit

The Huron is able to slingload and transport a variety of vehicles and equipment, including:

  • Hunters (all variants)
  • Prowlers (all variants)
  • Offroads (all variants)
  • Quad bikes
  • UGV Stompers (both variants)
  • Boats (including assault boats, speedboat miniguns, and rescue boats)
  • Swimmer delivery vehicles (SDVs)
  • Huron containers (including fuel, ammo, repair, medical, and cargo containers)
  • Supply boxes
  • Items in cargo nets (including the Cargo Net (NATO), Cargo Net (Box), and Cargo Net (Barrels))
  • Civilian cars and trucks (including the Zamak Transport (Covered), but excluding the Zamak Fuel, Zamak Repair, and the uncovered Zamak Transport)

The Huron's lifting abilities overlap with the vehicle transport Blackfish in regards to Prowlers, quad bikes, offroads, civilian vehicles, and unarmed Hunters.

However, the Huron is the only NATO vehicle able to airlift armed Hunters (HMG/GMG), Huron containers, SDVs, and speedboat miniguns. Other NATO helicopters like the Ghost Hawk and Hummingbird can also transport supply boxes and items in cargo nets. Both variants of the Huron (armed and unarmed) appear to have identical lifting capacity.

Trivia Edit

  • 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. 
  • The Huron is currently the only helicopter in ArmA 3 that uses a tandem rotor design. 

Gallery Edit

External links Edit

See also Edit

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