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

Unarmed: 20 seats:

  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Co-Pilot
  • 18× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 6000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 48× Magazines
  • 24× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 285 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 4,000 m
Fuel capacity 1360 L
Primary armament Armed only:
  • 2× Minigun 6.5 mm
Secondary armament Defensive:
  • 168× Countermeasures (Chaff/Flare)
Variants Unarmed, Armed
Games
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The CH-67 Huron is a heavy transport helicopter that is primarily used by Mediterranean NATO forces in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Helicopters DLC.

Overview

  • 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

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.

Features
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.

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Pacific NATO Huron making a landing within a jungle clearing on Tanoa.

Mobility
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.

Drawbacks
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.

Crew Capacity
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).

Variants

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.

Camouflage

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

Sensors

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

Active Radar

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.

Slingloading

The Huron has a maximum weight capacity of 12000 kg, and is able to slingload and a variety of vehicles and equipment, including:

Object Name Mass
A-143 Buzzard 6700
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 10942
HEMTT Transport (Covered) 11026
Hunter 8306
Armed Hunters (HMG/GMG) 8389
Ifrit 8392
Armed Ifrits (HMG/GMG) 8439
Kart 150
MB 4WD 1862
MB 4WD (AT) 1841
MB 4WD (LMG) 3997
MQ4A Greyhawk/K40 Ababil-3 3000
Offroad (AT) 1764
Offroad (HMG) 1739
Offroad/Offroad (Repair)/(Services) 1835
Prowler (all variants) 3413
Qilin (all variants except AT) 3924
Qilin (AT) 3907
Quadbike 280
Strider (all variants) 9700
SUV 1600
To-199 Neophron 11000
Van Transport/Van (Ambulance) 5015
Van (Cargo)/(Services) 5000
RHIB 5001
Speedboat HMG 9016
Speedboat Minigun 9002
SDV 2600
Truck 2400
Truck Boxer 2509
Truck Fuel 3200
UGV Stomper/UGV Saif (all variants) 4266
Zamak Medical 11500
Zamak Transport 10800
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.

Other NATO helicopters like the Ghost Hawk or the Hummingbird can also transport supply boxes and items in cargo nets, but cannot lift the same heavier vehicles that only the Huron is capable of.

It should be noted that both variants of the Huron (armed and unarmed) have the same lifting capacities.

Trivia

  • 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.

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See also

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration