Faction Takistani Army
Type Utility Helicopter
Seats 8 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Co-Pilot
  • 2× Side Gunners
  • 4× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 3× Weapons
  • 20× Magazines
  • 1× Backpack
Top speed ~ 270 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 5,408 m
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 2× M240 7.62 mm
Variants UH-1Y

The UH-1H is the primary utility helicopter used by Takistani Army forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Utility helicopter
    • Troop transport
« The UH-1 Iroquois is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. The UH-1H is the most-produced version. There were more than 16,000 made in total, of which about 7,000 saw use during the Vietnam War.
Armoury Description

Design Edit

The UH-1H is a twin-bladed, single-engine rotary-wing light helicopter. It is primarily deployed for air assault missions, as well as transporting personnel and materiel.

It is armed with twin 7.62 mm medium machine guns fitted to side doors located on each side of the passenger cabin. Each of the MMGs are fed from 100 round cloth boxes, and have a further two boxes spare (for a total of 300 rounds per gun). The UH-1H by itself does not have any armament as it lacks stub wings.

Unlike the larger Mi-8 and its modern USMC counterpart, the UH-1H can transport far less passengers in its cabin. It's also quite fragile compared to the Mi-8, and is far more vulnerable to small arms fire as a result. Not to mention that it also lacks defensive avionics, and can be easily brought down by anti-aircraft missiles. Landing in particular, can be quite challenging for novice pilots as the UH-1H is extremely prone to damage if the pilot misjudges their angle even just slightly.

However because it has a smaller and nimbler airframe, the UH-1H can dart in and out of areas easily compared to the bulkier Mi-8, and is also able to land in areas with minimal clearance such as on the roof of villager huts or on the top of structures in Zargabad.

Despite only using a single engine, the UH-1H has surprisingly decent power and can accelerate to airspeeds up of to 300 km/h, far exceeding its usual limit of 270 km/h; though this is still dependent on their current heading and elevation.

Excluding the pilot, and the two side door gunners, the UH-1H has a maximum transportation capacity of five passengers, one of which can be the co-pilot.

Camouflage Edit

  • Desert: Standard two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme with a sky blue painted underbelly. Used by all Takistani Army UH-1Hs.
  • Olive: Flat olive green paint scheme.

Trivia Edit

  • The UH-1H is actually referred to as the "UH-1D" in the game files.
  • Oddly enough, the pintles on the UH-1H's side doors are fitted with the M240 instead of the PKM machine gun. It would have been more appropriate for the side door gunners to utilise the PKM as it is actually used by both Takistani Army machine gunners and on the Mi-8 as well (in the form of the PKT).

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Variants Edit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit