AH-1S TOW Cobra

Country of Origin: United States
Images courtesy of the U.S. National Archives; click on image to display larger version

Type: Attack helicopter Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron
Armor Material: Aluminum, composites in rotor blades Armor Thickness: n/a
Length: 13.59 m overall Rotor Diameter: 13.41 m
Weight: approx. 4,535 kg (max takeoff) Maximum Speed: 270 kph
Powerplant: Avco-Lycoming T53-L-703 turobshaft Horsepower: 1,800 shp

Size: 5 Total Actions: 2

Weapon Code Arc S M L EX Acc FC Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
M197 3-bbl 20mm autocannon LAAC F 2 4 8 16 0 0 x8 1 +6 - 750
Total of 4 available external hardpoints (use per rules in Technical Manual Second Edition, p. 149 and Banzaidyne New Perks and Flaws)

Primary Movement: Flight 0/6/9 (270 kph) Secondary Movement: N/A
Maneuver: +1 Armor: 6 / 12 / 18

Crew: 2 (Pilot, Gunner) Deployment Range: 500 km
Sensors: +1 / 2 km ground, 20 km air Communications: +1 / 10 km ground, 100 km air
Perks: Backup Communcations, Backup Fire Control, ECM (IR jammers, Rating 2, AUX), Reinforced Crew Compartment Flaws: Cannot Glide, Maximum Ceiling (4000 m)
Defects: None Lemon Dice: 2

The stats above are only for the basic AH-1S airframe; a variety of external stores can be carried.
A typical load of 8 TOW II missiles and 2 19-tube 2.75" rocket launchers is represented in game stats as ATM w 8 rounds (arc FF) and 2 MRP/18s w 36 rockets (arc FF).

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