Hughes 530MG Defender

Country of Origin: United States
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Type: Observation / light attack helicopter Manufacturer: Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas, formerly Hughes)
Armor Material: Aluminum Armor Thickness: n/a
Length: 9.78 m Rotor Diameter: 8.33 m
Weight: 1610 kg (max takeoff weight) Maximum Speed: 250 kph
Powerplant: 1 x Allison 250-C30 turboshaft Horsepower: 650 shp (downrated to 425 shp)

Threat Value: 63 OTV: 0 DTV: 34.62 MTV: 154
Size: 4 Default Size: 4 Crew: 1 Total Actions: 1
Cost: $31,437 Production Type: Mass Production Lemon Dice: 3

Primary Movement Mode: Flight Top/Combat/Stall Speeds: 8/6/0 (240/180/0 kph)
Secondary Movement Mode:N/A Combat/Top Speed: N/A
Maneuver: +1 Deployment Range: 600 km

Electronics Rating & Range Armor
Sensors +1 / 2 km ground, 20 km air Light Damage 4
Communications 0 / 20 km ground, 200 km air Heavy Damage 8
Fire Control 0 Overkill 12


Name Rating Aux?
Autopilot Y
Airflift Winch 2 Y
Backup Communications
Passenger Seating (6)

Name Rating Aux?
Cannot Glide
Maximum Ceiling (5000 m) 7

Name Rating Aux?

Name Code Arc S M L EX Acc Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
None fitted as standard, but weapons loads are common - see Notes below

The Defender is frequently used as a light weapons carrier. A common load consists of two twin-tube TOW missile pods, one pod mounted on either side of the helicopter. This configuration is represented as follows:
Add ATM (FF) with 4 missiles (Modified OS: 1330.08, Modified TV: 506)

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