Current general issue HDF attack helicopter. Tiltrotor design eliminates need for tail rotor and allows greater speed as well as higher air to air engagement capabilities. Somewhat more vulnerable and requiring of maintenance due to tiltrotor design.
(Description taken from the Steam Workshop page)
HIGHER, THE KING OF THE SKIES! HE'S FLYING TOO FAST AND HE'S FLYING TOO HIGH!
To the (almost) one-year anniversary of the Horizon Defense Forces project, I present you, the remastered version of the very first HDF mod that was ever in development- The AH-90 Bandit!
Furthermore, I'd like to give special thanks to the people that supported the project from the beginning. Some have stayed, some have left- Yet, without you, the HDF wouldnt be what it is today.
Special Thanks go to: David, Cutter, GravityDude, Mellamomellamo, Martino, Grammar, Nukebox and Sui!
Lets get to the lore bit...
(Note: Canon Stats do not always represent in-game. Thanks, grammar.)
Role: All-Weather Attack Helicopter
Users: HDF, Terra after 2305.
Weapons: 4× Rocket Pods, can load HEDP, HEAT, Smoke, HE-Frag
12x missile rack slots for DPAGM missiles, (Dual Purpose Air Ground Missiles)
1x 25mm Chaingun, AP/HE/T
1x Coaxial AHMG, 12.7mm AP/I/T
Countermeasures: ECM "Nighthawk" M21A2, Flares, H-ADS M11 Mod 1"Aegis", AMPD (Advanced Multi Purpose Decoy) "Red Herring" M24
Armor: Entire aircraft fuselage is rated for 12.7mm gunfire at 100m, cockpit has ballistic windows and deck armor resistant to 35mm strikes. Fuel tanks are self sealing and the engine are protected by CMCF armor blocks. The rotors are heavy duty and armored to resist 25mm strikes.
Sensors: IR imaging, Day/Night Sights, digital zoom 1-12x, "First Strike" ballistic computer, radar targeting with backup Infrared and laser designation.
Information: Current general issue HDF attack helicopter. Tiltrotor design eliminates need for tail rotor and allows greater speed as well as higher air to air engagement capabilities. Somewhat more vulnerable and requiring of maintenance due to tiltrotor design.
Range: 1654 km
Speed: 650 kph
Max altitude: 7,500m unloaded, 7,250 combat load.
Climb rate: 12m/s
Admiral Thompson has left the following quote upon the bandits long and still ongoing serive time:
"These helicopters have saved my... "back" on mars at least 20 times. It's the proof that HWT knows what they're doing- and theire doing one hell of a job."