stratmania wrote:I see your point. I meant that sometimes it is possible to move and/or change altitude in such a way that the heli can hide behind mountains, towns, and even forests to make an improvised pop-up attack (still doesn't work against SPAAGs or any competent AA).
I once tried to do a pop up attack, way back before RD. I gave up on pop up attacks after that.
Helicopters are not as: agile, quick to respond to nearby threats, stealthy, nimble, accurate, or coordinated as they should be.
kvnrthr wrote:On certain maps you can exploit terrain features so AA can't target you. Without getting into range, especially if you have LOS on their ground forces at a chokepoint while AA doesn't cover them.
Quite so, but there isn't anything that allows the AA to target you, get a missile off and miss as your gunship flies behind a second piece of cover. Either you are totally out of LOS/range or you're dead, and even then you're still dead half the time because of the aforementioned deficiencies.