helicopter armor

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helicopter armor

Postby Cybuss » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:18

Now im not trying to say helos should win with pwnzer lazors or anything. but i think some helicopters should be immune to 50 cal and 30 cal machine guns.

Mi-24. The body is heavily armored and can resist impacts from .50 caliber (12.7 mm) rounds from all angles, including the titanium rotor blades.

mi-28. The Mi-28 has two heavily armored cockpits, a windshield able to withstand hits from 12.7–14.5 mm caliber bullets.

cant find out about the rest of it but http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fj9hdmEeBY this is proof of the mi-28

sourced from wikipedia

now i cant find armor statistics for the rest of the helicopters. any good sources are welcomed
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Re: helicopter armor

Postby cerevox » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:27

The helicopters you mentioned already have armor 1 which gives them a huge resistance to small arms fire. On top of that they have 10hp. Those choppers are already the next best thing to flying tanks.
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Re: helicopter armor

Postby Mako » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:27

Does 1 armor have any effect vs 1 HE (non infantry 1HE?)
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Re: helicopter armor

Postby Cybuss » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:32

cerevox wrote:The helicopters you mentioned already have armor 1 which gives them a huge resistance to small arms fire. On top of that they have 10hp. Those choppers are already the next best thing to flying tanks.

the fact is they should be immune. and if a 50cal fires at a helo it will be stunned and be shot to death. the main reason i post this is you cant use the main gun on helos for anything but helo to helo combat

even if a 9mm gun shoots at a helo regardless of armor it will die. im just trying to say certain high quality helos should be immune to small arms including the apache and anything else that should be immune

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Re: helicopter armor

Postby RedDevilCG » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:37

Wait, the Mi-24 is IMMUNE to .50 cal fire?
Are you sure it's not just resistant?

I have a "Waterproof watch." Good to 20m's. Gotta read the fine print always.
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Re: helicopter armor

Postby holoween » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:39

while those helos are armored it doesnt mean they wont be shot down by rifle fire.
just that it takes a lot of it to do so and in that regard those helos are already incredibly sturdy

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Re: helicopter armor

Postby another505 » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:41

some post before records that 1 pt armor like apc/heli can still be destroyed by 1 HE such as assault rifle/mg
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Re: helicopter armor

Postby Cybuss » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:42

RedDevilCG wrote:Wait, the Mi-24 is IMMUNE to .50 cal fire?
Are you sure it's not just resistant?

I have a "Waterproof watch." Good to 20m's. Gotta read the fine print always.


point taken. maybe they shouldnt be shot at unless at like 100 meter range or something.

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Re: helicopter armor

Postby JBravo » Tue 8 Oct 2013 23:55

Maybe helo main gun range should be increased vs ground targets to make them used for more than helo vs helo.
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Re: helicopter armor

Postby Cybuss » Wed 9 Oct 2013 00:00

JBravo wrote:Maybe helo main gun range should be increased vs ground targets to make them used for more than helo vs helo.

yeah perhaps. its just annoying a 10 man squad carrying 7.62 and 5.56 caliber weapons to just slaughter a helo. now im not flaming i love the game my win streak is intense its just kills the immersion of helos to get shot down by small arms

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