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The AH-64 Apache is an attack helicopter featured in Medal of Honor (2010) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter. It is a Support Action in the latter game.

Medal of Honor (2010)Edit

AH-64D Apache
MOH Screen-001 preview
Vehicle type Attack Helicopter-Gunship
Games found Medal of Honor (2010)
Player controllable? Yes, Weapons
Crew 2
Movement
Speed 293 km/h (182 mph)


The model featured in Medal of Honor is an AH-64D Apache Longbow without its radar. Equipped with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, Hydra 70 rocket pods, and an M230 Chain Gun 30mm cannon, they are formidable aircraft, deadly against personnel, vehicles and material. They are heavily armored, designed to absorb 23mm rounds in key regions and 12.7mm rounds around the cockpit, allowing it to fly imperviously to small arms fire which in its theater of operations was mainly 7.62x39mm rounds. This is demonstrated during operations carried out by Gunfight 06 and Gunfighter 11 where 11 survived an RPG-7 blast to the fuselage, albeit with its weapon systems taken offline.

In-GameEdit

During Belly of the Beast, Rangers Patterson, Hernandez and Adams and Air Force ETAC Ybarra are barely saved from a Taliban ambush by Gunfighter 06 and Gunfighter 11, two Apaches out of the 1st Aviation Regiment, who provide close-air support for the pinned-down and ammo-less soldiers. The player then controls the weapons systems of Gunfighter 06 during the next mission, Gunfighters, where Gunfighter 11 and 06 continue to eliminate a town which held a Taliban munitions dump and several mortar positions.

Medal of Honor: WarfighterEdit

The AH-64D Apache Longbow is seen during the E3 footage for the mission Shore Leave, being shot at and releasing flares to evade incoming RPG-7 fire. An Apache returns later in the mission clearing a dug in Al-Shabaab position after Stump clears the same position of pirates equipped with RPGs with a sniper rifle. Decimating the position and allowing Task Force Mako to recover the battered Marines.

MultiplayerEdit

The AH-64D Apache is the part of the fourth and final tier of Support Actions for every Class in Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Once the player achieves the set amount of points required, they can call in the Apache.

The Apache comes with 14 rockets with the player controlling the movement of the helicopter. The players fireteam buddy will be pulled from the battle and forced into the Helicopters gunner seat.

Given the extreme amount of armor this helicopter has, the only reliable way to disable this support action is with other damage inflicting support actions (which can be hard to do given that this support action can be controlled by the player). The SMAW is arguably the best way to take it down due to it's high damage, though 40mm Grenades and small arms fire will inflict damage to a far lesser degree, at extreme risk of death to the shooter(s).

TriviaEdit

  • During the black session when coming out of the loading screen the players weapons will work but as soon as the mission description comes up the weapons will again be disabled.
  • It is possible in Medal of Honor: Warfighter to shoot out the helicopter pilot and destroy the Support Action.

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