|Orign:||JSF/United States Army|
|Organization:||United States Army|
The Ah-80 Blackfoot is an attack helicopter used by the US Army.
The AH-80 Blackfoot is a stealthy, highly maneuverable attack helicopter. The AH-80 was developed from a cancelled project, the RAH-66 Comanche, but was revived because of the arms race. It is a very fast helo, and, if neccessary, can attack other helicopters. But, like any other helo, it's vulnerable to transports and garrisoned engineers.
The Blackfoot is a stealthy, highly agile gunship that represents the latest in helicopter design. It is equipped with an advanced fly-by-wire system.
The AH-80's targeting systems are very advanced, too. Earlier designs were connected with the gunner's helmet, but in the AH-80, the targeting system monitors the eyes, making it way more accurate. Once a target is picked out, the 30mm chain gun does the work. The Blackfoot is also equipped with rockets and guided missiles, making it a deadly tank-killing helicopter.
The canard rotor/wing spins but can be fixed to act like a wing. Early pilots were worried by the aircraft's lack of a tail rotor, but after going up in the air, their concerns disappeared. The canard rotor/wing allows the AH-80 to perform an array of aerobatic maneuvers.