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  • [GUIDE] How to down the transport helo

    Hey guys,

    The transport helo on infantry only maps can be a real pain right? It has dangerous guns that eat buggies and infantry for a snack. Plus it flies around and drops evil enemies on all our back flags capping them up. Not to mention it is always getting repaired in flight faster than we can shoot it down. Well here is a solution.

    Ingredients:

    1 soflam
    2 javelins
    1 something else(ammo is a good idea)

    Soflam targets the transport helo. After or during lockon the recon must communicate lock status and helo position to his squadmates, because no target indicator is presented unlike other targets. Both javelins should attempt to lock and fire within a short time frame. This way both should strike the helo at the same time. Where as one strike will disable the helo, perhaps allowing for it to be repaired two will nearly always destroy it.

    If your squad is going to run this anti helo setup it may be worthwhile to call it out to the team at round start as too many people concentrating on it may be detrimental. HAVE FUN!
    |TG-12th| Namebot


  • #2
    Re: How to down the transport helo

    What's all this teamwork nonsense?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KnyghtMare View Post
      What's all this teamwork nonsense?
      What's that supposed to mean?

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      "Everyone makes fun of us rednecks with our big trucks and all our guns........until the zombie apocalypse"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Namebot View Post
        Hey guys,

        The transport helo on infantry only maps can be a real pain right? It has dangerous guns that eat buggies and infantry for a snack. Plus it flies around and drops evil enemies on all our back flags capping them up. Not to mention it is always getting repaired in flight faster than we can shoot it down. Well here is a solution.

        Ingredients:

        1 soflam
        2 javelins
        1 something else(ammo is a good idea)

        Soflam targets the transport helo. After or during lockon the recon must communicate lock status and helo position to his squadmates, because no target indicator is presented unlike other targets. Both javelins should attempt to lock and fire within a short time frame. This way both should strike the helo at the same time. Where as one strike will disable the helo, perhaps allowing for it to be repaired two will nearly always destroy it.

        If your squad is going to run this anti helo setup it may be worthwhile to call it out to the team at round start as too many people concentrating on it may be detrimental. HAVE FUN!
        That's great when you have people on the server, but the main issue is when there's low numbers (8v8). Now you have 4 people tied up to take down a helo that can dominate with just a pilot and a gunner/engie position. With the fast helo respawn its a non stop battle to keep the chopper down. With low numbers you effectively loose half your team effectiveness.

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        "Everyone makes fun of us rednecks with our big trucks and all our guns........until the zombie apocalypse"

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        • #5
          Re: How to down the transport helo

          Sniper the pilot does work when its low to the ground.

          But yup, pretty much soflam + Jav = more damage


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          • #6
            Re: How to down the transport helo

            I usually just hide in a bush and wait for the helo to come down low and then just blast the front windows with a machine gun. You would be surprised as how successful I've been doing that.

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            • #7
              Re: How to down the transport helo

              Originally posted by FullMetalOTN View Post
              Sniper the pilot does work when its low to the ground.
              This can be done by any class, but it's not a sure thing. Most Transport Helos I've seen on our servers move quickly and rarely present an easy target for this method, and the helo will usually land in one piece.

              SOFLAM + Javelin's or MBT Guided Missiles is the way to go right now. The Stinger/IGLA are getting big buffs next patch, and should be more effective once the patch hits.

              "Over the din of battle could be heard Lancerís maniacal laughter and it spurned us on to stay the course, not to give up, and enjoy." - Grimmfist

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              • #8
                Re: How to down the transport helo

                Originally posted by TheLancerMancer View Post
                This can be done by any class, but it's not a sure thing. Most Transport Helos I've seen on our servers move quickly and rarely present an easy target for this method, and the helo will usually land in one piece.

                SOFLAM + Javelin's or MBT Guided Missiles is the way to go right now. The Stinger/IGLA are getting big buffs next patch, and should be more effective once the patch hits.
                It's rare but it's fun.

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                • #9
                  Re: How to down the transport helo

                  Oh, I never meant it wasn't fun. It's absolutely hilarious how people react to it sometimes :D

                  It's just far less certain/effective than rockets are.

                  "Over the din of battle could be heard Lancerís maniacal laughter and it spurned us on to stay the course, not to give up, and enjoy." - Grimmfist

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to down the transport helo

                    Uh, aren't attack choppers canopies (supposed to be) armored against small arms?

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to down the transport helo

                      Yes, but speak to any pilot and they'll tell you that's a placebo. Sure it'll stop rounds - to a point.
                      Skud


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                      • #12
                        Re: How to down the transport helo

                        Originally posted by Skud View Post
                        Yes, but speak to any pilot and they'll tell you that's a placebo. Sure it'll stop rounds - to a point.
                        Yep. If your bullets are bouncing off, you should fire larger ones. One of my grandpa's friends died a while back. He was a gunner's mate on the Iowa during WWII. 16 inch naval rifles....2700 pound shell leaving the muzzle at 2500 FPS with a maximum range of 20 miles or so....and with roughly 1 MOA accuracy. Only problem is you got to be within 20 miles of decently deep water. But if your target is in fact within range, it's toast.

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