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Battle Helicopters are an Air Unit. They are one of the only air units that can target both air and ground other than the Stealth Fighter, Duster and Seaplane, although they cannot target planes. They are swift and highly effective against lightly armored ground forces and other helicopters. Being helicopters, they are able to be targeted by a higher array of weapons than Bombers or Fighters, making them somewhat more vulnerable. Battle Helicopters under Sensei are superior in terms of attack.

Game Information

B Copters

Battle Helicopters of each force from AW2.

Super Famicom Wars

Battle Helicopter Information
Primary Weapon Ammo Ammo Price Range Machine Gun? Special Commands
Air to Surface Missiles 6 5G 1 Yes
  • None
Move Fuel Cost (G.) Vision EXP Value
6, Air 80 (-2) 8500 3 2


Matchups

Battle Helicopter Matchups

Opposing unit

Damage given

Damage taken

Primary Secondary Primary Secondary
InfantryBMMapSFW 40 75 - 7
MechBMMapSFW 50 75 - 9
HeavyTankBMMapSFW 10 1 - 12
MediumTankBMMapSFW 25 4 - 11
LightTankBMMapSFW 45 6 - 10
ReconBMMapSFW 55 9 - 10
Armored Personnel Carrier 60 10 - 9
New Model Tank - 1 - 12
SupplyTruckBMMapSFW 65 40 - -
ArtilleryBMMapSFW 60 25 - -
Rocket Launcher 65 35 - -
TrainBMMapSFW 30 3 - 15
AAArtilleryBMMapSFW 60 25 90 -
AATankBMMapSFW 30 6 85 -
Anti-Air Missile Launcher 65 35 95 -
Fighter - - 95 65
Attacker - - 75 55
Bomber - - - -
Battle Helicopter - 45 - 45
Transport Helicopter - 60 - -
Battleship 25 - 75 20
Escort Frigate 40 - - 45
Lander 65 - - -
Submarine - - - -


Game Boy Wars 3

Battle Helicopter Information

Unit Group

Cost

Movement

Fuel

Initiative

Production

GoldIconGBW3 MaterialsIconGBW3 Power Type Base Loss
Air 5000 52 6 Helicopter 60 (-3) 24 3 Airport

Air To Surface Missiles

Special Commands

Attack

Details

  • None
BuggyWMMapGBW3 MBTankWMMapGBW3 FighterAWMMapGBW3 AegisWMMapGBW3 SubmarineWMMapGBW3 Ammo Price Range
25 18 - 16 - 5 20G 1

Gatling Gun A

Other abilities

Attack

Details

  • None
BuggyWMMapGBW3 MBTankWMMapGBW3 FighterAWMMapGBW3 AegisWMMapGBW3 SubmarineWMMapGBW3 Ammo Price Range
33 20 30 1 - 7 3G 1

Defense

Other

Transport

Supply

BuggyWMMapGBW3 MBTankWMMapGBW3 FighterAWMMapGBW3 AegisWMMapGBW3 SubmarineWMMapGBW3 Type Number
27 27 20 28 - N/A N/A Helicopter


Battle Helicopter S Information

Unit Group

Cost

Movement

Fuel

Initiative

Production

GoldIconGBW3 MaterialsIconGBW3 Power Type Base Loss
Air 5500 55 7 Helicopter 70 (-3) 29 3 Battle Helicopter Promotion

Anti-Tank Missiles A

Special Commands

Attack

Details

  • None
BuggyWMMapGBW3 MBTankWMMapGBW3 FighterAWMMapGBW3 AegisWMMapGBW3 SubmarineWMMapGBW3 Ammo Price Range
- 32 - - - 2 13G 1-2

Gatling Gun A

Other abilities

Attack

Details

  • None
BuggyWMMapGBW3 MBTankWMMapGBW3 FighterAWMMapGBW3 AegisWMMapGBW3 SubmarineWMMapGBW3 Ammo Price Range
33 20 30 1 - 9 3G 1

Defense

Other

Transport

Supply

BuggyWMMapGBW3 MBTankWMMapGBW3 FighterAWMMapGBW3 AegisWMMapGBW3 SubmarineWMMapGBW3 Type Number
32 32 24 35 - N/A N/A Helicopter


Advance Wars

Battle Helicopter Information
Weapon One Ammo Range Weapon Two Special Commands
Air to Surface Missiles 6 1 Machine Guns
  • None
Move Fuel Cost (G.) Vision
6, Air 99 (-2) 9000 3


Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Battle Helicopter Information
Weapon One Ammo Range Weapon Two Special Commands
Air to Surface Missiles 6 1 Machine Gun
  • None
Move Fuel Cost (G.) Vision
6, Air 99 (-2) 9000 3


Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Battle Helicopter Information
Weapon One Ammo Range Weapon Two Special Commands
Air to Surface Missiles 6 1 Machine Gun
  • None
Move Fuel Cost (G.) Vision
6, Air 99 (-2) 9000 3


Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Battle Helicopter Information
Weapon One Ammo Range Weapon Two Special Commands
Air to Surface Missiles 6 1 None
  • None
Move Fuel Cost (G.) Vision
6, Air 99 (-2) 9000 2


Strategy

Battle Helicopters are a versatile unit, being able to attack many kinds of units. Against most vehicles, infantry, and other copters, they are devastating. Their offensive capability is greatly enhanced by their high movement and their relative cheapness. However, keep them away from anti-air units and air combat planes, as they can blow copters to kingdom come in one or two hits.

Competitive Play

B-Copters are the most commonly used aircraft in the series. This is because they do lots of damage to ground units (such as Tanks and Artilleries) at a very affordable price.

Fighters are not prevalent in competitive play (Cruisers and Carriers are not allowed), so B-Copters don't have to worry about those threats. Anti-Air units are the only major threat to B-Copters, and they're only 1000G cheaper (so it's a near-even trade-off). Also, your Tanks can protect your B-Copters from Anti-Airs.

Trivia

  • The Orange Star helicopter is based on the American AH-64 Apache helicopter.
  • The Blue Moon helicopter is based on the British Westland Lynx or Russian WZ-11.
  • The Green Earth (surprisingly), Lazurian and IDS helicopters (the latter two more correctly) are based on the Russian Mi-24 Hind.
  • The Yellow Comet helicopter is another odd ball out, based on the American Bell-47. In the real life, Battle Helicopters were not yet produced during WWII and helicopters werent used as gunships until the Vietnam War, by which time the Bell-47 was retired.
  • The Rubinelle helicopter (Both 12th Battalion and NRA) is based on the American AH-1 Super Cobra.

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