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View Poll Results: Which AH-1 variant would you prefer?
AH-1G 55 7.17%
AH-1S 105 13.69%
AH-1W 607 79.14%
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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Post AH-1 S or W? What do you want?

PilotMi8 just confirmed that they MAYBE switch to AH-1S or W Variant.

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we are now reviewing the plan .. maybe it will be "-1S" or "-1W"..

What do you think?


P.S.: I will add the G variant to show them what the community thinks

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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I bet, the G wins. No doubt. Yeah.
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:13 AM   #3
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I dont see why the "G" cockpit cant be used to make a "S" also...I like the nostalgic G, but I want TOW missiles....

...I also would like to see a "W" super cobra to go with the F-18c should it ever really happen...although i dont think much would carry over from earlier cockpits work...they lose alot of commonality that the early models had together...

an equal to the Blackshark would be the "W"...modern MFDs and weaponry...GPS moving maps and countermeasure defense system...

but if you want a Vietnam feel, the "S" is a good choice...and it can still kill tanks in a semi modern setting


...without ATGMs of some sort, the "G" is just not a good fit for DCS world...to many tanks and vehicle columns...not enough viet cong infantry and river boats...


just my 2 cents...and I still can't figure how I want to vote....nostalgic(with tow) or superbadass..
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:58 AM   #4
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Honestly, i think we have enought airbased rocket launchers. =/
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Honestly, i think we have enought airbased rocket launchers. =/


That's why we need some which can fire missiles!
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:30 AM   #6
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I would gladly pay 60 bucks for AH-1 S Or AH-1W. The G model would be cool but that's it. It wouldn't last a second in a modern fight. Just my two cents. Also The euro tiger I Would pay 60 easy.
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:37 AM   #7
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I dont see why the "G" cockpit cant be used to make a "S" also...I like the nostalgic G, but I want TOW missiles....
I can appreciate that, but I don't know. I hate the S as an option to be honest. It's the middle ground between the Vietnam era G and the more modern W. It smells like a stop-gap option just to get something out with the intent to make people happy, yet my guess is neither sides of the spectrum will be overly thrilled by it.

People have been excited about Vietnam-era aircraft as of late, even the hopeful wish for the actual theater be a future possibility. With that said, folks seem to like period-authentic equipment & capabilities. I don't think the S would be a welcomed option in that particular realm (certainly not by the hard core folks), and would be too early a model for the more modern day fans.

For a larger audience, I just don't see the appeal of the S.
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Why no love for the z variant?
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Why no love for the z variant?
It's impossible to make an accurate DCS of it.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:17 AM   #10
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I'd fly the AH-1G in a Vietnam map, but my true want is an AH-1F (AH-1S Step 3) along with a Fulda Gap map. The AH-1W was a good attack helo but was never as advanced as the AH-64A was and the Apache is the yardstick by which all modern attack helicopters are measured. The Zulu is a totally different aircraft altogether and will be very hard to model with any accuracy without a contract from the Marine Corps. As opposed to the Zulu, all of the other AH-1's are simple in comparison. Regardless of which one Belsimtek models, it will be a day one buy for me.
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