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For the similar killstreak in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, see Helicopter (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare).
For the similar scorestreak in Black Ops II, see Stealth Chopper.

The Attack Helicopter is a killstreak reward featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, and an Assault Strike Chain pointstreak in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

Attack Helicopter menu icon MW2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Killstreak Reward
Kills

7

Inventory icon

Attack helicopter 2

Kill icon

Helicopter kill icon

Acquisition sound
MW Killstreak HeliAway
Console codename

specialty_heli_support

 

The Attack Helicopter returns as a seven killstreak reward (six with Hardline), and is identical to its Call of Duty 4 counterpart in appearance. It is generally less effective than its Call of Duty 4 counterpart, mainly because of the Cold Blooded perk.

It appears to fire FMJ rounds, as evidenced by the sound it makes when the bullets impact. The Attack Helicopter's (as well as the Harrier's) main weakness is its lack of flares. A single Javelin or Stinger missile will bring it down, as well as a single Predator Missile.

It will also linger around for a little longer than its Call of Duty 4 counterpart. Task Force 141, Rangers, and SEALs use the AH-1W(4B) Super Cobra. Militia, OpFor, and Spetsnaz use the Mi-24 Hind.

It is also very sensitive if shot at as it will immediately target the player and return fire. If attacking another target, it will immediately target the player once the other target is dead.

Harriers can be a lot more sensitive to enemies than the Attack Helicopter can. In addition, Harriers can also destroy any helicopter killstreak, further increasing the Harrier's advantage over this killstreak.

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

Attack Helicopter HUD icon BO
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Killstreak Reward
Kills

7

Kill icon

Killicon Cobra

Activator weapon
console codename

helicopter_mp

 

The Attack Helicopter, or "Cobra" by multiplayer announcers, is a seven killstreak (six with Hardline) that is immediately available to the player at rank 1, along with the Spy Plane and Care Package. When activated, the user designates an area on the map near which the Attack Helicopter hovers for a short period of time.

This marking comes in handy when the player needs to protect a position, such as a bomb site or flag. On the small maps and many of the medium-small maps, placing an Attack Helicopter in the center of the map will allow it to cover nearly the whole playing field. Due to the function of the Ghost perk, and the rarity of players using its pro version, Attack Helicopters are quite deadly if the opposing team or players do not neutralize it in a timely manner.

The Attack Helicopter tends to shoot at a player who is locking on to it with a </span>launcher.

Destroying the Attack Helicopter can be accomplished with generous amounts of small arms fire or two rockets or missiles from a launcher weapon. Identifying friendly or hostile Attack Helicopters is possible by observing the dorsal stripe and camouflage colors, green markings on tan camouflage for friendly, and red markings on gray camouflage for hostile.

It also has the ability to attack enemy dogs. When shot down with a launcher or regular gun, the chopper will appear to spin for a second and then explode in a ball of flame right there without spinning out of the map beforehand.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

Attack Helicopter HUD icon MW3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Strike Package Reward
Points

7

Price

CoD Points logo BO1 unlock tag

 

The Attack Helicopter is a seven-point (six with Hardline) Strike Chain reward, which is part of the Assault Strike Chain in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Like with its previous counterparts, the Attack Helicopter will either be an Mi-24 Hind or an AH-1 Cobra, depending on the faction.

It can be shot down by any rocket launcher. Like the previous Modern Warfare Attack Helicopter, it tends to go wherever enemies are located while circling the map. The Attack Helicopter takes 5–10 seconds to arrive, and will last for 60 seconds. The Attack Helicopter now hovers higher above the map and moves faster than in Call of Duty: Black Ops, and tends to be more aggressive than the version used in Modern Warfare 2.

It is also much less sensitive than the Modern Warfare 2 variant, as it won't return fire if shot at.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: Black Ops: DeclassifiedEdit

"Call in a support helicopter."
— In-game description.

The Attack Helicopter returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified.

TriviaEdit

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

  • In the final campaign level, "Museum" when the player presses the red button on either of the two rooms, the Attack Helicopter sound will play.

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

  • The cockpit is near-fully rendered - it has the control board and the seats, but the detail level is very low. Unlike the Napalm Strike aircraft, however, this helicopter does not have a pilot or a gunner.
  • Both a friendly and enemy Attack Helicopter can be in the air at the same time.
  • On the Wii version, the Attack Helicopter is much stronger and fires faster than in other consoles/PC.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

  • The Point Streak logo of the helicopter is now an Mi-24 Hind, as opposed to the usual AH-1 logo, but the kill logo is still an AH-1.
  • An Attack Helicopter can be rammed and destroyed by a C-130 Hercules as it drops a Juggernaut package. An example of such situation can be seen in this video.
  • In multiplayer the Attack Helicopter will explode differently if it is destroyed with a missile or if enough damage is done. If it destroyed with a missile, it will instantly explode in a huge ball of flame; if it simply takes enough damage it simply spins out of control and explodes normally.
  • The wreckage that spawns when an AH-1 is destroyed in a single hit will always face in the opposite direction of where the helicopter was facing.

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