Mod «Ultimate AH-1Z Viper» for Ravenfield (Build 23)
This is my latest version of AH-1Z Viper, a state-or-art attack helicopter that is now planning to be retired in the age of drones.
Use AN/AAQ-30 targeting pod to launch the powerful Hellfire missile and Sidewinder and elimate enemy forces.
AN/AAQ-30 Targeting pod : Basically an eye of the helicopter. Use this device to see the gunner's aim or launch missiles.
M197 20mm : Gunner/WSO's weapon. It has faster projectile and firing speed, but has smaller blast radious as a throwback. pilot's assistance is important to make this weapon effective.
38 Hydra rockets : Useful for taking out soft ground targets. Don't try destroying tanks with it, it requires so many rockets to destroy a tank.
8 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles : Since AH-1Z Viper don't have radar, It can't use Fire-and-forget radar guided hellfires. (It can equip them if radars are mounted on stub wings, but in that way you have to sacrifice sidewinders.) Instead, you have Romeo variant of Hellfire which is laser guided.
Use AN/AAQ-30's laser designator to guide Hellfires to the target. If you are using mouse, press aim down sight (right mouse) to disable pitch / roll control so you can guide hellfire without moving helicopter.
Max effective range is 1200, and the damage drops after 600 range.
2 AIM-9 Sidewinders : 2 Air-to-air missiles to protect yourself from enemy aircrafts. Use AN-AAQ-30 and keep aiming the enemy craft for about a second, and then fire when it's completely locked. This missile must be used from long distance, usually longer than 200 range. In short ranges it's almost impossible to lock the target.
Pilot voices : Hear your Gunner/WSO's various speeches when managing weapons !
- All weapons have very long reloading time in the exchange of powerful damage and lots of ammo. Use it with caution instead of just spamming it and use missiles when you really need them.
- AI is very good at using sidewinder. Be careful.
- The game is currently suffering from missile locking bug that keep alerts missile tracking even through nobody is firing missiles at you. There's nothing I can do but wait until the developer fix it, be warned.
- Just like how AH-1Z Viper is rendered in various flight sims,(Gunship 2000, EECH, etc) AH-1Z Viper has quite weaker armor in the exchange of better maneuverability. Always fly low and don't reveal yourself in clear sky unless you prefer dying.
Model is from Bohemia interactive's Arma : Armed assault.
Mod checked on game version: Build 23
How to install mod?
To install the mod for the game Ravenfield unpack the contents of the archive to the folder \Ravenfield\ravenfield_Data\Mods and enable the modification in the settings of the new game.