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Not to be confused with the OH-6 Loach from Battlefield Vietnam


MH-6 Little Bird

A AH-6 in reality.

The Boeing AH-6 Little Bird is a Scout Helicopter used by the United States Marine Corps. It is based on the Vietnam-era OH-6 Cayuse.

Battlefield 2Edit

MD530
BF2 AH-6 Little Bird
Vehicle passengers Pilot
2 passengers
(3 total)
Main weapon 2x M134 Dillon miniguns
Main weapon firemode Automatic
Main weapon ammunition per reload 900
Sensors UAV
Countermeasures Flares
Vehicle speed Fast
Vehicle maneuverability High
Camouflage(s) None
Operators Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps


The MD530 is used as the USMC's scout helicopter in Battlefield 2: Armored Fury. The driver is armed with two miniguns, and can use a UAV once about every minute. Like other scout helicopters, the MD530 can carry two passengers on the sides.

These passengers can use whatever kit weapons they have with them, allowing Anti-Tank soldiers to fire rockets at enemy armor, or Engineers to repair the helicopter with their wrench or airdrop anti-tank mines on high-traffic roads while Special Forces can do the same with their C4.

The MD530 is also very vulnerable to anti-air and ground fire. IGLA sites can easily down one if it is out of flares, and Support soldiers can lay down fire upon them, as can any heavy or mounted machine gun. The pilot should make good use of the UAV before going into an enemy control point to spot threats and take them out.

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Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

BF2MC Littlebird 1

The AH-6J is a light helicopter issued to NATO in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. It appears in the mission Catching Flak as a friendly vehicle that players can hot-swap to. It features two seats: one pilot and one passenger. The pilot controls the vehicle and has rapid firing rocket pods at their disposal with 200 rockets in reserve, and the passenger has dual miniguns at their disposal.

It is a fast and maneuverable vehicle capable of dispatching high amounts of firepower short time. However, its armor is relatively weak and it can be shot down with ease by mounted machine guns or even a group of foot soldiers with conventional weapons.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

Little Bird P4F

The MD530 as it appears on Dragon Valley.

The MD530 Littlebird is a vehicle featured in Battlefield Play4Free on Dragon Valley or the Rush variant of Dalian. It has high maneuverability, fast speed and decent firepower. It spawns when the B flag is held by the US Marine Corps and is the American counterpart of the Russian Z-11w. The player must have the Helicopter Piloting Training to pilot it.

This helicopter is equipped with miniguns that are effective against infantry, light vehicles and other helicopters, but are relatively weak against armored vehicles. Aside from the pilot, the aircraft can also carry two passengers, who have access to their infantry weapons and can fire from the vehicle. The pilot can also deploy countermeasures.

Battlefield 3Edit

AH-6J Little Bird
AH-6J Littlebird Battlelog Icon
Vehicle health 500
Disable threshold 34%
Main weapon Twin mounted
M134 Dillon Miniguns
Main weapon damage 10-2 per bullet
Main weapon rate of fire 1000 rpm each gun

2000 rpm in total fire rate

Secondary weapon FIM-92 Stinger (1200 points)

AGM-114 Hellfire (24000 points)

Avionics Air Radar (10000 points)

Beam Scanning (29000 points)

Sensors Proximity Scan (7000 points)
Laser painter (40000 points)
Countermeasures IR Flares (400 points)

Extinguisher (14000 points)
ECM Jammer (48000 points)

Vehicle speed Slow
Vehicle maneuverability High
Camouflage(s) Stealth (2500 points)
Operators USMC logo United States Marine Corps
"Improved attack version of the MH-6."
— Battlelog description

The AH-6J Little Bird is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 3 and is available for use in several multiplayer maps, including Damavand Peak, Kharg Island, Noshahr Canals, and Sharqi Peninsula, and is essentially the US equivalent of the Z-11 W.

The Little Bird is available to the Attackers in Rush on Damavand Peak when the second set of M-COM stations is destroyed, and to the US side throughout the entire round of Conquest, the Attackers or US side on Noshahr Canals throughout the entire round of both Rush and Conquest, and available in Rush mode to the attackers on Sharqi Peninsula. The Little Bird is also available on Armored Shield, Bandar Desert and Death Valley in Conquest.

It is best to have an Engineer in the second and/or third seats to repair the vehicle mid-flight, which will prolong the time the helicopter will be in the air. Other classes can use their personal equipment, but can only aim weapons in small sectors to each side. A fourth passenger sits in the front—if this passenger has unlocked the laser painter, he/she can switch to it and use it much like the CITV station on the MBT .

The AH-6J is extremely effective against infantry and light armored vehicles. Against heavy armored vehicles such as IFVs and tanks, the Little Bird requires precision and caution as, although difficult, one well aimed tank round can instantly destroy the vehicle.

It is possible to disable a heavy armored vehicle with 2-3 full bursts with the main weapon which can be helped significantly if used in conjunction with a Guided Missile. The Little Bird is extremely vulnerable to portable anti-air weapons or vehicles due to its low health and players being exposed to small arms fire and explosive damage, due to the glass canopy.

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Battlefield 4Edit

AH-6J Little Bird
BF4 ah6
Vehicle passengers Pilot

Three passengers
(Four total)

Main weapon 7.62mm Miniguns
25mm Cannons (12000 points)
Main weapon ammunition per reload 7.62mm Miniguns× unlimited (overheats)
25mm Cannons× 30
Secondary weapon Heat Seeking Missiles (6000 points)
Laser Guided Missile (28000 points)
Secondary weapon ammunition per reload Heat Seeking Missles× 2
Laser Guided Missile× 1
Operators Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps


The AH-6J Little Bird is a scout helicopter featured in Battlefield 4.

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer portion of Battlefield 4, the AH-6J as the USMC scout helicopter, and serves as the counterpart to the Russian Ground Force and People's Liberation Army Z-11W.

Scout choppers are much smaller and more maneuverable then Attack and Transport choppers, making them significantly smaller targets. However, they are also much more lightly armored, with the windshield providing no protection whatsoever.

A Scout Chopper's roles range from anti-infantry to anti-light vehicles, and as such is armed with a pair of miniguns (either a set of 7.62mm guns or 25mm guns) and missiles (heat-seeking air-to-air missiles or a guided missile for ground targets).

The Scout Chopper's main weapon is a pair of miniguns. By default, it's armed with 7.62mm Miniguns, whose high rate of fire works well coupled with steady aim against soft targets (ranging from ATV to scout choppers). Though it does overheat, the miniguns have unlimited ammo, a benefit when weighed against the 25mm. However, it does no damage to heavier vehicles and precision may not always be possible. The second option is the 25mm Cannon, which has a thirty-round magazine and sixty in reserve. It is, unlike the 7.62mm miniguns, capable of damaging heavy vehicles such as MBTs and APCs, therefore making it more efficient against ground vehicles. It also inflicts splash damage, which makes precision less important and makes the helicopter capable of fighting enemies hiding in cover. However, it has limited ammunition -- when it runs out, the pilot must wait until a new magazine is generated -- and fires at a slower rate than the 7.62mm miniguns.

The secondary armament can be either of two types of missiles, the default being the air-to-air, fire-and-forget Heatseekers, which function similarly to the FIM-92 Stinger. Like all missiles, the heatseekers can be deflected by IR Flares or ECM Jammers. The second missile is the Guided missile, an air-to-ground missile similar to an FGM-148 Javelin. Just like all guided missiles, a lock-on to the target must be maintained, making the wielder vulnerable to attacks if ones is at range and concentrating on an enemy. Laser designation will give the guided missile a boost in damage, and also allow the guided missile to engage aerial vehicles (which can therefore make the guided missile more modular than the heatseekers).

With regards to countermeasures, IR flares deflect oncoming missiles, ECM makes missiles harder to detect and makes the vehicle disappear off of air radar (useful for engaging enemy players who use air radar and getting the jump on a player), and Extinguisher can be used to repair a disabled jet.

As upgrades goes, gyro stabilizer allows a helicopter that's been subject to a mobility kill to maintain stability. Auto-loader helps the minguns reload quicker after overheating. Proximity scan allows the user to see nearby enemies, though it doesn't change the minimap. Stealth increases lock-on time for enemies targeting the user. Air Radar replaces the mini-map with a much larger one, and additionally scans for enemies.

The passenger seats can make use of their personal equipment, so for instance an Engineer with a Repair Tool can be on the side repairing the vehicle, which would allow the pilot to continue flying without having to stop for repairs, or make use of a lock-on launcher such as a stinger or javelin, which would increase firepower output. However, the passengers are more exposed then most of the choppers seat to incoming fire. The fourth seat cannot use any equipment whatsoever, although they can still spot and give orders.

Appearances
Multiplayer appearances Flood Zone
Dawnbreaker
Hainan Resort
Paracel Storm
Zavod 311
Operation Mortar
Nansha Strike
Wave Breaker
Lost Island


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Battlefield HardlineEdit

Patrol Helicopter
Vehicle passengers •Pilot
•Gunner
Operators Law Enforcement Law Enforcement


The Patrol Helicopter is set to appear in Battlefield Hardline. The Criminal counterpart is the Rogue Chopper.

The helicopter is modeled after the MD-520N all-purpose helicopter.


TriviaEdit

  • In Battlefield 3, its serial number is S4706I.
  • In the Battlefield 3 map Noshahr Canals, two AH-6Js spawn in the US deployment, against only one Z-11W at an airstrip far away from the RU deployment. This is because the Russians have access to main battle tanks, whereas the USMC only gets LAV-25s and an AAV-7A1 AMTRAC as armored vehicles.

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