Rejected, but not forgotten
This article (Multigunner Copter), is about a unit, building or other aspect that has been cut or changed significantly in the game or lore.
Still, lore is a terrible thing to waste, so instead of deleting it, Team Paradox decided to preserve it for all to see. It is, of course, not canon, and not applicable for the game.
|(Minor) faction(s)||Allied Nations|
|Mod Relevance||Cut Content|
|Country of Origin||Turkey|
|Havelsan Aerospace, Trabzon|
|Key Features|| » Multiturret (reduced weight)|
» Extra seat for gunner
» Low-signature turboshaft engine
» Autodeploying ladder
» Coffee pot (usually discarded)
"Any weapon is better than no weapon!"
- - Multigunner Gyrocopter Pilot
Operational History Edit
Encouraged by the success of the Multigunner Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Allied high command decided to return the old Multigunner IFA (Infantry Fighting Aircraft) concept. The original aim of the project was to mount a Multiturret to a stable, fast air platform, but most attempts failed miserably. The turret destabilized the helicopter so much it couldn't change direction without going out of control. Once more, the helicopter required ample time to switch between weapons, which required to helicopter to be on the ground for extended periods of time, limiting the usefulness of it to an unacceptable limit. In frustration, the project was cancelled again.
But in 1968, a Longbow Liberator managed to shoot down a Twinblade helicopter over the Black Sea. The Twinblade pilot was too drunk to notice he was over Allied airspace, and didn't destroy his vehicle to protect the technology when the Allies shot him down. The salvaged parts of the long-hated helicopter were analyzed at Havelsan Aerospace to learn how Soviets managed to make a tough helicopter that could carry 100 ton tanks. Havelsan Aerospace had ample money and resources, as Turkey was eager to contribute to the Allies' fight against the Soviet Union.
After months of research the result was the small Multigunner Gyrocopter. As Turkish air cadets were already dedicated to strategic bombing due to Turkey's geographic position, it took quite a lot of time to adapt themselves to flying an helicopter. While it is much smaller and more brittle than the Twinblade, it is much faster and cheaper.
A modular multiturret system allows the Multigunner Copter to pick up any turret at any Allied base without even landing, with a ladder for the gunner. Unfortunately, this means the Multigunner Copter doesn't have a standard turret. Despite this disadvantage, the gyrocopter proved itself so well that it soon became the crown-jewel of advancing Allied Forces.