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|Vehicle in Just Cause 2|
|Type||Heavy attack helicopter|
|Weapons||Dual miniguns and rocket pods|
|List of owners||Panau Military|
Roaches (at Lembah Firdaus)
|The following statistics are from the official strategy guide.|
The AH-33 Topachula is a gunship best resembling the AH-1Z Viper or the AH-64 Apache with a rear end similar to the RAH-66 Comanche. The cockpit bears a slight resemblance to the Kamov KA-50 Black Shark. It is armed with missile pods and mini guns. It can be found in one of three color schemes, including desert, snow and jungle.
The helicopter has an impossible design and could not actually fly in reality. The reason for this is the lack of the tail rotor. Without a tail rotor, the torque from the main rotor would cause the craft to spin uncontrollably. However, there are two types of real helicopters that do not need a tail rotor, but this helicopter is clearly neither, as those would need other components that are also not present on the AH-33:
- The first option would be the NOTAR system. See the schematic below in the gallery.
- The other type would be a second co-axial main rotor that spins in the opposite direction, like the Kamov 27 (link to wikipedia).
The "AH" in this helicopter's name conforms to the US armed forces tri-service designation system.
This helicopter is slightly slower than the Sivirkin 15 Havoc (probably due to its size) but faster than the UH-10 Chippewa. Because of its slow rate of turn, it's best used in ranged attacks against bases. Its dual mini guns can not aim as low as the Havoc's. This makes it difficult for taking out ground troops and small objects. Its takeoff sequence is much more lengthy than those of the other two attack helicopters and you may get shot while waiting for it to complete. The Topachula has the same armor as the Havoc.
Notably, the Topachula can carry a LOT more weight than the Chippewa as it isn't built to carry passengers, yet has large and powerful rotors.
However, it can barely lift a Si-47 Leopard.
This helicopter is good at close and long range attacks on military bases, though the player must descend in order to target low-lying destructible objects when performing close range attacks. It works well for hit-and-run missions, as it can destroy virtually any destructible object within seconds, and can take a significant amount of damage from opposing forces as it makes its rather slow escape. It's very bad at close-range helicopter duels because of its painfully slow rotation speed, but at a distance it can easily lay waste to oncoming aerial forces.
Overall, the Topachula is quite good, especially if the pilot knows how to compensate for its shortcomings.
These helicopters are very common in Military bases in Panau.
- Very rarely used by the Panau Military in some military bases where an AI soldier might get into one to kill you.
- The Panau Military uses the Topachula in the mission "The Setup" at Kem Sungai Sejuk, when a soldier is seen operating it while protecting the jet. It is possible to prevent this, however. See the article for more details.
- The Topachula can be found at many Military bases in Panau, Ports, Airports, and Communications Outposts, sometimes alongside a H-62 Quapaw on helipads.
- Banjaran Berawan Besar Gamma - One of three locations with winter camo.
- Bukit Bura - One of three locations with winter camo.
- Kem Helang Merah.
- Kem Jalan Kilang Lama.
- Kem Jalan Merpati down by Colonel Dollah. The spawn point is broken because the chopper spawns under the helipad. It will fall down the mountain once it spawns. See the article for more details.
- Fasility Gunung Hutan Tinggi.
- Gunung Lapik.
- Kem General Abidin.
- Kem Jalan Padang Tembak.
- Kem Kapitan Luk Ya Sian.
- Kem Kuala Utara - Uniquely green-marked.
- Kem Lembah Hutan.
- Kem Port Rodrigo.
- Kem Tentera Timur.
- Kem Udara Wau Pantas.
- Kepulauan Selatan Eta.
- Kepulauan Selatan Lambda.
- Kuala Gandin.
- Lembah Genting Tinggi - One of three locations with winter camo.
- Loji Bahan Bakar Fossil.
- Negeri Cabang.
- Paya Dalam.
- Paya Luas.
- Pulau Berapi - There are several here. See the main article for more details.
- Pulau Kait.
- Pulau Ombak Ribut.
- Pulau Panau Kecil.
- Pulau Tiga Gunung.
- Sungai Cengkih Besar - This one is very oddly designed. See the article for more details.
- Sungai Geneng.
- Sungai Jernih.
- Tanah Raya Timur Eta.
- At several other military facilities.
- It's also found at the Lembah Firdaus in the Selatan Archipelago. At X:19105; Y:25870, north side of the compound next to two garages. Uniquely green-marked.
This Youtube video shows all of its locations: Link.
- If the player gains enough momentum, it's possible to spin around very quickly with this vehicle. The wide, rotor-less tail is also prone to catching onto buildings if the player isn't careful.
- On the underside of the tail boom, just above the landing skids, there are two small, circular vents. While these appear to be exhaust vents, they aren't, because the vents are on the top of the helicopter, just aft of the engine. These vents appear to be thrusters. When outputting thrust, heat can be seen coming out of these vents.
- This is one of three vehicles with dual rocket pods. Only the G9 Eclipse has more rocket pods.
- It is the successor to the Delta MAH-15 Chimaera from Just Cause and predecessor to the Urga Mstitel from Just Cause 3.