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|Sivirkin 15 Havoc|
|Vehicle in Just Cause 2|
Fully Upgraded: + Dual rocket pods
|Rarity||Rare, but available at the Black Market|
|List of owners||Panau Military|
|The following statistics are from the official strategy guide.|
The Sivirkin 15 Havoc is an attack helicopter in Just Cause 2.
The basic Havoc cannot take nearly as much damage as a AH-33 Topachula. However, it takes more damage than a UH-10 Chippewa, though is much more maneuverable than the heavier Topachula, making it bridge the gap between the smaller Chippewa's turning ability and low armor and the Topachula's heavy weaponry and slow turn rate.
Despite it being the last vehicle to become available at the Black Market, it is not a good choice of aircraft until fully upgraded as it is still weaker than a Topachula with only one minigun. At higher levels, its maneuvering abilities far surpass the stock AH-33s and though armed with only one minigun, is still potentially deadly in battle if used by an experienced pilot. This is even more so once fully upgraded, as it has dual rocket pods that are closer together than both the Topachula's and the Chippewa's pods which enables the Havoc to land both rockets on target in a dogfight more frequently - a deadly asset. It also ascends faster, and outpaces both helicopters at full upgrade capacity, perhaps even earlier than that, but still limited with only one gun. Volume of fire is traded here for accuracy, with the gun centered on the fuselage giving shots going where the crosshair is aimed at. This is better for smaller targets such as enemy soldiers.
See also: Vehicle mounted weapons.
Comparison to Rowlinson K22Edit
Given that a max-level Rowlinson K22 is the only other weapon-carrying helicopter that you can buy from the Black Market whenever you want, directly comparing it to the Havoc piece by piece is valid.
- If you maxed the Rowlinson as soon as possible and have been getting used to it for the significant amount of time it took you to unlock the Havoc since that time, you will definitely find that the Havoc feels like a Rowlinson with one of Pandak "Baby" Panay Statues tied to it in terms of maneuverability, forward speed, take-off and landing speeds, etc.
- Even at level 5, the Havoc's one Minigun is barely more powerful than the Rowlinson's machine guns and the Havoc is still woefully slower, although it is also significantly tougher than the Rowlinson at this point.
- Even at level 5, the Havoc actually has quite a bit of trouble evading the gunfire of a UH-10 Chippewa in a close-range circle strafe fight, whereas the Rowlinson can easily handle it. The Havoc actually does better against the UH-10s at a longer range, where the travel time of the UH-10's minigun bullets at that longer distance is enough to have the Havoc just barely squeeze out of the way while returning fire; although the Panau Military pilots have near pin-point accuracy they don't appear to lead moving targets.
Long story short, unless you fully max out the upgrades of the Havoc to get its last bits of potential speed and the rocket pods the Rowlinson (which costs barely over one third as much as the Havoc) will outperform it in every imaginable scenario. Even when maxed, the only real reason why you would pick the much more expensive Havoc over the Rowlinson is if you're expecting to face heavy-duty combat such as trying to mow through multiple military bases in a row.
This helicopter is rare, as it is only found at two military bases, but it can be used at the start of certain Agency missions.
- Black Market for $100,000.
- Panau Military:
- The sensor gear on the front of the aircraft seem to have no use at all to Rico.
- The military will rarely send the Sivirkin 15 Havoc at you. And the fact that they send them only during military base attacks seems to show they don't have a lot of these helicopters.
- The Panau Military will send this chopper if Rico attacks an airbase or military base. This is more often occurred in Lautan Lama Desert than any other region in Panau.
- On a concept art of Just Cause 2, the "beta" Sivirkin 15 Havoc can be seen, being different from the in-game version by having a longer front of the cockpit and also not 2 but 4 rocket pods (similarly to the G9 Eclipse), which would make it fully worthy of its name.
- This helicopter is able to lift a Maddox FVA 45.
- The Havoc is the only Panau Military helicopter that does not conform to the US armed forces Tri-Service Designation System.
- Sivirkin is the Icelandic word for "Constitutive".
- The Just Cause (1) counterpart to this vehicle is the HH-22 Savior. That heli is armed with only a machine gun, where this one is armed with only a Minigun. Once you upgrade this one to level 6, there will be rocket pods, but Just Cause (1) also has a counterpart to this: the special version of said vehicle in Guadalicano Choo Choo.