Helicopter Antitank Weapons System: AH-1Q or OH-58Q?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The viability of and the necessity for an antitank helicopter ATH is reaffirmed in this unclassified study. The need for the feasibility of a relatively small, simple and inexpensive ATH is developed to replace the current and still developmental AH-1Q in its pure antitank role. Key measures of effectiveness criteria are discussed, developed and both systems are then compared and evaluated. Economic comparisons are also used to test the hypothesis If combat effectiveness and economic considerations are of paramount importance in the ATH, then modification of existing OH-58As to OH-58Qs would provide the better antitank weapons system. The conclusion is made that the OH- 58Q with four TOW missiles is the better system.
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