|For the Apache in the Tiberium Universe, see Apache (Tiberian Dawn). For the Apache in Renegade, see Apache (Renegade).|
Hellfire missiles (6)
It is equipped with heavy armour, sophisticated targeting equipment and several missile launchers. Its powerful missiles and great speed enable it to hunt enemy tanks, particularly fragile V-2 missile launchers. Other units, such as Heavy tanks, are equally vulnerable because of their lack of anti-aircraft armament.
Longbows do not have sufficient armour to survive prolonged anti-aircraft fire, and thus commanders were forced to deploy them carefully. However, once deployed, the Longbows prove very effective against armoured targets. The downside to the powerful missiles is that the Longbow can only carry 10, and must reload at an intact Helipad before re-engaging the foe.
Being an air unit, the Longbow, rather illogically, cannot effectively scout terrain. The Longbow's heavy armour means that they could withstand at least a few volleys of missiles, and could even engage Mammoth Tanks for limited durations with a decent chance of survival.
Because of the guided ordinance used by the helicopter, it has the ability to engage aircraft, while it would struggle to engage Soviet Yaks or MiGs because of their faster speed, this does give it the ability to engage Hinds, as the Hind cannot engage aircraft and travels slower than the Longbow, this gives them an advantage. Unfortunately this could rarely be conducted, as air to air engagements were rare and due to the Command and Control program of the era not allowing commanders to target an airborne enemy.
Red Alert UniverseEdit
With the Allied forces expanding their air force by the end of the war, the Longbow's role was taken by the more mobile Harrier, and the only helicopter fielded by the Allies during Third World War was the Nighthawk Transport.
- Mi-24 Hind - The primary attack helicopter fielded by the Soviets during Second World War.
- Apache - Brotherhood of Nod attack helicopter