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AH6 Little Bird
Birdie
Unit
Affiliation

USA

Role
  • Anti-personnel
  • Infantry transport
  • Area suppression
Armament
  • 2x miniguns
  • 2x rocket pods (upgrade)
Tier

0

Properties
Hit points

180

Armor type

ComancheArmor

Transport slots

4 infantry

Sight radius

200

Speed (air)

190 (150 when critically damaged)

Production
Cost

$800

Build time

0:15

Produced by

USA Airfield

Requires

Air Mobility

Hotkey

I

Combat
Ground attack
  • 6 (GATTLING) (minigun)
  • 25-10 (EXPLOSION) (rockets)
Cooldown
  • 50 (minigun)
  • 200 (between shots), 5000 (reload after 4 shots) (rockets)
Attack range
  • 190, radius 3 (minigun)
  • 200, radius 5-20 (rockets)
Function
Upgrades
Abilities
  • Combat Drop
  • Ground Attack (upgrade)
Elite ability

Self-repair

Little bird icon
The AH6 Little Bird is a small American combat helicopter. It is less expensive and faster than all other USA helicopters, and can be a common sight early on in the battlefields.

Lore

The American AH6 Little Bird is a favorite and respected helicopter, the Little Bird remains in service even in this day and age. It has proven invaluable in recon and special operations. Its only defense is its speed but in the hands of skilled pilots and when used correctly they are the perfect aerial harassment force.

Abilities

Ability Description
Little bird combat drop icon
Combat Drop
Order all Rangers inside the Little Bird to rappel down onto the target. Can be used on garrisoned structures to clear it.
Little bird ground attack
Ground Attack
Fire a barrage of 4 rockets at the target area.

Requires Rocket Pods.

Overview

Quotes

Before 1.85 the Little Bird used the Rocketeer's voiceset in Red Alert 2.

When created

  • Little Bird, leavin' the nest.

When selected

  • Yes, sir?
  • Killer Egg.
  • Layin' on me.
  • Yeah?
  • Talk to me.
  • Just say the word.
  • Whatcha got?
  • What's goin' on, HQ?

When ordered to move

  • Roger Wilco.
  • Solid copy.
  • Got it.
  • Speed to heat.
  • Done and done.
  • Loud and clear.
  • Star Four-One, copies.
  • Alright, here we go.

When ordered to attack

  • Dust 'em!
  • Put 'em in the ground!
  • Have a load of this!
  • Thought you'd never ask!
  • Give 'em a little pepper!
  • Spooled it up!
  • L-let's do it!

When ordered to evacuate or use Combat Drop

  • Watch yourself out there.
  • This is your stop!
  • Get ready.
  • Take a lots of pictures.

When shot down

  • Hang on to something...!
  • Aaaaaaaaaaah...!
  • Critical damage...!
  • Goin' down hard...!

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Little Bird is also available in ShockWave, another modification by SWR productions, where it is armed with heavy machineguns instead of miniguns.
  • Prior to 1.5, the Little Bird was available to USA players; it was later replaced by the Cobra, and in turn by the Viper.
    • In 1.802 the Little Bird can be coded back into the game.
    • The Little Bird made a return in 1.85, requiring Air Mobility to be fielded.

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