• Multi-role attack helicopter • Fighting by day and by night
Hovering menacingly among the
trees, the helicopter lies in wait tor its prey like a huge jungle cat. But no cat ever had such a sharp set of sonscs, nor such lothal claws. The helicopter needs those senses and claws; aftor all. natural predators have novor had to doal with proy as tough as a 60-tonne Main Battle Tank, which is what the Eurocopter Tiger is designed to fight.
The Tiger development programme is reported to have cost, to date, more than Cl billion (US$1.4 billion).
► Initial planning calls for tho Bundeswohr to acquire over 200 PAH-2 Tlgros.
> France was to order 75 HAP Gerfouts and 140 НАС Tigres, but may roduco that total.
► Tho plastic, enrbon-fibro and Kevlar fuselage is protected from lightning by an embedded coppor-bron/o grid.
>• Tiger will be able to dostroy any tank likoly to npponr In tho noxt decade.