Ah, but would an Apache helicopter win if they went head to head?
[–]AusHaching 25 points 2 months ago
Assuming we are using movie Smaug: The Apache has the advantage of much greater sensor and weapons range. Smaug is pretty big and must have a huge radar signature - when he leaves the Lonely Mountain. As a bolt from a siege crossbow was able to dislodge a scale from Smaug, it is reasonable to assume that the 30mm chaingun or Air-to-Air missiles can do the same or worse. Therefore, if the Apache manages to detect Smaug from a sufficient distance and is able to use the weapons range, it will win. Smaug, on the other hand, is a lot more nimble (remember the scene where he shook of the gold?). If he comes within the range of his breath weapon, he has the advantage.
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