The Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Commanche is an American designed Scout/Attack helicopter used by Mithril's Pacific fleet under the Call signs Tawaz.
Development of the Commanche began with experiments in 1982 under the LHX program, with a actual prototype being built in 1993. Commanche has a 5 bladed main rotor, a fenestron style tail rotor and reverse tricycle retractable landing gear powered by a LHTEC 800 gas turbines. The tail and rotor design was chosen to reduced the Aircraft's sound profile. It is piloted by a crew of 2.
Commanche IS equipped with a sophisticated Millimeter wave radar mounted above the main rotor and Optical arrays. It is armed with a 20mm three barrel light weight XM301 rotary cannon, it's standard armament is stored in 2 internal weapons bays with 3 weapon hard points each, additional weapon could be added in the form of externally optionally mounted stub wings. RAH66 weapon hard point are designed for a mix of 70mm unguided rockets, Antitank guided missiles or Stinger Air defense missiles.
- RAH 66 Commanche is something of an Anachronism to the FMP Timeline. The Helicopter was designed around a reduced Radar Cross section, a technology that never came into being in the FMP time line due to the advent of the Electronic Conceal System
- The Manga iteration of Full Metal Panic does not use the RAH 66 instead, the AH64 Apache is used.
- On February 2004, the RAH66 was canceled by the US army in real life.