The same as the transport but now the passenger positions have been replaced with two side-mounted miniguns, as well as the pilot receiving 38 rockets.
The Castro is at its best when you have both of the miniguns occupied with allies. AI gunners are recommended, since their accuracy is very high with these guns. Without door gunners, this helicopter won't survive long in a field full of enemies due to the pilot only getting one main weapon, the rocket pods, and those will run out very quickly. It is generally a better idea to use the other Castro gunships.
As a heavy helicopter it has a decent lift capacity but really poor maneuverability and will take a lot of SAM hits as well as AA fire and therefore go down very fast.
- Originally the Castro series were going to be called "Endriago," which is Spanish for monster or beast.
- Named after famous Cuban revolutionist Fidel Castro.