login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

135
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 01:02 PM GMT+7
Live-Resin brings us a great new set to update the Academy 1/35 MH-60G to one of the latest versions with external gun mounts.
The Sikorsky MH/HH-60G Pave Hawk has been the primary CSAR (Combat Search And Rescue) platform for the USAF since the late 1980s. It has been a very capable and successful aircraft and has proven itself in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan many times over. One of the biggest complaints for the Pave Hawk by its crews has been lack of internal space due to a large, centrally-mounted ammo can and associated gear for the internally-mounted guns. In recent years, an external gun mount system was developed for the HH-60G that moves the guns and ammo boxes outside of the fuselage. This removed the internal ammo box which freed up space for the crew and their gear.

Live-Resin has announced they will soon offer a set of the HH-60G External Gunmount and weapons. It should be very nice and highly detail, as all Live-Resin pieces are.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE

Click Star to Rate
2 readers have rated this story.
Get a daily email with links to all our latest news, reviews, and features.

Comments

For those who may wonder, the gun is made by FN Herstal: LINK 3 min. clip: LINK
DEC 07, 2017 - 12:39 AM
Another note, even though the GAU-21 .50 cal is shown above, the GAU-2 (M134) 7.62mm minigun can also be used on the same mount. Additionally, it is not unheard of (not common either) for an HH-60G to have a GAU-21 on one side and a GUA-2 on the other to give the crew more flexibility. Also, they usually travel in a 2 ship flight. One aircraft can be armed w/GAU-2s and the other armed with GAU-21s. M240D 7.62mm MGs can also be mounted, but this is not as common.
DEC 07, 2017 - 02:16 AM
Gino, in the first photo, the minigun has a box at the bottom, do you know what is it?
DEC 07, 2017 - 03:47 AM
That is a chaff/flare launcher as part of the countermeasure dispensing system. There are usually a couple on each side of the tailboom and two forward on the step sponsons.
DEC 07, 2017 - 03:54 AM
Thank you again Gino, for your knowledge, again
DEC 07, 2017 - 07:01 AM
Tip: Just hit enter to submit your reply!
THIS STORY HAS BEEN READ 597 TIMES.

Photos
Click image to enlarge
  • move
  • move
  • move
Live Resin ReviewsMORE
US SOF Gunner for Twin M2 Built Review
by Mario Matijasic
US SOF SAG Shield In-Box Review
by Mario Matijasic
US SOF GMV Hexagon Turret Built Review
by Mario Matijasic
US SOF GMV Turret Gunner Built Review
by Mario Matijasic
US SOF Pouches and Backpacks In-Box Review
by Mario Matijasic
Heckler & Koch G3A3 and G3A4 In-Box Review
by Mario Matijasic
M32 MultiShot Grenade Launcher In-Box Review
by Mario Matijasic
MCTAGS Propaganda Version Built Review
by Eric Buchanan
Broken BOOMERANG III Built Review
by Eric Buchanan | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
USMC soldier for MCTAGS w M40 Built Review
by Eric Buchanan
MCTAGS Turret w Cover Built Review
by Mario Matijasic
FLW 200 Built Review
by Jason Bobrowich
Big Size German Helmet Liners In-Box Review
by Engin Kayral
Big Size German Helmets-2 In-Box Review
by Engin Kayral
Shells on CROWS II Basket Built Review
by Mario Matijasic | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Write your own review