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Live Resin: HH-60G External Gun Mounts
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:02 AM UTC


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.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 05:39 PM UTC
For those who may wonder, the gun is made by FN Herstal: https://fnamerica.com/products/weapon-systems/fn-m3m-gau-21/

3 min. clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGR5Rca3llU
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:16 PM UTC
Another note, even though the GAU-18 .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-18 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-18s.

M240D 7.62mm MGs can also be mounted, but this is not very common.






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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:47 PM UTC
Gino, in the first photo, the minigun has a box at the bottom, do you know what is it?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:54 PM UTC
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.

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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:01 AM UTC
Thank you again Gino, for your knowledge, again
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 05:44 PM UTC
Looks like these are available. They look good. They are on sale too; special price $16.50 each set.


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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
I was sent a clarification from Live-Resin:

"In each one set - two mounts and two guns and two chutes for right and left side - complete to one helicopter. Not need two sets, one - is enough."

So each set has two complete mounts w/guns.
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 07:07 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I was sent a clarification from Live-Resin:

"In each one set - two mounts and two guns and two chutes for right and left side - complete to one helicopter. Not need two sets, one - is enough."

So each set has two complete mounts w/guns.



Good, because it was a little bit confusing.
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 09:24 PM UTC
I received my set in the mail a couple days ago. They look great. Very finely cast with no flash. The detail is amazing. They should look awesome once complete.
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC

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I received my set in the mail a couple days ago. They look great. Very finely cast with no flash. The detail is amazing. They should look awesome once complete.



Waiting for mine, plus a Kord