Author Topic: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship  (Read 11812 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2015, 11:54:11 AM »
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Re: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2015, 12:39:27 PM »
Wire strike cutters - I'd never heard of them until now. OK, I'll look into it more :)
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Re: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship
« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2015, 03:22:10 PM »
I'll do a WIP thread here on the SU-27 if anyone's interested? It'll be real world though, but I also have a T-50 that I intend to do as a WHIF so maybe that'll be more interesting.

I'm very interested about your build of both of them :)
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Re: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship
« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2015, 05:45:25 PM »
I'll do a WIP thread here on the SU-27 if anyone's interested? It'll be real world though, but I also have a T-50 that I intend to do as a WHIF so maybe that'll be more interesting.

I'm very interested about your build of both of them :)
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Re: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship
« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2015, 08:05:21 PM »
Wire strike cutters - I'd never heard of them until now. OK, I'll look into it more :)

They're also known as bird slicers, I believe - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_strike_protection_system

They look like blade antennas mounted above and below the nose of the aircraft.

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Re: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship
« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2015, 09:06:54 PM »
The wire strike protection feature is also located on other parts of the helicopter.  One example that is easy to find is the many variations of the USAF and US Army H-60 Blackhawk.  Other rotary wing aircraft may have a variation on the basic wire strike protection system fitted in areas other than the nose of the aircraft.  Some rotary wing aircraft will have this feature installed near the landing gear or skids in addition to just ahead of the rotor mast. 

In the case of the Army and Air Force H-60 aircraft the wire strike devices located on the landing gear wheel struts are much smaller and harder to see unless you are close to the aircraft. 
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Re: 1/32 EC-135 Gunship
« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2015, 04:20:22 AM »
In the case of the EC-135:




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