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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2017, 10:34:22 PM »
Can someone identify what the...... thing ('don't even know if it's an ordnance or not)...... on the weapon rack of this Iranian AB212 is?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2017, 01:27:05 AM »
I don't know but it looks like it might be a minigun of some sort, there appear to be multiple barrels protruding from the front.

It might be a Yakushev-Borzov YakB-12.7 machine gun


Or a local copy of the M134


Or, maybe, something Chinese.
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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2017, 02:36:49 AM »
Dunno, but it doesn't look like a gun of any sort, no barrels.
'Tis odd looking and from the shape it's difficult to guess as
to function.
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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2017, 02:45:37 AM »
Dunno, but it doesn't look like a gun of any sort, no barrels.
'Tis odd looking and from the shape it's difficult to guess as
to function.

I agree.  It almost looks like a baby BLU-82 but I doubt it.  The aircraft is a AB212ASW of their navy so perhaps it is some form of ASW weapon or similar.  Given it is camouflaged similar to the helicopter I would think that it is not disposable ordinance.  Maybe a towed array or similar?
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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2017, 03:49:16 AM »
if it was intended for ASW work, I'd think the object was a MAD "bomb" that could be trailed along behind the helicopter.  A different configuration from what those used by the USN, but equally suitable.

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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2017, 09:34:03 AM »
I've changed my mind, having expanded the image it's either a variant of the DShK or KPV heavy machine gun.

In the expanded image you can see the single barrel (I thought it was multiple) projecting from the front of the housing & an enclosed belt-feed/ejection-port shroud around the middle;

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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2017, 12:11:35 PM »
The aircraft is a AB212ASW of their navy so perhaps it is some form of ASW weapon or similar.

Actually......

...... has any IRIN AB212 ever been seen carrying ASW weapons?

I haven't and therefore do have a hard time thinking of IRIN AB212s as anything other than gunships/transports......
« Last Edit: September 22, 2017, 12:15:33 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2018, 01:23:24 PM »
Another Huey re-engining programme.  This time with the GE T700.

(IIRC, though, only Huey II with uprated T53 had any success with military customers.)
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 12:23:25 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2018, 05:03:02 PM »
Has no-one noticed the little grey alien staring out the cabin window? ???

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Re: Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey et al
« Reply #70 on: August 16, 2018, 02:36:18 AM »