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  1. Ref https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a248695.pdf This video has some forward interior and ramp shots
  2. The pintle post has a detent that would "lock" it into place into the windstream. The weapon would then just hang.
  3. So I didn't know where to put this since this the the closest thing to an ODS MH-60 thread but I found an interesting picture of an MH-60A during ODS. There's no tail number but it's definitely an MH-60 based on the FLIR and the M134.
  4. It's called a K (Kangaroo) duck. It is attached to the FRIES bars.
  5. http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/cockpits/CW_tour/CW-29.html Look at the attached virtual exhibit from the AF museum. They are located on the side walls just behind the green brass bags.
  6. https://theaviationist.com/2020/08/25/exclusive-here-are-the-photos-of-the-mh-6-notar-flown-and-tested-by-the-160th-soar-a-night-stalkers/
  7. That is the Bulldog system. It was the only flare system for the H-60G until the IEWS in the late 90s. The second part of this thread has some more photos with Bulldog.
  8. I wonder if the radar and FLIR and indeed the avionics package was operational during the testing at Edwards AFB? Yes. The FLIR and some of the avionics were non-operational versions but they were tested. Did the instrument panel feature functioning cathode ray tube displays as planned for the production HH-60D (or did the airframe retain the original UH-60A instrument panel)? Yes and it was nothing like the H-60A panel. Attached is a snip of the instrument panel. I have a better version if you want me to PM it. I don't feel like uploading it to a image hosting site.
  9. The HH-60A and HH-60D were part of the same program. The HH-60As were the initial replacement for the HH-3E and they were "supposed" to be modified in the future to the HH-60D configuration later. As far as I have been able to determine, not all HH-60As were to be HH-60Ds similar to how not all of the HH-53s were supposed to be converted to the Pavelow standard. The 55th ARRS at Eglin took delivery of 10 UH-60As for initial testing. Only 23718 was converted to the HH-60A/D standard and it was the initial test aircraft for the program that you linked. Here are three of the first UH-
  10. According to On a Steel Horse I Ride the 601st TASS used CH-53s to "assist redeploying units, provide logistics support to mobile TACS (tactical air control system) units, assist in the rapid movement of the air support radar teams, and render assistance in emergency rescue or medical evacuation missions.:
  11. No it was not. It wasn't used except for training.
  12. There's some videos in YouTube of the 55th SOS in ODS.
  13. That would also make sense since there doesn't appear to be an H-bar or FRIES bar installed in the cabin.
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