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  1. I have used the white and green phosphorus (officially called High FOM) and they are definitely better than the legacy ANVIS-9s. I don't know of any pilots (at least in the AF) that have different focus settings for each tube. AFAIK that was used back when they had the full face NVGs with which they couldn't scan underneath the goggles to look at the gauges. I know that some fixed with flight deck crew like flight engineers will do this since much of their duties are inside the cockpit but again I do not know of any pilot that does this.
  2. As far as I know its for sideward visibility when extended.
  3. The AF has had them since at least 2015.
  4. There are reasons that the Air Force trains for/against where the Q still has use. Just because it’s installed doesn’t mean it’s always turned on. Also there are less than 20 deployed HH-60s at any time, far less than even a single USA company.
  5. The USAF still uses the Q on their deployed H-60s as well.
  6. It's made by Aero Precision and is used for aircraft that don't have a permanently mounted external hoist https://www.aeroprecision.com/pdf/Westwind_Brochure_Generic.pdf
  7. Clinstone


    There is no forward or rear facing seat in the HH-60G. Sometimes a jump seat is installed behind the FE seats for emergency procedures training so an instructor has a seat but it is only home station and fairly rare.
  8. Most of the development work has already been completed by Leonardo after their work for the HH-139. The fist aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to the Air Force in early FY20, only a year after the contract was awarded.
  9. The H-1Y and UH-72 did not meet requirements for payload or range. The H-60 lost to the 139 because Boeing's bid was close to $5 billion cheaper.
  10. The copilot collective lever still works for an Air Force UH-1N.
  11. The box just above the TACAN is the CUGR GPS (that's still used btw). I think that the Argus would get data from the CUGR and display it as apposed to generating it itself. I also doubt that the "86" is the OAT. Every helicopter I've ever been in uses Celsius for the OAT readings since it's the aviation standard.
  12. Mike Durant (and his character in Blackhawk Down) used an MP5 as well. It is small enough to use while in the cabin and doesn't take up too much space.
  13. It’s a Goodrich “internal” rescue hoist that is used on the Huey and other Blackhawks. It’s actually included in the Academy MH-60G kit. I’ve never seen this mounting location but the SOAR does what it wants.
  14. Hawk said that they were "Huey seats". I take that to mean that they were using the jump seats from the UH-1. These jump seats are different than the standard Blackhawk seats and do not have a ceiling attachment point. They are also not crashworthy. There is a four-man bench seat that is also available but I can't find an online picture of it.
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