Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
March 28, 2009
Image Size
426 KB
Resolution
2484×533
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
11,635 (3 today)
Favourites
147 (who?)
Comments
12
Downloads
335
×
ARES Twin Avocet Ultralift by AC710N87 ARES Twin Avocet Ultralift by AC710N87
This is an ultra-heavy lift helicopter developed from the ARES Avocet, intended as a sky-crane type system for ferrying heavy equipment and cargo behind lines and for construction-type duty. It uses portions of the fore fuselage and the powerplants and rotor assemblies of the Avocet. The twin sets of intermeshing rotors are connected via a strengthened and relatively wide spine along with support beams, trusses, and load bearing systems. Fuel is stored along the upper surface of the spine in several tanks and in a large aft tank between the two powerplants.

Each powerplant assembly (four in total) is mounted vertically (hence the rather lengthy pods for each powerplant) in order to reduce the size of the transmission and increase power transfer efficiency, and also reduces weight. The four winglets allow for the landing gear to be placed further from the spine, allowing for wider cargo, and are fully plumbed to carry external fuel tanks.

This specific image has a rough field modification done by servicemen in Kak Khemet. Using shipping containers, excess miniguns, and a ball turret/tail gunner set from some old Khemeti bomber, they fashioned a backwoods gunship to use against the comically inept Khemeti military. Otherwise, such a gunship-type cargo would likely never be used in any conventional combat due to the helicopter's vulnerability to ground fire.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmattking16:
mattking16 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
awesome work
Reply
:iconenrico1946:
Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looks heavily armed
Reply
:icongburlyman:
gburlyman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Way koool, is it alright to share?
Reply
:iconjsport:
jsport Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Wow, could you make one in usmc grey
Reply
:iconjsport:
jsport Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
while can you make another modification maybe USMC grey
Reply
:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When someone says "ultralift", i immediately think of "garnier" but this is way more awesome!
Reply
:iconbullshark45:
bullshark45 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
i want
Reply
:iconrathvona:
Rathvona Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Cool,but i suggest a nose or chin gun
Reply
:icontounushi:
Tounushi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I can hear the A-team theme when thinking of the process of "rough field modifications."
Reply
:iconrussian-fox:
Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Guns-a-go-go returns! XD
Reply
Add a Comment: