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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.
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Enrico1946 Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looks heavily armed
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:icongburlyman:
Way koool, is it alright to share?
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:iconjsport:
Wow, could you make one in usmc grey
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:iconjsport:
while can you make another modification maybe USMC grey
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palaeorigamipete Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When someone says "ultralift", i immediately think of "garnier" but this is way more awesome!
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:iconrathvona:
Cool,but i suggest a nose or chin gun
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:icontounushi:
I can hear the A-team theme when thinking of the process of "rough field modifications."
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:iconrussian-fox:
Guns-a-go-go returns! XD
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Composition94 Nov 7, 2009
Oh....lawd........I'm in love.
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