Medium lift helicopter used by the Eurusian Special Forces.
About this creation
JAI/Kamov KaUH-415 "Husky"
Working closely together with the British Lego Aviation Company and American Bell Helicopter Company, Kamov designed and built the KaUH-415 utility helicopter. The Eurusian Special forces had relied primarily on large assault helicopters like Mi-24s in the past, but despite offering great firepower and excellent protection, the large assault helicopters sometimes worked against the soldiers. Being large and noisy, the Mi-24s were easy for the enemy to detect, giving away the solders’ position during combat. The Eurusian Spec-Ops and Commandos requested a smaller, lighter and quieter helicopter for covert operations. This resulted in the arrival of the Kamov KaUH-415. The Special Forces saw great potential in the new helicopter, and it soon became the standard aerial transport for the elite divisions of the Eurusian Army.
The KaUH-415 is primarily designed as a transport helicopter, and can carry a fully equipped Spec-Ops team (four soldiers), or various cargos internally or externally. The KaUH-415 can also be equipped for the gunship role, working as armed reconnaissance helicopters and close air support. The gunships are known as “Hounds” among soldiers.
The KaUH-415 helicopter is very similar to the K-29 “Kestrel” helicopter used by the United Commonwealth Forces and the legendary Bell UH-1 “Huey”. Due to its similarity to the Huey, the KaUH-415 has gotten the name “Husky”. The name was initially a nickname used by Western troops, basically Huey with a Russian ending, but it was soon also adopted by Eurusian soldiers and air crews.
Specification for Kamov KaUH-415:
Type: Medium lift utility helicopter
Accommodation: 1 pilot, 4 passengers
Engine: 2x Klimov TV4-118VH turboshafts
Top speed: 243 km/t (152mph)
Empty weight: 2193 kg (4835 lbs)
Armament: - Transport version: two 7.62 mm door mounted machine guns, two rocket pods
- “Hound” Gunship version: Four 12.7 mm machine guns, two rocket pods.
Status: In service
Operators: SPEAR Commandos, Spec-Ops
KaUH-415 "Husky". A number of sensors and cameras are mounted on the front, assisting the pilot when flying in low visibility conditions. The Husky aslo has an in-flight refuelling probe, needed in long range sorties.
The KaUH-415 is very similar to the American Bell UH-1N Twin Huey used by the American Marine Corps.
The rear, showing the tail and engine exhausts. Two engines rather than one gives the Husky increased range and lifting power.
The engines and main rotor. I'm quite pleased with the rotor shaft. And yes, the rotor easily turns 360, if you were wondering.
The Husky's cockpit.
A Spec-Ops team is posing next to a KaUH-415.
A Spec-Ops team is getting ready to be airlifted to the insertion point.
The passenger compartment of the KaUH-415 can hold four fully equipped troops comfortably. The Husky can also carry cargo or strechers.
The transport version is often equipped with two door mounted 7.62mm machine guns and two free flight rocket pods for self defense.
The fully loaded Husky seen in flight.
This is the gunship version of the KaUH-415, known as "Hound".
The gunship carries two free flight rocket pods and four 12.7mm machine guns.
A Hound gunship is providing air support for a squad of Eurusian Commandos.
Hmmm, a Huey with a little Black Hawk and Kiowa thrown in. I like it. I find your stuff a lot more interesting than some other people's cause they're presented a lot more exitingly. Like all the troopers with the chopper cruising overhead... Might have to use that one when I get the Black Hawk done. Nice work! -- -- Michael