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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2010, 11:37:11 am »
If I remember correctly, Bantam had an open-fronted container, but I can't find a picture to prove it....
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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2010, 11:42:20 am »
Bantam was fitted to Swedish Bulldogs at one point.  ;D
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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 12:06:46 pm »
Yep, only pic I can find too (just pipped me to it)!  I'm guessing that if mounted on an aircraft it might have a basic aerodynamic fairing fitted.  Have you got any pics of the Bulldog with the mountings Steve?
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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2010, 02:15:13 pm »
I do have a brochure somewhere which I'll have a look for but I do have this





Just found this pic on the net
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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2010, 02:51:29 pm »
Nice one Steve!  Hmm, maybe, with an experimental cover???
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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2010, 12:54:07 am »
Hopefully find out when I visit the AAC Museum.
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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2018, 05:22:13 pm »
Just found this on the Scout's Wiki page, which made me smile:

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The forward firing GPMGs were electrically operated, being fired by the pilot and aimed using a rudimentary system of drawing a small cross on the windscreen with a chinagraph pencil. In sandy conditions, these weapons could jam, which necessitated one of the free crew leaning out of the cockpit door and 'booting' the offending weapon in the hope of clearing it. This procedure was not strictly in accordance with the flight reference cards.

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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2018, 01:20:10 am »
Interestingly, the US Army found when testing the FN-MAG58 GPMG that the only way they could induce a stoppage in the weapon was to pour sand over the top of it, eventually covering the whole receiver in sand.  This was when they were looking at a co-axial MG for use in their M60 MBTs.  It was up against a version of the M60 which failed dismally (of course).   The result was the US Army decided to adopt the FN-MAG58 initially as a co-ax and then later as a SFMG and finally as a GPMG - the M240 MG.
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Re: Westland Scout
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2018, 02:14:16 am »
I guess the difference is that the downwash from a helo can actively blow sand into the mechanism.
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