Air International 2019-03
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C.Chuanren - Super Seasprites /Military/
HMNZS Te Kaha is currently undergoing upgrades, and future Seasprite SH-2G(I) improvements will be based around the modifications.
Seasprite SH-2G(I) NZ3611 approaches a ship showing its streamlined profile, extended rescue hoist and retracted landing gears.
Seasprite SH-2G(I) NZ3611 in the hover prior to lifting an underslung load from the cab's hook, a fitting that allows the anti-submarine warfare helicopter to be used for humanitarian and vertical replenishment tasks.
The Kongsberg Penguin-equipped SH-2G(I) gives the frigates a credible anti-surface capability. This example, with its fins folded, is a training missile.
Air Force engineers and technicians are responsible for the maintenance and serviceability of the aircraft, seen here in 6 Squadron's hangar.
The SH-2G(l)'s primary anti-submarine warfare munition is the Mk46 lightweight torpedo.
Note the Picatinny rail on the foresight of the door-mounted MAC 58 7.62mm machine gun, allowing the installation of a red-dot sight for easy aiming.
An SH-2G(I) Seasprite deploys flares from the ALE-47 dispenser.
A Seasprite executes a confined landing in a forested clearing near Whenuapai, a training event designed to improve the aircrew’s handling coordination and communication.