UH-1D mounted .50 cal

Dear friends
I submit here a photo from the cover of a french DVD box about the Vietnam war.
It is a picture of a UH1D disembarking , I think, a MACV SOG stick;
Of particular interest is the door mounted 50cal ( an aerial version) with a pintle mount that was normally used on APC ( M113 ie) or tanks…I own a lot of books and manuals dealing with the Hueys in VN but never saw a mount configuration like this one.
Happy modelling you all.
Best
Luca


You’ll likely find this particular weapons mount used in several varying applications from Helos to AFV’s, as it’s used in your photo post isn’t uncommon.

Cajun :crocodile:

.50 cals as door guns were used as a non-standard mount. These were usually made by the unit and did not use any standard mount approved by the US Army.

Here are some other examples:




By the end of the war, there was an actual approved .50 cal mount that could be mounted.

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Thanks alot indeed folks for your infos and pictures !
Best regards from Italy
Luca