Brickmania MH-X Ghost Hawk - Advanced...
Brickmania MH-X Ghost Hawk - Advanced Stealth Helicopter
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About the MH-X Ghost Hawk
Stealth helicopters have been in development since the Vietnam War. These early adaptations of stealth focused on reduction in noise rather than radar evasion. However, real advancement occurred in 1978 when the U.S. Army Research and Technology Laboratory and Sikorsky Corporation began work on structural cross sections that reduced radar detection. These designs were applied to the early UH-60 Blackhawk®. As prototypes were developed, there was much secrecy surrounding the various stealth projects of the DoD. In fact, much of what is known about the projects has only been recently made public, largely due to the highly studied Operation Neptune Spear where Sikorsky MH-X Ghost Hawk helicopters were used by the 160th SOAR to insert a team of Naval Special Warfare Developmental Group (DEVGRU) SEALS. During the operation, an MH-X crashed as it approached Osama Bin Laden’s compound. While the details behind the crash are only speculative, it may have had to do with lift reduction caused by hot air and poor aerodynamics. These helicopters proved more difficult to handle as well, as measures were taken to improve the stealthiness of the craft.
While Operation Neptune Spear was a success and highly publicized, the MH-X still hides behind a shadow. Many depictions and renderings of the rotor craft are educated guesses on what the craft should look like. As with many secretive weapons of the United States, we may never know the full capabilities of the MH-X.
Because of the clandestine and stealth nature of this craft, little is known about its exact capabilities.
Speed: 183 mph (294 km/h)
Range: 370 mi (590 km)
Crew: 2 pilots + 2 gunners
2x 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M240 machine guns
2x 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M134 minigun
2x 12.7 mm (0.50 in) GAU-19 gatling guns
Rockets: Hydra 70 unguided rockets in either a 7-tube or 19-tube pod
Missiles: Up to 4x Hellfire laser guided air-to-ground missiles or 2x Stinger heat seeking air-to-air missiles per hardpoint
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
This extremely detailed model features spinning rotors, removable batwings with fuel and weapon pods, operable sliding and latching doors and multiple printed elements. Comes with five detailed minifigs including ‘Cairo’ service dog figure and BrickArms® armaments. Also featured is an adjustable stand with multiple display modes and printed placard.
Designed by Daniel Siskind
1462 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
5x custom minifigs
38 custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
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This set contains small parts and is not intended for childern under 3 years