Missing FRIES option in Editor
Needs Review, Needs TriagePublic

Description

Thank you to both Jonpas and Chairborne for your help on Discord. I have updated the ticket to show FRIES systems in place on UH/MH-60 Blackhawks with external hoist hooks for SAR/Medevac missions as well.

Several variants of US UH-60 helos are missing the ability to equip the FRIES system for fast roping with the ACE FRIES system. The FRIES system is known to be used on all UH-60 variants with the exception of the DAP variant which does not carry troops at all.

Listed specifically under the Special Operations point at the bottom of the page: https://lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/sikorsky-black-hawk-helicopter.html
Shown in detail in the video linked here.

To show that the UH/MH-60 can use both the FRIES system and the hoist on the right side of the troop compartment; as the hoist is higher on the airframe and in front of where the FRIES comes out of the crew compartment. So it is feasible for both systems to be in place on the Blackhawk/Seahawk at the same time.
Better view of locations of hoist and FRIES bar location.
FRIES in use with hoist shown to right and above the FRIES bar.
MH-60 DAP Variant should NOT have FRIES options.
HH-60 coming in on fast rope exercise with FRIES extended.
USAF Pedro HH-60 with FRIES extended on left side of aircraft.
Close up image of US Navy SH-60 with FRIES system in use and hoist overhead on helo as well...rope attached to FRIES.
US Navy SH-60 with FRIES system and hoist.
SH-60 with troops fast roping onto deck of ship using FRIES.
Better view of SH-60 with FRIES and hoist on right side of helo.
Maybe the best view of the FRIES bar extended on the right side of an SH-60 doing fast rope exercise.

All UH-60 helos can have the external hoist removed as referenced below.
No external hoist seen on US Army UH-60.
Other nations UH-60 without hoist attached as well.

Internal image of how FRIES rig is setup inside comparment of Blackhawk:
Red rings for attachment points of ropes to the FRIES rig.
Internal image of FRIES in MH-60.
Foreign S-70 variant of UH-60 with FRIES internal attachments.
Fast Rope attached to FRIES bar inside helo.
Saudi UH-60 with FRIES bar for fast roping:
HH-60 with FRIES in use on both sides of aircraft simultaneously.
Image for the FRIES system in a UH-60 with additional internal fuel tanks.

This is NOT A DAP unlike the name of the photo states.
MH-60L from the 160th sitting outside with FRIES bars extended and ropes already attached

Details

Affected classnames
CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_FFV_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_Unarmed_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_Unarmed_FFV_US, CUP_B_UH60S_USN, CUP_B_MH60S_FFV_USMC, CUP_B_MH60S_USMC, CUP_B_UH1Y_UNA_USMC, CUP_B_UH1Y_Gunship_Dynamic_USMC
coachwill changed Affected classnames from CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_FFV_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_Unarmed_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_Unarmed_FFV_US, CUP_B_UH60S_USN, CUP_B_MH60S_FFV_USMC, CUP_B_MH60S_USMC, CUP_B_UH1Y_UNA_USMC, CUP_B_UH1Y_Gunship_Dynamic_USMC, CFP_B_USMC_MH_60S_Knighthawk_ESSS_x4_DES_01, CFP_B_USMC_MH_60S_Knighthawk_ESSS_x2_DES_01 to CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_FFV_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_Unarmed_US, CFP_B_USARMY_UH60M_Unarmed_FFV_US, CUP_B_UH60S_USN, CUP_B_MH60S_FFV_USMC, CUP_B_MH60S_USMC, CUP_B_UH1Y_UNA_USMC, CUP_B_UH1Y_Gunship_Dynamic_USMC.Jun 12 2018, 7:20 PM
coachwill updated the task description. (Show Details)Jun 12 2018, 9:16 PM
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coachwill added subscribers: jonpas, Chairborne.
coachwill updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 21 2018, 2:20 PM
coachwill updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 21 2018, 2:30 PM

jeez there's a lot of stuff in here...

Having worked as a QA tester on a few flight simulation games in the long ago past it was always seen as better to have more reference points for the folks making the models than anything else so they can get an understanding of what, where and how to make it happen.

yea dont get me wrong its good to have reference material :)