LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPED WEAPONS
FN MAG machine gun The FN MAG 7.62mm machine gun is widely used on the Huey, especially in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. In Argentina they use the CITEFA SOPAM and other pylons.
CITEFA MAG gun pod The Argentine Armed Forces research institute CITEFA developed a gun pod to carry one MAG machine gun on each side of the Huey, the pods being used on the Argentine Army attack UH-1HS.
CITEFA ARM-657-A Mamboretá This 57mm rocket launcher was briefly used by Argentine Air Force on its UH-1DS and Hs fitted with Aspid rockets, all locally built.
EDESA rocket launcher The Argentine company EDESA developed a version of the US built M-3 launcher but for the locally built Albatros rocket, which was different to the FFAR. Later they were modified by Argentine Army petty officer Ernesto ‘Harry’ Lencina and called Harry Rocket Launchers.they are still in service with Argentine Army UH-1HS.
CITEFA IIAE-238 An Argentine version of the LAU-61/A rocket pod, used by Argentine Air Force UH-1HS and Bell 212 and Argentine Army UH-1HS.
CITEFA Gallo I, II and Pato In Argentina, CITEFA modified the LAU-32/A rocket pod to fire the Albatros rockets and called it the Gallo I, later replaced by the six tube Gallo II, which was lighter. Later, the Pato launcher was built, with nine unshrouded tubes. CITEFA launchers for Pampero rockets The Argentine CITEFA developed the Pampero 105mm rocket and a number of launchers for use on Argentine Army Hueys.the first launcher was the cylindrical Yaguareté for six rockets, made of aluminium. It was followed by the lighter rectangular Microbio, also for six rockets. Lastly, a seven tube version of the Yaguareté was also tested.
CITEFA Martín Pescador This air-to-surface short range missile was developed in Argentina during the 1970s and tested on an Argentine Army UH-1H Huey, serial AE-405, during the 1980s, but it was never launched.
CITEFA mount for 12.7mm machine gun CITEFA built a mount for a door-operated 12.7mm Browning M-3 machine gun, used by the Argentine Army Hueys, as well as one for rocket launchers with a mount for a Browning M-2HB machine gun.
BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
Avibrás MTR 762 gun pod During the 1970s, the Brazilian company Avibrás tested a gun pod for a single MAG machine gun, installed on the forward pylon of the Huey, with the ammunition inside the cabin.
Avibrás Armament Subsystem A weapons pylon was developed by this company for use on Brazilian Air Force Hueys, consisting of an Avibrás-built seven tube 70mm rocket launcher and a MAG machine gun that could be fitted to fire forward or to be operated by the door gunner.the system is still operational today.
A CITEFA built MAG machine gun pylon developed for the Argentine Army Hueys.
An Avibrás MTR 762 gun pod on the forward mount of a Brazilian Air Force Huey.
A CITEFA mount for a 12.7mm Browning M2 machine gun on an Argentine Army UH-1H.