OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK DESIGN Modifications to the aircraft for special operations include a forward-facing infra-red (FLIR) video camera pod. This captures the surrounding environment and relays it to the pilot, enabling safe flight in total darkness. The fuel tank, landing gear and body frame are all reinforced, greatly increasing survivability. Even the pilots’ seats are designed to absorb and nullify any critical impact. Many iterations, such as the MH-60G Pave Hawk, also feature an in-flight refuelling probe, to greatly extend the aircraft’s operational flight time. “THE FUEL TANK, LANDING GEAR AND BODY FRAME ARE ALL REINFORCED, GREATLY INCREASING SURVIVABILITY” 64
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