Pave Hawk Gunner

Staff Sgt. Justin Schramm, an aerial gunner on an HH-60G Pave Hawk scans the countryside while on a mission here. The Pave Hawks are used for Combat Search and Rescue, and have been operated by the U.S. Air Force since 1991. Sgt. Schramm is from Eugene, Ore., and is currently stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Here Schramm is working in the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Photo by Senior Airman Susan Tracy

Staff Sgt. Justin Schramm, an aerial gunner on an HH-60G Pave Hawk scans the countryside while on a mission here. The Pave Hawks are used for Combat Search and Rescue, and have been operated by the U.S. Air Force since 1991. Sgt. Schramm is from Eugene, Ore., and is currently stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Here Schramm is working in the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Photo by Senior Airman Susan Tracy

Is that tube below the machine gun for brass and links?

Comments

  1. Yeah, I think I remember seeing footage from like Vietnam gunships having that. And yes…cool Vader helmet…

  2. It’s called a “maxillofacial shield” and is a standard component of the Air Warrior package. Looks cool, though.

    Nice .50 … so why is the gunner scanning the countryside with an EOTech-equipped M4, I wonder?

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