Gavin Hawks
 
 
Update of Carter Predecessor of Gavin Hawks [GH].
 
Versions:

  • (Update 15th Jan 2016): Gavin Super Sea Cock [GS2C] MK0, RDL design based on an upgraded version of autogyro carrying up-to two passengers//pilots & taking off & landing vertically on land &/or [//] water.  
  • (Update 6th Nov 2014, revised 15 Jan 2016): RDL Subproject combination GS2C [GS2C2]  MK(x),  x=1-to-7 --- Several versions of GS2C2: 
  1. where x=1, operating w/a seaplane, now equipped//attached to a RDL designed sea-hull-attachment & w/one or more rotors to takeoff & land on land//water, all vertically, powered by whatever fuel used by the attached seaplane, with detachable portions of the attached seaplane's wings (not required for flight, takeoff nor landing)   
  2. Where x = 2, similar to the above, but  shall (solely) use a hydrogen fuel cell  as the  primary power. 
  3. Where x = 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, otherwise similar to the above, but (primary) power is electricity, from batteries (x=3)//sunlight (x=4)//electrical generators using a hydrogen fuel cell (x=5)//hybrid fuel sources (x=6)//some more complicated combination (x=7). 
  • RDL's Subproject Gavin Jr Hawk  MK0 [GS0] -- A piloted autogyro, powered by fossil fuel [FF] (gasoline) engine built by Triumph. As a Gavin Hawk, it is similar to a flying motorcycle or motorcycle gyro,  but with a narrow, electrically driven rear wheel and two narrow, electrically driven (and shrouded) front wheels. The electrically driven wheels, on takeoff, switch to also drive an extremely rear mounted propeller, which provides sufficiently forward motion to autorotate the undriven, two-bladed rotor for taking off, climbing into the sky, flying (& landing). For road use, the two-bladed rotor is aligned to the machine so that it can be driven on the road and operated very similarly as a motorcycle. For road use. this Gavin Junior's wheels are much thinner than the (illustrated) motorcycle wheels, and equipped with  electric drivers to make them powered by electricity, produced FF engine, or by a hydrogen fuel cell  [HFc], when a suitable one is available
This version also uses shrouded, instead of retractable, wheels.  These generate much  lower air drag, at speeds of 200+ mph, in the air. The two front wheels also serve, when flying, as forward mounted rudders instead of tail assemblies... with elevator planes fitted between them.

The two-bladed rotor can be aligned parallel to the direction of movement along the road, to avoid contact with other vehicles (and roadside obstructions) until a 40'-wide, open, 100'-to-200' long landing-strip is available for non-vertical takeoffs and landings.
  • Gavin Sport MK1 [GS1] -- 1-to-2 passenger, piloted autogyro, powered by fossil fuel [FF] (gasoline) engine
  • Gavin Sport MK2 [GS2] -- 0-to-2 passenger, pilotless autogyro, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell [HFc] to supply electricity for the propeller's driving motor, otherwise similar to just above, & equipped with an electric drive for the rotor to allow vertical takeoffs & landings
  • Gavin Super Hawk MK1 [GSH1]-- 1-to-10 passenger piloted autogyro. Gavin Super Hawks are equipped to carry Metal Storm Advanced Weapons [MSAW] and/or GiaBats, including SuperGiaBats. MSAWs use two types:
  1. 10 multiple barrels, stacked with 9mm bullets, &/or
  2. 10 multiple barrels, stacked with 40mm rocket propelled grenade missiles.

Each type is capable of firing 1k up-to one million bullets/minute, & are provided for adequate defense of large flocks of Gavin Hawks from attack by: Aircraft carried; cannon or machine guns, air-to-air rockets &/or ground based ground-to-air rockets.

  • Gavin Super Hawk MK2 [GSH2]-- 0-to-10 passenger, pilotless autogyro, otherwise similar to just above, & equipped with an electric drive for the rotor to allow vertical takeoff & landing.
  • Gavin SuperSea Hawk MSK2 [GSSH2] (Sea Hawk for short)-- 0-to-10 passenger, pilotless autogyro, similar to the GSH1 (and GSH2 above, but not necessarily equipped with an electric drive for the rotor (to allow vertical takeoffs & landings) but otherwise the same. The GSSH2 hull is always designed to be able to land or takeoff directly on water, & can also be equipped to takeoff and land, on land, instead; also, optionally, vertically, or on a short (100'-to250') landing strips. 
  • Master Chief Super Hawk MK2 [MCSH1]-- 2 passenger, dual-pilot autogyro, similar to just above but equipped as a Mother Hawk to control up-to-four, up-to-500-Gavin-Hawk-strong flocks of pilotless autogyros, ie carrying-up-to 18k passengers. This MCSH1 is internally equipped the same way: But, hulled as a seagoing Sea Hawk, similar to a GSSH2, but designated as an GSSH1).
  • Master Chief Super Hawk MK0 [MCSHZero]-- pilotless autogyro, similar to just above, but armed, similar to Predator or  Boeing Reaper, to defend up-to-four, up-to-500-Gavin-Hawk-strong flocks of pilotless autogyros, ie carrying-up-to 18,000 passengers. (This can also be seagoing Gavin SuperSea Hawk, similar to a GSSH2, but designated as a GSSHZero). This MK0 may be equipped with 5-to-10 Hellfires, carry 50 GiaBats [SGB], and 5-to-10 SuperGiaBats with MiniHellfires.
  • This MCSHZero can be internally equipped in the same way but with a seagoing hull, as a  Gavin SuperSea Hawk, similar to a GSSH2, but designated as a GSSHZero).
  • Please note that the introduction of Sea Hawk's capability to land on water, makes it possible for Amalric IIIs (operating as Mobile-Micro-Airports [MMA]) to service double the total number of Gavin Hawks and Gavin SuperSea Hawks/day or /hour, by landing, refueling and taking off on decks (and roofs of shipping containers and GaviHas) and take off and land on the nearby sea surface, at the same time.
  • Also, the introduction of GiaBats and SuperGiaBats, carried by Gavin Hawks (GaviHas aboard the Amalric IIIs, as well as Mother Hawks in the sky above), makes the defense of traveling passengers (and troops) aboard, very much improved: At, very low cost and lowered danger to soldiers working on defense. SuperGiaBats are typically armed with miniaturized (fire-and-forget) Mini-Hellfires, reduced to deliver 1-to10kg warheads.
  • GaviSuperSeaHawk: [DSSH] (very similar to Gavin SuperSea Hawk, and blended with GaviHas features & facilities: But, about double the size), for 1-to-10 passengers (equipped for overnight residence by 1-to-6 residents), pilotless autogyro, powered by hydrogen-fuel-cell [HFc] (to provide electricity), similar to the GSH2 above, equipped with electric drives for two powered rotors, to allow vertical takeoff and landing.  The hull is designed to land and takeoff directly on water or land: And, also, optionally, vertically or on a short (100'-to250') landing strip or on open water. This Gavin Hawk is designed to carry heavy loads (as required in GaviHas) up to 140 MPH in the air (in clement weather) to relocate among residential sites on farms, near rivers or sea shores... or on land.