Used as part of the military fast-drop capability

The HAWK 4000kg Electrical Release has been selected as part of the Quickdrop Electrical Cargo Strop used on the NH90

Releases 4.3 Times Rated load

Capable of releasing 4.3 times rated load mechanically; this extra margin of safety allows the hook to be released in emergency overload situations

Optional Load Measurement

Available with load measurement, which enables the pilot to operate within safe lifting parameters

Hook Specification
Part Number: 172CA42 Dimensions: 208.5(L) x 255.5(H) v 199(W)
Design Load: 4,536 Kg Minimum Release Load: 0 Kg
Proof Load: 13,041 Kg Unit Weight: 8.0 Kg
Ultimate Load: 19,505 Kg (min) Electrical Requirement: 22-28V DC
Mechanical Release Force: 14kg (min) Electrical Connector: MS3470L14-
Release: Manual Lever & Electrical Load Lock: Above 50Kg (secondary)