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Fast roping release unit 1500kg

The Fast Rope Release unit 1500kg is a manually released, compact, lightweight mechanism deployed for fast rope or repelling applications from a rotary winged aircraft offering exceptional load carrying capacity for its size and weight.

Reliable and fail-safe keeperless configuration operated manually by aircrew.

Ultra-safe manually operated quick release pin prevents inadvertent, undesired and unsupervised release.

Single point attachment allowing for a wide range of installations.


Fast roping release unit 1500kg

SKU 198CA42 Categories ,


The Hawk has been selected by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for installation on MCH-101 Merlin.

Keeperless design eliminates potential for roll-out.


Hook specification

Part number: 198CA42
Design load: 1,500 Kg (3306.9lb)
Ultimate design strength load: 6,750 Kg (14881.2lb)
Mechanical release capacity: 3,750 Kg (min)
Release: Manual Lever & Cable
Force requirement for mechanical relelase at 500-1500kg: 1.5 – 9.0 Kgf (1.26″ x 1.61″)
Minimum release load: 0 Kg
Unit weight: 1.3 Kg (2.86lb)
Overall dimensions: 133 mm * 140 mm * 117 mm
Shock load resistance: 300G


Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 133 × 140 × 117 mm
Design Load | LC

3,306lb (1,500Kg)

Ultimate Load | BF Min

14,881.2lb (6,750Kg)

Mechanical Release Capacity

3,750 Kg (min)


Manual Lever & Cable

Minimum release load


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