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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk


Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

The UH-60 is a helicopter for different purposes. IT is build by the company Sikorsky. The UH-1 Huey of the company Bell should be replaced and the UH-60 won the competition of the US Army. Its first flight was in the year 1974. Primary it is not a combat helicopter, but it is a transport and support helicopter. So it has got only light weapons like a machine gun. In the helicopter there is space for 14 soldiers. There are also other versions like the MH-60G Pave Hawk and the SH-60F Ocean Hawk. These versions are made als a combat helicopter or as a submarine hunter. This helicopter family of the Black Hawk is very successful and it is exported to other countries.

Technical data about the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Crew 2 men
Length without main rotor 15.25 m
Main rotor diameter 16.36 m
Height 5.18 m
Engines two Generel Electric T700-GE-700 everyone with 1,151 kW
Weapons one M60 MG (caliber: 7.62 mm)
Maximum speed 270 km/h
Maximum takeoff weight 9,200 kg
Range 600 km


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Last Update: 15.12.2004