Saturday, November 22, 2014

UH-60L Black Hawk

UH-60L Black Hawk (Utility helicopter) – 967

Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft
First flight: 17 October 1974
Introduction: 1979
Produced: 1974-present
Number built: about 4,000
Unit cost: $21.3 million (avg. U.S. procurement, 2012)
Developed from: Sikorsky S-70

Crew: 2 pilots (flight crew) with 2 crew chiefs/gunners
1,200 kg of cargo internally, including 11 troops or 6 stretchers, or 4,100 kg of cargo externally
Length: 19.76 m
Fuselage width: 2.36 m
Rotor diameter: 16.36 m
Height: 5.13 m
Disc area: 210 m²
Empty weight: 4,819 kg
Loaded weight: 9,980 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 10,660 kg
Powerplant: 2× General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft, 1,890 hp (1,410 kW) each

Never exceed speed: 357 km/h
Maximum speed: 295 km/h
Cruise speed: 278 km/h
Combat radius: 590 km
Ferry range: 2,200 km with ESSS stub wings and external tanks
Service ceiling: 5,790 m
Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s
Disc loading: 35.4 kg/m²
Power/mass: 158 W/kg

2× 7.62 mm M240H machine guns; or
2× 7.62 mm M134 minigun; or
2× Browning .50 in (12.7 mm) GAU-19 gatling guns
Hardpoints: 4, 2 per ESSS stub wings and provisions to carry combinations of
Rockets: 70 mm (2.75 in) Hydra 70 rockets
Missiles: AGM-114 Hellfire laser guided missiles, AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Other: 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm, 20 mm, or 30 mm M230 gunpods
Bombs: Can be equipped with VOLCANO minefield dispersal system

UH-60M Black Hawk
Improved design wide chord rotor blades, T700-GE-701D engines (max 2,000 shp or 1,500 kW each), improved durability gearbox, Integrated Vehicle Management Systems (IVHMS) computer, and new glass cockpit. Production began in 2006. Planned to replace older U.S. Army UH-60s.

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