Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk

ASW/ASST/SAR helicopter
Max Speed
150 kt / 173 mph
Max Range
583 km / 362 miles
main rotor diam. 16.36 m / 53 ft 8 in length 19.76 m / 64ft 10 in height 5.18 m / 17 ft 0 in
empty 6,191 kg / 13,648 lb max. take-off 9,926 kg / 21,884 lb
two 1260-kW (1,690-shp) General Electric T700-GE-401 turboshafts
door guns, Hellfire missiles, Stinger missiles, rockets
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, China, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Morocco, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Taiwan, United States
Aircraft Overview:

Few helicopters are built to endure every possible situation that may arise. However, the UH-60 is definitely one of these, boasting a massive variety of features on the UH-60 base variant alone, let alone the vast array of variants created for special operations, pure transport, electronic warfare, and many other duties. Boasting an aerodynamic design and high top speed, the UH-60 has an amazing survivability rate, able to deter most threats and survive direct hits from those that make it past the Black Hawk's defenses. The UH-60 remains the backbone of US Army aviation squadrons, and can oft be seen in photographs flying in tight formations, everywhere from Iraq to Afghanistan and beyond. Even the multiple variants of the Blackhawk are widely renowned for their efficiency despite being modified from a utilitarian design. These include the HH-60 Jayhawk/Rescue Hawk used by the US Coast Guard for essential SAR (Search-And-Rescue) duties and the MH-60 PaveHawk which was used on the famous May 1st raid, on which Al Quaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden was reportedly shot and killed.

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