Helicopter Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk. Specifications. A photo.


Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk - multipurpose helicopter designed and manufactured with 1979, the US aircraft manufacturer «Sikorsky Aircraft» specifically for US naval forces.


Photo Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk


The Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopter was developed by American aircraft engineers on the basis of the previous and now quite popular Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk model, however, contrary to many existing opinions, the aircraft itself was radically different from this version, mainly in technical and operational terms. ...

Aircraft itself of this model was developed for the US military establishment, and despite the fairly advanced age, helicopter Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk continues to operate to this day.


Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk photo


Initially, the helicopter was designed as an anti-submarine aircraft, which allows not only reconnaissance of air conditions, but also effectively destroy enemy military facilities, in particular, it is about submarines. As armament, the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopter uses three anti-submarine torpedoes, a set of unguided and guided missiles, machine guns of the caliber 7,62 mm. And can carry on board abyssal bombs to create marine minefields. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopter in open combat against the ground forces of the enemy remains very small, in which case the helicopter is more positioned only as an aircraft of fire support.

Depending on version, the helicopter Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk can carry on its board until 15 people, including four crew members, including shooters, and 11-equipped troops. In addition, the helicopter can also be positioned in a transport-cargo aircraft, which allows to carry on board up to 4100 kilogram payload (depending on version), which is also very effective.


Helicopter Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk


Due to a large enough distance flight, the helicopter can be operated in a search-and-rescue vehicle, which is also found extensive use in the US armed forces, and the armed forces of other countries, where the aircraft was later exported.

Powerplant Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk consists of two turboshaft engines General Electric T700-GE-401C total capacity of 3780 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft and high-speed performance and payload. Cruising speed of flight of the aircraft is 250 km \ h., At the time, as the helicopter can accelerate up to speed in 330 km \ h.

Throughout the production period, the helicopter Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk aircraft manufacturers produced «Sikorsky Aircraft» in more than a dozen different versions, including:

  • Sikorsky YSH-60B Seahawk - A basic prototype of the aircraft;
  • Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk - Anti-submarine version of a military helicopter, equipped with special radar and appropriate weapons;
  • Sikorsky NSH-60 Seahawk - Special modified version of the helicopter;
  • Sikorsky CH-60E Seahawk - A project of the transport helicopter landing;
  • Sikorsky SH-60F Oceanhawk - A modified version of version of Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk, equipped with anti-submarine weapons and deep-radar;
  • Sikorsky NSH-60F Seahawk - A modified version of the Sikorsky SH-60F Oceanhawk;
  • Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk - Search and rescue variant of the helicopter used by the US Navy;
  • Sikorsky XSH-60J - A special version developed by request of Japan;
  • Sikorsky SH-60J - ASW variant of the helicopter used the Japanese Navy;
  • Sikorsky YSH-60R Seahawk - A modified version of the helicopter;
  • Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk - An improved version of Sikorsky YSH-60R Seahawk;
  • Sikorsky YSH-60S Knighthawk - An improved version of the aircraft;
  • Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk - The production version of the version of the Sikorsky YSH-60S Knighthawk.


Specifications Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk.


  • Crew: 4 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 11 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 19,75 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 5,2 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 16,35 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 6895 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 9925 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 250 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 330 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 835 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3580 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700-GE-401C (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 1890 hp (Depending on version).


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