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May 03, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

Let's honor this awesome machine. Please discuss, post links, pics and video's to the Back Hawk here.

The Berzerker Black Hawk Helicopter That Helped Kill Osama bin Laden:

The UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.

General characteristics
Crew: 2 pilots (flight crew) with 2 crew chiefs/gunners
Capacity: 2,640 lb of cargo internally, including 14 troops or 6 stretchers, or 8,000 lb (UH-60A) or 9,000 lb (UH-60L) of cargo externally
Length: 64 ft 10 in (19.76 m)
Fuselage width: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)
Rotor diameter: 53 ft 8 in (16.36 m)
Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m)
Disc area: 2,260 ft (210 m)
Empty weight: 10,624 lb (4,819 kg)
Loaded weight: 22,000 lb (9,980 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 23,500 lb (10,660 kg)
Powerplant: 2 General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft, 1,890 hp (1,410 kW) each

Never exceed speed: 193 knots (222 mph, 357 km/h)
Maximum speed: 159 kn (183 mph, 295 km/h)
Cruise speed: 150 kn (173 mph, 278 km/h)
Combat radius: 368 mi (320 nmi, 592 km)
Ferry range: 1,380 mi[98] (1,200 nmi, 2,220 km) with ESSS stub wings and external tanks[101]
Service ceiling: 19,000 ft (5,790 m)
Rate of climb: 700 ft/min (3.6 m/s)
Disc loading: 7.19 lb/ft (35.4 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.192 hp/lb (158 W/kg)
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Jan 10, 2020, 03:30 PM
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Need Info for Book

I am writing a book and want to be accurate. In the book, there is a short section where a team of 7. Two pilots drop off and pick up 5 troops with a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. I want the Black Hawk to be equipped with the advanced weapon system to allow pilots to identify and engage static or moving targets with forward firing guns, rockets and laser-designated air-to-ground missiles. My questions are:
1) What model Black Hawk should be used?
2) How does the pilot aim the guns? Can it be with a helmet?
3) Does the pilot shoot the guns with a center console mission grip?
4) For the laser guided missiles, does the co-pilot keep a laser on the target and then fire a missile from a center console mission grip?

Thank you very much for your response. I really just want to be accurate.

Randolph C. Ragland, Jr.
145 Derr Drive
Collegeville, PA
Jan 11, 2020, 03:49 PM
Sikorsky AH-60 DAP (1/160th SOAR) probably. Direct Action Penetrator.
Last edited by Bell47G2; Jan 12, 2020 at 10:35 AM.
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