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HH-60A

HH-60A: Prototype for the HH-60D rescue helicopter. A modified UH-60A primarily designed for combat search and rescue. It is equipped with a rescue hoist with a 200 ft (60.96 m) cable that has a 600 lb (270 kg) lift capability, and a retractable in-flight refueling probe.

 

General characteristics

Crew: 4 (2 pilots, flight engineer, gunner)

Capacity: max. crew 6, 8–12 troops, plus litters and/or other cargo

Length: 64 ft 10 in (17.1 m)

Rotor diameter: 53 ft 8 in (14.1 m)

Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.1 m)

Empty weight: 16,000 lb (7,260 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 22,000 lb (9,900 kg)

Powerplant: 2 × two General Electric T700-GE-700/701C free-turbine turboshafts, 1,630 shp (1,220 kW) each

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 195 knots (224 mph, 360 km/h)

Cruise speed: 159 kt (184 mph, 294 km/h)

Range: 373 mi (internal fuel), or 508 mi (with external tanks) (600 km, or 818 km)

Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,267 m)

 

Armament

2x 7.62 mm miniguns or

2x 0.50 in machine guns

Onboard Systems

INS/GPS/Doppler navigation

SATCOM satellite communications

Secure/anti-jam communications

LARS (Lightweight Airborne Recovery System) range/steering radio to compatible survivor radios

Automatic flight control

NVG night vision goggle lighting

FLIR forward looking infra-red radar

Color weather radar

Engine/rotor blade anti-ice system

Retractable In-flight refueling probe

Integral rescue hoist

RWR combat enhancement

IR infra-red jamming unit

flare/chaff countermeasure dispensing system