Designation: UH-60MU

SIKORSKY UH-60MU BLACK HAWK

SIKORSKY UH-60MU Black Hawk

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk was developed for the United States Army in the early 1970s as a replacement for the UH-1 Huey.  The design development competition began in 1972 with the first flight in 1974 and the Sikorsky design declared the winner in 1976.  The first Black Hawks entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979.  The helicopter has proven to be extremely adaptable and versions of it are in use by the Army, Navy, and Air Force as well as numerous foreign nation’s military forces and civilian operators.

The UH-60M version of the Black Hawk is the latest version of the helicopter developed for the U.S. Army it features several upgrades from the original design including all glass cockpit instrumentation, an improved gearbox and engines, and other upgrades.  Two of these received further upgrades to become the UH-60MU with a full fly-by-wire control system and further upgrades to the cockpit instrumentation.

Rotor Diameter 53 ft 8 in

Rotor Diamter

Length 50 ft 1 in

Length

Height 16 ft 10 in

Height

Weight 23,500 pounds (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 183 mph

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 19,000 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 1,380 miles

Range

Engines Two General Electric T700-GE-701D Turboshafts with 2,000 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 3

Crew


Manufacturer
SIKORKSY

Markings
United States Army, 2018

Designation
UH-60MU

Serial Number
06-20017

SIKORSKY VH-34C CHOCTAW

Sirkorsky VH-34C Choctaw

Sirkorsky VH-34C Choctaw

The U.S. Army selected the Sikorsky Choctaw in 1955 as a medium lift cargo and troop transport.  Built as the CH-34A between 1955 and February of 1959, there were 426 Choctaws delivered to the Army.  Others were delivered to the United States Air Force and Navy.   Beginning in 1958 the Choctaw was upgraded to CH-34C standards with the installation of auto-stabilization systems to allow all-weather operations.  Beginning in 1958, several Choctaws were converted to VIP transports for use by the Executive Flight Detachment, and provided helicopter transport for the President until the end of 1964 when all Presidential helicopter operations were transferred to the Marine Corps.  The last Choctaw was retired from U.S. military service in 1974.

Rotor Diamter 56 ft

Rotor Diameter

Length 46 ft 9 in.

Length

Height 15 ft 11 in.

Height

Weight 14,000 (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 123 mph

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 9,500 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 182 miles

Range

Engines One Wright R-1820-84 radial with 1,525 horsepower

Engine

Crew 2 pilots, 12-18 passengers

Crew


Manufacturer
SIKORSKY

Markings
Executive Flight Detachment, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, 1960.

Serial Number
57-1684

Designation
VH-34C

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