SIKORSKY SH-60B Seahawk

Sikorsky SH-60B

The SH-60B Seahawk is an anti-submarine helicopter developed from the UH-60A Blackhawk for the U.S. Navy to replace the SH-2 Seasprite.  Development began in the late 1970s with the prototype’s first flight occurring in 1979.  The helicopter features several changes from the U.S. Army’s Blackhawk including; more powerful engines, greater fuel capacity, weapons pylons capable of carrying torpedoes and anti-ship missiles, a surface search radar, and 25 sonobuoys. The Seahawk entered service in 1984 and operated primarily from frigates, destroyers, and cruisers. Upgraded versions continue in service with the U.S. Navy and several foreign navies as of 2017.

Rotor Diameter

53 ft 8 in.

Length

64 ft 8 in.

Height

17 ft 2 in.

Weight

17,758 pounds (loaded)

Maximum Speed

168 mph

Service Ceiling

12,000 ft

Range

450 miles

Engines

Two General Electric T700-GE-401C Turboshafts with 1,890 horsepower each

Crew

3

Manufacturer
SIKORSKY

Markings
Helicopter Anti-Submarine (Light) Squadron 49 (HSL-49), Naval Air Station North Island, California, 2011

Serial Number
162134

Designation
SH-60B

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