Versions: UH-60A, UH-60L, UH-60Q Blackhawk, AH-60L, Eh-60A, MH-60A, MH-60K, MH-60L, HH-60G, MH-60G Pavehawk, & VH-60H.
Type: Infantry Squad Transport Helicopter, Other uses as well.
These helicopters are mostly used as troop transports, but some versions are used for attack as well as defense. It is a versatile helicopter and makes use of titanium in the blades as well as in other parts of the helicopter. It takes advantage of some of the latest technology, thus increasing its performance, survivability, and easy operation. Its light alloy frame can withstand a vertical or horizontal impact and remain 85 percent intact. The two 1,210kW (1,622 shp) GE T700-GE-70C turboshafts run it. Later those were replaced with 1,342kW (1,800shp) engines. The helicopter can carry up to 32 Hellfires can be carried and it can travel up to 1,200 nautical miles (2,222km, 1,381 miles) without refueling when using external stores support system (ESSS). Two pairs tail rotor blades crossbeam anti-torque thrust. Fixed wing large enough for controlled landing on a runway if tail rotor losed.
UH-60A helicopter won the United States Army Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in December 17 1976. 2,000th helicopter was delievered in May 1994.
WO: 2.36m (7’9’’) MCS: UH-60A 139kt (257km/h, 160mph)
L: 19.76m (64’10’’) UH-60L 159kt (294km/h, 182mph)
H: 5.13 (16’10’’) MSL: 160kt (296km/h, 184mph)
SC: UH-60A 5,790m (19,000’) UH-60L 5,835m (19,140’)