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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk An Overview


This military helicopter costs $21.3 million to construct. It is manufactured by Sikorsky aircraft and is primarily used by the Army for medium-lift utility transport.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew consists of a pilot, co-pilot, and crew chief. It is also made to accommodate up to 11 combat troops for transport.

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Some of the unique Sikorsky UH 60 Black Hawk parts include a 4 blade twin-engine. Although not equipped with dedicated weapon systems, it does have 2 pintel mounts on either side of the airframe. There is an M240 mm machine gun .50 caliber G AU 19/A machine gun. There is also an M60 GP 7.62 mm machine gun equipped to the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The UH-60 Blackhawk also has 1560 shaft horsepower turbo engines. The rotor blades are made of titanium, they are capable of detecting loss of rotor pressurization or damage.

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is meant to behave like a utility assault medivac. In 1981, this helicopter began conversion to becoming complete in performing medivac roles. This is an overall amazing piece of military equipment.

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