Specifications for the
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Medium Lift Transport Helicopter
Focus Model: Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: General Electric / United Technologies - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1979
Length: 50.07 ft (15.26 m)
Width: 53.67 ft (16.36 m)
Height: 12.34ft (3.76 m)
Weight (Empty): 11,517 lb (5,224 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 24,500 lb (11,113 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft engines developing 1,800 shaft horsepower while driving a four-blade main rotor and four-blade tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 183 mph (294kmh; 159 kts)
Maximum Range: 363 miles (584km)
Service Ceiling: 18,996 ft (5,790 m; 3.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,550 feet per minute (472 m/min)
Hardpoints: 4 (optional attachment)
2 x 7.62mm Machine Guns on side-cabin pintle mounts
OPTIONAL: External Stores Support System (ESSS) offering up four hardpoints.
16 x Hellfire anti-tank missiles
2 x External 230 gallon fuel tanks
2 x External 450 gallon fuel tanks
Mine Dispersal Systems
2 x GAU-19 12.7mm Gatling Guns
2 x M240H 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG)
SPECIAL OPERATIONS BLACKHAWK (MH-60L DAP):
2 x M134D Gatling Guns (fixed forward or door guns)
2.75" rocket pods
30mm chain gun
YUH-60A - Prototype Model Designation
UH-60 - Main Model Series Designation
UH-60A - Base US Army Model Designation; fitted with General Electric T700-GE-700 engines.
UH-60A RASCAL - Rotorcraft-Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory for use by NASA.
UH-60C - Command and Control Variant
UH-60E - Proposed Troop Transport Variant for USMC
UH-60J (S-70-12) - Export model for Japanese Air/Maritime Self Defense Forces; produced under license by Mitsubishi.
UH-60JA - Export model for Japanese Ground Self Defense Force; produced under license by Mitsubishi.
UH-60L - Improved UH-60A featuring T700-GE-701C engines, revised gearbox and flight control system.
UH-60M - Standardized version featuring new avionics systems, improved composite main rotor with wider chord, improved gearbox, revised cockpit instrumentation with IVHMS computer and reinforced fuselage.
UH-60P - Export model for South Korea based on UH-60L.
UH-60Q "Dustoff" - MedEvac model; becoming the HH-60A.
EH-60A - ECM Jammer configuration; since brought back to UH-60A standard.
YEH-60B - Prototype Model fitted with specialized radar systems and avionics.
EH-60C - Specialized Equipment and Antenna; since reverted back to UH-60A standard.
EUH-60L - Fitted with specialized equipment for Army Airborne Command and Control.
EH-60L - Upgraded EH-60A model.
HH-60G - Combat Rescue model
HH-60L - Modified UH-60L model for MedEvac
HH-60M - UH-60M model modified for MedEvac role.
MH-60A - FLIR-equipped for special mission use; updated avionics and navigation system; air-to-air refueling capability; fitted with General Electric T700-GE-701 series engines.
MH-60K - Special Operations Black Hawk for 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment; fitted with in-flight refueling probe; terrain-following radar.
MH-60L "Direct Action Penetrator" - Special Operations Blackhawk for 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment; fitted with 30mm chain gun, 2.75" rocket pods and M134D Gatling guns (door mounted or fixed forward).
MH-60R - Converted SH-60B model
MH-60S - United States Navy development; combat SAR duty; formerly designated as CH-60; fusion of SH-60 automatic flight control system and folding airframe elements for carrier storage and the base UH-60 airframe.
HH-60 "Pave Hawk" - USAF model series designation.
SH-60 "Seahawk" - USN model series designation.
VH-60D "Nighthawk" - USMC VIP HH-60D models for use as Presidential transport; fitted with T700-GE-401C engines.
VH-60N "Whitehawk" - USMC VIP UH-60A model for use as Presidential transport; nine examples produced.
AH-60L "Arpia III" - Export model for use by Columbia; fitted with FLIR, revised electronics and radar; provision for rockets and machine guns; developed to Columbian Air Force specifications.
AH-60L "Battle Hawk" - Proposed Export Model for use by Australian Army; never produced.
S-70A - Sikorsky Military Export Model Series Designation
S-70A-1 "Desert Hawk" - Export model for Saudi Arabian Army
S-70A-L1 "Desert Hawk" - Export MedEvac model for Saudi Arabian Army
S-70-5 - Philippine Air Force Export Model
S-70A-9 - Australian Army Export Model
S-70-11 - Jordanian Air Force Export Model
S-70-12 - Japanese Air/Maritime Self Defense Forces Search and Rescue (SAR) Export Model.
S-70-14 - Brunei Export Model
S-70-16 - Developmental Test Model for Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM 332 series engines.
S-70-17 - Turkish Export Model
S-70-19 (WS-70) - Westland license-production Black Hawk built in UK.
S-70-21 - Egyptian Export Model
S-70-24 - Mexican Export Model
S-70-26 - Moroccan Export Model
S-70-27 - Hong Kong Export Model
S-70A-42 - Austrian Export Model
Argentina; Australia; Austria; Bahrain; Brazil; Brunei; Chile; China; Columbia; Egypt; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Philippines; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; South Korea; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; United States