U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk

U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk

The Blackhawk a primary aircraft for the U.S. Army and has been for over 35 years. This incredible aircraft has been used for numerous missions including delivering and extracting troops from combat zones, medevac, providing supplies to troops, delivering supplies during natural disasters, aerial firefighting, and patrolling the border. The U.S. Army has nearly 2,400 Blackhawks.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The aircraft is equipped to carry 8,000 pounds of cargo on the external hook!
  • The Blackhawk is able to fly on only one engine!
  • The UH-60 is resistant to anti-craft artillery and has sensors that detect damage!

UH-60 Blackhawk FAST FACTS:

Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Systems

Engines: Two GE T700-GE-401C

Length: 65 feet

Wingspan: 54 feet

Speed: 183 mph

Range: 320 Nautical Miles

Maximum Load: 2,640 pounds or 11 combat-equipped troops

Crew: Four: 2 pilots and 2 crew chiefs

Unit Cost: $21.3 million

Website: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/sikorsky-black-hawk-helicopter.html