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UH-60 Blackhawk
UH-60 BLACKHAWK
Info
Nation Flag United States United States
Class Transport Helicopter
Cost 25 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 6
Size Medium
Optics

Poor

Speed 300 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 1000 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 600 km
Icon WALB Year 1975
Icon WALB Type Airborne
Weapons
MMG Twin M134 Minigun (7.62mm)

Available to NATO forces, the American Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter transports likely infantry, howitzers, or light tanks and APCs.

HistoryEdit

In the late 1960s, the United States Army began forming requirements for a helicopter to replace the UH-1 Iroquois, and designated the program as the Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS). The Army also initiated the development of a new, common turbine engine for its helicopters that would become the General Electric T700. Based on experience in Vietnam, the Army required significant performance, survivability and reliability improvements from both UTTAS and the new powerplant. The Army released its UTTAS request for proposals (RFP) in January 1972. The RFP also included air transport requirements. Transport aboard the C-130 limited the UTTAS cabin height and length.

The UTTAS requirements for improved reliability, survivability and lower life-cycle costs resulted in features such as dual-engines with improved hot and high altitude performance, and a modular design (reduced maintenance footprint); run-dry gearboxes; ballistically tolerant, redundant subsystems (hydraulic, electrical and flight controls); crashworthy crew (armored) and troop seats; dual-stage oleo main landing gear; ballistically tolerant, crashworthy main structure; quieter, more robust main and tail rotor systems; and a ballistically tolerant, crashworthy fuel system.

Four prototypes were constructed, with the first YUH-60A flying in October 1974. Prior to delivery of the prototypes to the US Army, a preliminary evaluation was conducted in November 1975 to ensure the aircraft could be operated safely during all testing. Three of the prototypes were delivered to the Army in March 1976, for evaluation against the rival Boeing-Vertol design, the YUH-61A, and one was kept by Sikorsky for internal research. The Army selected the UH-60 for production in December 1976. Deliveries of the UH-60A to the Army began in October 1978 and the helicopter entered service in June 1979

The UH-60 entered service with the U.S. Army's 101st Combat Aviation Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division in June 1979. The U.S. military first used the UH-60 in combat during the invasion of Grenada in 1983, and again in the invasion of Panama in 1989. During the Gulf War in 1991, the UH-60 participated in the largest air assault mission in U.S. Army history with over 300 helicopters involved. Two UH-60s (89-26214 and 78-23015) were shot down, both on 27 February 1991, while performing Combat Search and Rescue of other downed aircrews, an F-16C pilot and the crew of a MEDEVAC UH-1H that were shot down earlier that day.

Weapon Edit

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon Twin M134 Minigun
Type MMG No Weapon No Weapon
Name Twin M134 Minigun
Caliber 7.62m
Ammo x 6000
Range Ground = 1050 m
Helicopters = 1050 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 20%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 10%
AP Power N/A
HE Power 1
Icon WALB Suppression 36
Rate of fire 2758 r/min

See AlsoEdit

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