Sikorsky Aircraft S-70 (UH-60 Blackhawk / MH-60 / SH-60 Seahawk)

Medium Utility Helicopter

Sikorsky UH-60 © Mike Vallentin
Photo ©: Mike Vallentin
The Sikorsky S-70 (UH-60 / MH-60 / SH-60) is a medium twin-engined multi-purpose helicopter with a capacity of 14 Passengers produced by the American manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft. Military designation of the S-70A helicopter is UH-60 Blackhawk (US Army). Naval S-70B helicopters are designated MH-60 & SH-60 Seahawk. US Coast Guard designation is HH-60 / MH-60 Jayhawk. The main operation field of civil S-70 helicopters is firefighting (S-70 Firehawk).
The Sikorsky S-70 is still in production today with more than 4000 built helicopters (as of 2014). There have been several different variant in production since 1974.
Crew2
Passengers14
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric T700-GE-701C
Engine Power (each)1417 kW1900 shp
max. Cruise Speed282 km/h152 kts
  175 mph
max. Speed (vne)361 km/h195 kts
  224 mph
Service Ceiling5.791 m19.000 ft
Rate of climb472 m/min1550 ft/min
Range591 km319 NM
367 mi.
Empty Weight5.225 kg11.519 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight10.659 kg23.499 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/4
Main Rotor Diameter16,36 m53 ft 8 in
Tail Rotor Diameter3,35 m10 ft 12 in
Rotor Disc Area210,2 m2263 ft
Length (Fuselage)15,26 m50 ft 1 in
Length19,76 m64 ft 10 in
Height5,13 m16 ft 10 in
First Flight17.10.1974
Production Statusin production
Production Range1974 -
ICAO CodeH60
FAA TCDSH2NE, H3NE, H4NE, H5
Data for (Version)Sikorsky UH-60L
VariantsUH-60 Black Hawk, SH-60 Seahawk, HH-60 Pave Hawk, HH-60 Jayhawk, VH-60 White Hawk, S-70A Firehawk, S-70C Firehawk, S-70i Black Hawk, T-70

[Photo-ID: 7851] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Sikorsky MH-60R, United States Navy, 166583, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Sikorsky
MH-60R
United States Navy
Reg.: 166583
 
[San Diego off-airport (Coronado Island)]
[Photo-ID: 3337] Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Sikorsky S-70A-42 Black Hawk, Austrian Armed Forces / Bundesheer, 6M-BD, c/n 70-2748, Karsten Palt, 2010Sikorsky
S-70A-42 Black Hawk
Austrian Armed Forces / Bundesheer
Reg.: 6M-BD
c/n: 70-2748
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]
[Photo-ID: 3338] Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Sikorsky S-70A-42 Black Hawk, Austrian Armed Forces / Bundesheer, 6M-BD, c/n 70-2748, Karsten Palt, 2010Sikorsky
S-70A-42 Black Hawk
Austrian Armed Forces / Bundesheer
Reg.: 6M-BD
c/n: 70-2748
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]
[Photo-ID: 6230] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk, United States Navy, 164079, c/n 70-0645, Karsten Palt, 2012Sikorsky
SH-60F Seahawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 164079
c/n: 70-0645
 
Oceanhawk
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6231] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk, United States Navy, 164079, c/n 70-0645, Karsten Palt, 2012Sikorsky
SH-60F Seahawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 164079
c/n: 70-0645
 
Oceanhawk
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 1639] Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Sikorsky UH-60L, United States Army, 96-26688, c/n 70-2217, Karsten Palt, 2009Sikorsky
UH-60L
United States Army
Reg.: 96-26688
c/n: 70-2217
 
[Stuttgart (EDDS / STR)]