Gear: H60 Blackhawk

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H60 Blackhawk

Sikorsky Aircraft
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Aircraft
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Description:

The Black Hawk is the primary division-level transport helicopter, providing dramatic improvements in troop capacity and cargo lift capability compared to the UH-1 Series "Huey" it replaces. The UH-60A, with a crew of three, can lift an entire 11-man fully-equipped infantry squad in most weather conditions. It can be configured to carry four litters, by removing eight troop seats, in the MedEval role. Both the pilot and co-pilot are provided with armor-protective seats. Protective armor on the Black Hawk can withstand hits from 23mm shells. The Black Hawk has a cargo hook for external lift missions. The Black Hawk has provisions for door mounting of two M60D 7.62mm machine guns on the M144 armament subsystem, and can disperse chaff and infrared jamming flares using the M130 general purpose dispenser. The Black Hawk has a composite titanium and fiberglass four-bladed main rotor, is powered by two General Electric T700-GE-700 1622 shp turboshaft engines, and has a speed of 163 mph (142 knots).

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    jasonnorthern, Fri, 01 Jun 2007 20:39:15 UTC.
    1st review

    This is police helio every department should have. plenty of room for SWAT and anything else you could need, but alittle expensive

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    gh6912, Mon, 18 Jun 2007 03:53:03 UTC.

    Good ruged helicopter. A bit expensive but great for SWAT operations. Powerful engins, nice cruising speed, and a glass cockpit. One great chopper!!

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    lawman07, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:32:08 UTC.

    I always wanted to learn to fly one of those things.

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    TRoar26, Wed, 12 Sep 2007 03:14:36 UTC.

    Hell yeah this is sweet

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    Sheepdog267, Sun, 23 Sep 2007 08:02:03 UTC.

    The perfect helicopter for combat. The only improvement needed is to replicate the Huey's distinct and adredalin initiating "thump, thump, thump" upon approach. (Vietnam era vets will understand this).

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    scott557, Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:15:46 UTC.

    Fun to fly in. Nice protection from the bad guys. Try a ride at 160 mph about a oot over the trees!

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    johayes, Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:32:57 UTC.

    Totally awsom helo there is no end to how many weapon's systems yo can put on this craft and talk about a rush rapelling out of them!

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    Lynn1351, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 06:02:38 UTC.

    awesome machine!

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    ahk_51, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 05:56:42 UTC.

    I love this aircraft... work on it for 5 years!!... and sheep I REMEMBER that Thumping sound from the UH-1 Huey's.. i got to fly 1 before they took it out of service in 2006.

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    K_MON, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 01:36:31 UTC.

    I like it I would agree SWAT does need one. I just want to fly it one time.

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    TheSarge, Mon, 10 Mar 2008 04:25:33 UTC.

    Yes, sir, would like one of these bad boyz. Would give 'dropping in' new meaning...

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    Palmes, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 02:00:28 UTC.

    I would love to have one...it would be a good way to beat traffic that doesn't ever get out of the damn way!

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    SSchmitz, Fri, 11 Apr 2008 05:49:53 UTC.

    Its a good bird but their starting to get old..... and typical military they always wait to long to come out with something new..... hell we still use the M9

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    cgingo, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:49:53 UTC.

    Saw them in operation in the box. They are awesome.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 12 May 2008 23:24:48 UTC.

    Awesome bird. Think we should have one in our department

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    sfcwiegert, Wed, 14 May 2008 13:36:14 UTC.

    During many flights while in the Army, very reliable and smooth flights under extreme situations. Very forgiving for unexperiernced flyers.

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    sup3rman, Fri, 23 May 2008 08:03:46 UTC.

    I would love to fly one of these someday.

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    DarkBlue, Fri, 23 May 2008 16:39:36 UTC.

    Nice Bird. Every Department should have one. ")

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    Anonymous, Wed, 04 Jun 2008 08:08:20 UTC.

    awesome

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 05:27:47 UTC.

    Great Helicopter made right here in my state!

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    Posse44, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 02:50:37 UTC.

    Don't fly low over a house with shingles. Pulls them right off.

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    animal1, Fri, 01 Aug 2008 21:06:49 UTC.

    Light em up!!!!

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    JamesPolk, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 05:49:14 UTC.

    There is nothing better than fly in one of this just above the trees.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 18 Oct 2008 00:44:13 UTC.

    One of the top aircraft to have in your department. UH-1 transport helicopter known as the Black hawk, was the best equipment to have patrolling our U.S. Border. Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent under (DOJ) and now apart of the new DHS.

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    blue1132, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 01:20:33 UTC.

    Best dang helicopter in the military inventory!!!

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    tlhorne, Thu, 12 Feb 2009 18:59:28 UTC.

    I was a crewchief on this aircraft for six years in the military. I enjoyed crewing on it.

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    colt225, Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:08:36 UTC.

    The best and famous of most birds.

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    hbg522, Sun, 24 May 2009 16:15:22 UTC.

    one hell of a ride

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    MarineMPSpecReac, Wed, 10 Jun 2009 06:33:32 UTC.

    In the Marine Corps we don't have Black Hawks, but we do a lot of joint work with the Army and DEA and other services. We get inserted for Ops and extractions. I have to say I've had some wild rides and I prefer this as a troop transport helo over other troop transport rotor craft.

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    thekingbeav, Fri, 03 Jul 2009 22:37:48 UTC.

    Best helicopter Ive ever flown in. Very practical militarily, tactically, and for civilian use. Very high crash survivability compared to most helicopters. Awesome!

    I keep suggesting our office gets one but so far no joy...

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    Punisher81, Sun, 16 Aug 2009 08:59:48 UTC.

    What a bird! I was on one not to long ago with are agency and it was out of control... I dont ride roller coasters but these i think i could get comfortable in.

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    CitarellaSWAT, Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:20:27 UTC.

    My dad flew the Uh60 black hawk for years and he has yet to see or fly a better helicopter.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:56:33 UTC.

    I was stationed with the Army Aviation Command in the Federal Mart Bldg down town St. Loulis, Mo. I monitored the progress of the UH60 delivery to the Military. I had the honor to monitor the 1st two that were dilivered to the Army. It is one fantastic machine, I was in and out of the Huey in Nam and there is no comparrison to the UH 60 power wise or firepower wise.

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    7yt43tquma, Sat, 31 Oct 2009 10:02:55 UTC.

    Would love to learn to fly this baby, it is a powerful war helo.......

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    HawkDriver, Fri, 30 Apr 2010 07:18:11 UTC.

    Flew Hawks for 6 years after starting out in Hueys. Hueys were great, but 50's tech can't compare to 70's tech, especially when engines and avionics are upgraded. Maintenence can be an issue, so a good ground crew is essential. Extremely powerful and versatile aircraft.

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    Rocky_Racoon, Tue, 14 Sep 2010 03:11:19 UTC.

    Used for deploying, fast roping, para-trooping, para-rescue, putting out fires, cover fire, and reconnaissance. When you see this, give a salute and I'll wink back. And you! Yeah you, with the meth lab! Pack it up and hit the dirt!

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  • shadow_officer, Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:03:28 UTC.

    This is a great aircraft, and should be used if they can get their hands on it.

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    pvasta, Fri, 10 Jun 2011 03:23:56 UTC.

    As a US. Army Blackhawk pilot I can attest to the outstanding attributes of this aircraft. However, as a Deputy Sheriff, I dare say there is not an municipal agency out there that could afford to operate and maintain this aircraft.

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    keeneagle, Thu, 01 Dec 2011 05:52:47 UTC.

    One of the best pieces of equipment ever made

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