US UH-60 Black Hawk specifications grounded at Ukrainian Army Base. PHOTO/Reuters
JAKARTA – Helicopter The Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk United States of America (US) has now been deployed to fill the combat fleet Ukraine . The delivery of these helicopters came unannounced because the UH-60 Black Hawk was not included in any aid package and had not been mentioned by US or Ukrainian officials.
In the Twitter upload @DI_Ukraine, it shows a black helicopter with a blue and a little white pattern equipped with the Ukrainian flag. According to Eurasiantimens, this design is similar to the UH-60A previously flown by Ace Aeronautics, LLC, a US company headquartered in Guntersville, Alabama.
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Some have speculated it could be a helicopter previously purchased from US Army stock and refurbished for the benefit of the American company Ace Aeronautics, LLC.
Black Hawk himself has a lot of experience in various special operations. Especially when helping the US Army carry out missions in Afghanistan.
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is the US Army’s primary, twin-engine medium transport and air attack aircraft. The UH-60 Black Hawk is equipped with a single 4 blade rotor and a single 4 blade tail rotor.
The two engines that are carried are the General Electric T700-GE-701 turboshaft with each having 1,560 horsepower. This vehicle made by Sikorsky is capable of carrying a crew of four consisting of a pilot, co-pilot and two crew chiefs.
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In addition, this helicopter is also equipped with troop accommodation to transport 11 combat troops complete with their equipment. For its own maximum capacity can reach 20 personnel with light equipment.
For self-defense, the Black Hawk is equipped with the AN/APR-39(v)1 radar warning receiver, as well as the AN/ALQ-144 infrared countermeasures system.
The speed of this helicopter reaches 150 knots or around 277 km/hour. With a range of 320 nautical miles or 592 km. The weight of the helicopter when fully loaded with 11 passengers reaches 2640 lbs or 1197 kg.
Although not equipped with a dedicated weapons system, the UH-60 is equipped with two pintle mounts capable of holding weapons such as machine guns.
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