SH-60B Seahawk Model
The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turbo shaft engine multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the airframe of the United States Army/Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk. The SH-60 Seahawk is still being operated by the U.S. Navy. The SH-60B variant of the Seahawk a twin-engine helicopter was the primary anti-submarine platform used by the U.S. Navy. SH-60B was also used for search and rescue drug interdiction anti-ship warfare cargo lift and special operations. The B version of the Seahawk first flew on February 11 1983. The SH-60B also a Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS Mk III) has a 20deg tractor-type canted tail rotor a controllable stabilator conventional fixed landing gear emergency flotation an external cargo hook a rescue hoist and bomb racks for carrying and launching external stores. In addition it is equipped with a flight-rated auxiliary power unit a sonobuoy-launch system an anti-ice system a fire-extinguishing system an environmental control system an automatic flight control system (AFCS) a single-point pressure refueling system a helicopter in-flight refueling (HIFR) system and the necessary avionics and instrumentation for instrument flight and mission accomplishment. The helicopter design is compatible with ships equipped with a recovery assist securing and traversing (RAST) system and the main rotor blades and tail pylon can be folded for storage. In addition the helicopter can operate on non-RAST equipped combatants and a variety of other naval ships. A total of 260 B version were built.