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Hello everyone this is my first plane/helicopter request. I saw the "posting guidelines" topic and here i'll put any information i can find about this beautiful heli. Why the UH-60? Because it's one of my favourite helicopters of all time and also because it's probably the most famous, well known and popular helicopters of the world. Several countries are still using it and it saw intense action in every war since it was introduced. It is very pupular among films and videogames too. Playing a lot Delta Force: Black Hawk Down i learnt to love this helicopter and it's present in almost every videogame where you shoot at stuff  ;D
I think it's a key element to every post-Vietnam campaign in-game that involves the US.

All info in this request is here:

I hope someone will find this request interesting and maybe, someday, make it fly.

General characteristics

--- Code: ---Role         Utility helicopter
Manufacturer    Sikorsky Aircraft
First flight 17 October 1974
Introduction 1979
Status         In service
Primary users United States Army
                Japan Self Defense Forces
                Colombian Armed Forces
                Republic of Korea Armed Forces
                Israeli Air Force
Produced 1974–present
Number built about 4,000
Unit cost UH-60: US$21.3 million (avg. U.S. procurement, 2012)
Developed from Sikorsky S-70
Variants Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
                Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk
                Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk
                Mitsubishi H-60

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Specifications & Performance (UH-60L)

--- Code: ---Crew: 2 pilots (flight crew) with 2 crew chiefs/gunners

Capacity: 2,640 lb (1,200 kg) of cargo internally, including 11 troops or 6 stretchers,
or 9,000 lb (4,100 kg) (UH-60L) of cargo externally

Length: 64 ft 10 in (19.76 m)
Fuselage length: 50 ft 1 in (15.27 m)
Fuselage width: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m))
Rotor diameter: 53 ft 8 in (16.36 m)
Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m)
Disc area: 2,260 ft² (210 m²)
Empty weight: 10,624 lb (4,819 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 23,500 lb (10,660 kg)
Rotational speed: Engine 20,900 RPM, main rotor 258 RPM (gear ratio 81:1)
Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft, 1,890 hp (1,410 kW) each
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--- Code: ---- UH-60A Black Hawk: Original U.S. Army version, carrying a crew of four and up to 11 equipped troops.
  Equipped with T700-GE-700 engines. Produced 1977–1989.
  U.S. Army is equipping UH-60As with more powerful T700-GE-701D engines and also upgrading A-models to UH-60L standard.

- UH-60C Black Hawk: Modified version for command and control (C2) missions.

- UH-60L Black Hawk: UH-60A with upgraded T700-GE-701C engines, improved durability gearbox, and updated flight control system.
  Produced 1989–2007. UH-60Ls are also being equipped with the GE T700-GE-701D engine. The U.S. Army Corpus Christi Army
  Depot is upgrading UH-60A helicopters to the UH-60L configuration. In July 2018, Sierra Nevada Corporation proposed upgrading
  some converted UH-60L helicopters for the U.S. Air Force's UH-1N replacement program.

- HH-60L (no official name assigned): UH-60L extensively modified with medical mission equipment.
  Components include an external rescue hoist, integrated patient configuration system, environmental control system,
  on-board oxygen system (OBOGS), and crashworthy ambulatory seats.

- HH-60M Black Hawk: UH-60M with medical mission equipment (medevac version) for U.S. Army.

- MH-60A Black Hawk: 30 UH-60As modified with additional avionics, night vision capable cockpit, FLIR, M134 door guns,
  internal auxiliary fuel tanks and other Special Operations mission equipment in early 1980s for U.S. Army.
  Equipped with T700-GE-701 engines.
  Variant was used by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
  The MH-60As were replaced by MH-60Ls beginning in the early 1990s and passed to the Air National Guard.

- MH-60L DAP: The Direct Action Penetrator (DAP) is a special operations modification of the baseline MH-60L,
  operated by the U.S. Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
  The DAP is configured as a gunship, with no troop-carrying capacity.
  The DAP is equipped with ESSS or ETS stub wings, each capable of carrying configurations of the M230 Chain Gun 30 mm automatic
  19-shot Hydra 70 rocket pod, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles, GAU-19 gun pods,
  and M134 minigun pods, M134D miniguns are used as door guns.

- MH-60K Black Hawk: Special operations modification first ordered in 1988 for use by the U.S. Army's 160th Special Operations
  Aviation Regiment ("Night Stalkers"). Equipped with the in-flight refueling probe, and T700-GE-701C engines.
  More advanced than the MH-60L, the K-model also includes an integrated avionics system (glass cockpit),
  AN/APQ-174B terrain-following radar, color weather map, improved weapons capability,
  and various defensive systems.

- SH-60B Seahawk: Anti-submarine warfare helicopter, equipped with an APS-124 search radar
  and an ALQ-142 ESM system under the nose, also fitted with a 25-tube sonobuoy launcher on the left side and modified
  landing gear; 181 built for the US Navy.

- SH-60F "Oceanhawk": Carrier-borne anti-submarine warfare helicopter, equipped with dipping sonar;
  76 built for the U.S. Navy.

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Weapons Arrangement

--- Code: ---Guns:
2 × 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M240 machine guns
2 × 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M134 minigun or
2 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) GAU-19 gatling guns
Hardpoints: 4, 2 per ESSS stub wings  and provisions to carry combinations of:
Rockets: 70 mm (2.75 in) Hydra 70 rockets
Missiles: AGM-114 Hellfire laser guided missiles, AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Other: 7.62 mm (0.30 in), 12.7 mm (0.50 in), 20 mm (0.787 in), or 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 gun pods
Bombs: Can be equipped with VOLCANO minefield dispersal system. See UH-60 Armament Subsystems for more information.
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New information:

A very interesting website with some 3D works:

Early models cockpit (until UH-60L i think)

Late models onwards

UH-60 with external fuel tanks and wings:

UH-60 gunship with various weapons including AGM-114 Hellfire

Black Hawk with refuelling probe

New information:

Original technical manual of the Black Hawk:

Some examples for possible skins. I was thinking about a classic Olive or Black camo. I included also some photos of the Medevac and Navy skins.

I also found 2 nice images for the modern cockpit of the UH-60. The 1st is at an angle, giving more perspective of the internal instruments; the 2nd is a wider shot with both pilots and instruments on

Did you acquire a photo use permission by the authors of the last two images?

I found these 2 images on Google and i saw the copyright logo on the bottom.
I tried to contact who made the photos but with no success, so i decided to post them here with the original watermark and copyright still visible. (the name of the authors are in the bottom black line, barely visible unfortuantely)
If it's not permitted and if none of the authors contacts me i will change them asap.


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