The UH-60 Blackhawk is a military medium lift helicopter used by the United States Army. Specialized variants are used by the US Air Force (HH-60 Pave Hawk), US Navy (SH-60 Seahawk), and US Coast Guard (HH-60 Jayhawk), as well as by other US government agencies and numerous foreign governments.

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  • Chapter 33-2 - The military helicopter that was sent from Boulder to look for the missing Chinook was a Blackhawk.

Blackhawk in flight

Blackhawk on the ground


General Info:
  • Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, door gunner)
  • Capacity: 14 troops or 6 stretchers
  • Length: 64 ft, 10 in.
  • Rotor diameter: 60 ft.
  • Height: 16 ft, 10 in.
  • Empty weight: 10,624 lb
  • Max takeoff weight: 23,500 lb

  • Maximum speed:222 mph
  • Range:368 mi

  • Entered service in 1979, has seen heavy use in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Extensively upgraded over time, with new versions still in production.
  • Primary user is the United States Army, variants used by the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard.
  • Main uses in the Army are troop transport and medical evacuation.
  • Special variants are equipped with precision navigation equipment and aerial refueling, used for search and rescue and to transport special forces.
  • Special "stealth" version was used for the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.


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