MH-60S

Overview

The MH-60S “Sierra” is the U.S. Navy’s most versatile helicopter, and performs missions including search-and-rescue, MEDEVAC, utility, and vertical replenishment. The MH-60S deploys today in support of modern maritime security missions like earthquake relief in Haiti, and the first deployment aboard the USS Freedom (LCS-1) to conduct regional security and counter-drug operations.

Specifications

MH-60S Airframe Characteristics

Max. takeoff gross weight 23,500 lb 10,682 kg
Maximum useful load 9,070 lb 4,123 kg
Dash speed 153 kts 284 km/h
Approximate range 245 nm 453 km
Engines (2) T700-GE-401C
Weapons 7.62 mm and 50 cal. guns
Maximum cabin seats 14
Auxiliary fuel Up to two external tanks

MH-60S Airframe Dimensions

Operating length 64 ft 10 in 19.8 m
Operating width 53 ft 8 in 16.4 m
Operating height 16 ft 4.9 m
Folded Length 40 ft 11 in 12.5 m
Folded width 10 ft 8 in 3.3 m
Folded height 13 ft 3 in 4.1 m
Wheelbase 28 ft 11 in 8.8 m
Main rotor diameter 53 ft 8 in 16.4 m
Tail rotor diameter 11 ft 3.3 m
Cabin length 12 ft 7 3.8 m
Cabin width 6 ft 1 in 1.9 m
Cabin height 4 ft 5 in 1.3.m