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Sikorsky VH-60N Night Hawk

VH-60N Whitehawk - Washington, D.C. (Mar. 8, 2005) ? A VH-60N Whitehawk executive transport helicopter, assigned to Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1), flies over the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., en route to the White House. The VH-60N is a twin engine, all-weather helicopter that supports the executive transport mission for the President of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer?s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain
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Information on the VH-60N Night Hawk

Description
Executive transport helicopter.

Features
The VH-60N is a twin engine, all-weather helicopter flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) and supports the executive transport mission for the President of the United States.

Background
The VH-60N is an executive transport helicopter derived from both the U.S. Army?s UH-60 Black Hawk and the U.S. Navy?s SH-60 Seahawk aircraft. The H-60 family of helicopters is widely used throughout the Department of Defense for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift, and special operations. The VH-60N was first delivered to HMX-1 in 1989 as a replacement for the VH-1N.

Source: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1200&tid=900&ct=1



VH-60N Night Hawk Specifications

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Executive transport.
Contractor: Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies, Stratford, CT.
Date Deployed: 1989.
Propulsion: Two General Electric T700-GE-401 engines.
Length: 64 feet 10 inches (19.6 meters).
Height: 16 feet, 10 inches (5.1 meters).
Weight: Basic: 15,100 lbs. (6,850 kg); Maximum takeoff weight is 22,000 lbs (9,980 Kg).
Crew: Three to four.


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