Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-70/H-60

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: TBA

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.13 m 16.8 ft
Overall Length: 19.76 m 64.8 ft
Overall Width: 16.36 m 53.7 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 12.47 m 40.9 ft
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height: 4.04 m 13.3 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 10,659 kg 23,499 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 10,659 kg 23,499 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed: 289 km/h 156 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: GE T700-GE-401C turbine
Manufacturer: GE Aviation
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 1240 kW 1662 hp
Take-off / rated:  
Intermediate: 1343 kW 1800 hp
Maximum: 1410 kW 1890 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second: 1447 kW 1940 hp
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 16.36 m 53.67 ft
RPM: 258.0 rpm 258.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord: 0.527 m 1.73 ft
Blade Tip Geometry: 20 deg aft swept
Blade Twist: -0.314 rad -18.000 deg
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 210.15 m² 2262.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 50.72 kg/m² 10.388 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.0821
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 4.31 m² 46.4 ft²
Tip Speed: 220.97 m/s 725.0 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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