Export version of SH-2 used by a number of diffrent countries.  Equipped with a 1500 ft dipping sonar, a sonobuoy pmcessor, and magnetic anomaly detector to use in Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW).  The helicopter may be fitted with a variety of anti-ship missiles, a few of which may have semi-active radar and laser-designators.  Under the US Navy it may be fitted with: M-60 7. 62 mm machine guns mounted in their cabin doors; infrared jammers; flare and chaff dispensers.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: Kaman K-800/H-2 Seasprite

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (some retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 4.58 m 15.0 ft
Overall Length: 16.08 m 52.8 ft
Overall Width:  
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 12.19 m 40.0 ft
Airframe Width: 3.74 m 12.3 ft
Airframe Height: 4.14 m 13.6 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 5.13 m 16.8 ft
Landing Gear Track: 3.30 m 10.8 ft
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): 6,124 kg 13,500 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 6,124 kg 13,500 lb
Empty Weight: 3,447 kg 7,599 lb
Useful Load: 2,677 kg 5,901 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.563
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 13 m/s 2,500 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 6,340 m 20,801 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 5,486 m 17,999 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 256 km/h 138 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 7,285 m 23,901 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 1,000 km 540 nm
Max Endurance: 5 hrs 5 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 2
Designation: GE T700-401 turbine
Manufacturer: GE Aviation
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.72 m 45.01 ft
RPM: 298.0 rpm 298.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type: Fully articulated
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Composite
Blade Chord: 0.590 m 1.94 ft
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist: -0.175 rad -10.000 deg
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 147.84 m² 1591.4 ft²
Disc Loading: 41.42 kg/m² 8.483 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.1095
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 4.05 m² 43.6 ft²
Tip Speed: 214.08 m/s 702.4 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 2.46 m 8.07 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord: 0.240 m 0.79 ft
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 4.75 m² 51.2 ft²
Solidity: 0.2484
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade): 0.295 m² 3.18 ft²

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