First flight 08 Aug 1989. Initial IOC 01 Oct 1989. From 2007 to 2014, US Coast Guard HH-60Js were upgraded to the MH-60T version. The MH-60T version includes a glass cockpit, enhanced optics and infrared sensors. An provided "airborne use of force package" includesa 7.62mm machine gun and a .50 caliber Barrett M82 semi-automatic rifle for firing warning and disabling shots, as well as hull armor to protect the aircrew from small arms fire (source: USCG Acquisition Directorate).


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: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.18 m 17.0 ft
Overall Length: 19.81 m 65.0 ft
Overall Width: 16.46 m 54.0 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width: 2.44 m 8.0 ft
Airframe Height:  
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): 9,926 kg 21,884 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne): 12,648 kg 27,884 lb
Max Take-off Weight: 9,926 kg 21,884 lb
Empty Weight: 6,577 kg 14,500 lb
Useful Load: 3,349 kg 7,384 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.663
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed: 259 km/h 140 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 315 km/h 170 kts
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 1,296 km 700 nm
Max Endurance: 7 hrs 7 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-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: 16.46 m 54.00 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:  
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:  
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 212.77 m² 2290.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 46.65 kg/m² 9.555 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 3.35 m 11.00 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 8.83 m² 95.0 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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