Armored twin-turbine gunship version of the UH-2A, developed in 1966.  Ordered by the US Navy for Search and Rescue (SAR) and use based off of naval destroyers.

The helicopter is fitted with: chin-mounted minigun turret capable of 4000 rounds of 7. 62 mm fire a minute; two waist-mounted 7. 62 mm machine guns; dual UHF electronics for tracking downed aircraft/crew; stretched acrylic shatter-proof windows; a 200 ft hoist cable.

Source:  "Armed Kaman UH-2C Seasprites Ordered by U.S. Navy". Vertiflite, September 1968. Published by AHS International. Page 20.

Overview

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: No longer flying

Configuration

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 (some retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
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Airframe Dimensions
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Landing Gear Dimensions
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Cabin Dimensions
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Weights
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Climb Performance
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Hover Performance
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Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed: 269 km/h 145 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
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Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Powerplant
Number of engines: 2
Designation: GE T58-GE-8B turbine
Manufacturer: GE Aviation
Normal Ratings
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Take-off / rated: 933 kW 1250 hp
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OEI Ratings
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.41 m 44.00 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
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Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 141.24 m² 1520.3 ft²
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Solidity:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
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Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 3
Blade Construction:  
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Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
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Solidity:  
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