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)

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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: GE T58-GE-8B turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Take-off / rated power: 933 kW (1250 hp)

Weights and Performance

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