Developed in 1957 by Kaman and the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, and known unternally by the designation K-20. The aircraft is commonly used in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions; may be fitted with a 200 ft (61 m) hoist.  A single engine utility helicopter of conventional design.  The cabin accomodates up to 14 passengers, including the crew. The aircraft was re-designated the UH-2A in1962 as part of the overall changes to designations of aircraft in the US Armed Forces.

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 devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: TBA in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (some retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

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