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 configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: TBA

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (some retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 13.41 m (44.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: GE T58-GE-8B turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

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

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4844 kg (10679 lb)

Max Range: 885 km (478 nm)

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