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Kaman HH-2 / SH-2 (F) Seasprite helicopter

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Picture HH-2__SH-2(F)_Seasprite
General
Manufacturer Kaman
Type HH-2 / SH-2 (F) Seasprite
Introduced 12/1/1971
In production? No
Units produced 200
Price US $ 16,000,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 52.2 ft
Length 40 ft
Height 15.5 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The HH-2/SH-2 (F) Seasprite was a medium utility naval helicopter produced by the Kaman Aerospace Corporation.

Early Seasprite units from the 1960s were only equipped with a single engine, which made them rather a risky proposition for overwater operations. It was then decided to modify a number of units to accommodate a second engine and so the SH-2 was born.

This helicopter is a ship-based multirole aircraft that is primarily used for anti-submarine warfare. It makes use of two General Electric T58-GE-8F engines, each producing 1350 shaft horsepower.

The SH-2F variant is equipped with a full LAMPS I system. This is a system specifically meant to improve ship defense against submarine threats and lets the helicopter extend the radar range of its base ship.

In addition, the SH-2F had upgraded engines, a more durable rotor and could handle a higher takeoff weight compared to its predecessors.

From 1987 the SH-2Fs were upgraded with advanced chin-mounted FLIR, countermeasures such as chaff and missile and mine detection technology.

The SH-2F was retired in 1993, likely in response to the SH-60 SeaHawk.

The first SH-2F was delivered to the Navy in 1973. In 1981 they ordered 60 additional unit. All but two of the H-2 models were eventually remade into SH-2Fs.

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Design features
  • Sealed hull in order to float in water
  • Retractable landing gear with fixed tail wheel
  • Servo flaps at the traling edge of the rotorblades control rotor blade pitch
Description

The HH-2/SH-2 (F) Seasprite was a medium utility naval helicopter produced by the Kaman Aerospace Corporation.

Early Seasprite units from the 1960s were only equipped with a single engine, which made them rather a risky proposition for overwater operations. It was then decided to modify a number of units to accommodate a second engine and so the SH-2 was born.

This helicopter is a ship-based multirole aircraft that is primarily used for anti-submarine warfare. It makes use of two General Electric T58-GE-8F engines, each producing 1350 shaft horsepower.

The SH-2F variant is equipped with a full LAMPS I system. This is a system specifically meant to improve ship defense against submarine threats and lets the helicopter extend the radar range of its base ship.

In addition, the SH-2F had upgraded engines, a more durable rotor and could handle a higher takeoff weight compared to its predecessors.

From 1987 the SH-2Fs were upgraded with advanced chin-mounted FLIR, countermeasures such as chaff and missile and mine detection technology.

The SH-2F was retired in 1993, likely in response to the SH-60 SeaHawk.

The first SH-2F was delivered to the Navy in 1973. In 1981 they ordered 60 additional unit. All but two of the H-2 models were eventually remade into SH-2Fs.

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Design features:
  • Sealed hull in order to float in water
  • Retractable landing gear with fixed tail wheel
  • Servo flaps at the traling edge of the rotorblades control rotor blade pitch
Performance
Persons 8
Max. Range 422 mi
Cruise Speed 150 mph
Max. Speed 165 mph
Max. rate of Climb 0 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 22500 ft
Gross Weight 13300 lb
Empty Weigt 7040 lb
Useful Load 6260 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 2
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code General Electric T58-GE-8F
Horse Power 1350
Rotorhead
Number of rotorblades 4
Rotor Diameter 44 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 4
Tailrotor Diameter 8.1 ft
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