The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army’s Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61. Role – Utility helicopter Manufacturer – Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation First flight – 17 October 1974 Introduction – 1979 Status – In service Primary – users United States Army Republic of Korea Army Colombian Armed Forces Turkish Armed Forces Produced – 1974-present Number built – about 4,000 The powerful UH-60L Black Hawk is the current production model of the U.S.Army’s rugged air assault and utility transport helicopter. More than 1,600 UH-60s have been delivered to the U.S.Army so far, and more than 400 Black Hawks serve the armed forces of countries from Australia to Turkey. The Black Hawk first went into combat in Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada in October 1983. In the fierce battle to stabilize the Caribbean island, the heavy-duty control components, redundant control runs, and self-sealing fuel tanks of the Black Hawk proved their value. Kit features extensive cockpit detailing, and a detailed jet engine and rotor assembly.
- UH-60L Blackhawk Model Kit U.S. Army Helicopter Set
- Brand : Academy
- Material : Plastic
- Box Size :19.5″(49.5cm) x 12.2″(31cm) x 3.3″(8.5cm)
- Highly detalied kit includes more than 250 parts