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Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk (S&W)

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The Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk (ICAO: H60 / WAKE: MEDIUM) is a multi-mission, twin-engine, medium-range helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard. Created in Second Life by Spijkers & Wingtips, the aircraft was based on the real-life MH-60 Jayhawk developed by Sikorsky Aircraft.

Background

The real-life Jayhawk was originally designated HH-60J before being upgraded and redesignated beginning in 2007.[1] The MH-60T is designed to fly a crew of four up to 300 mi (483 km) offshore, hoist up to 6 additional people on board while remaining on-scene for up to 45 minutes and return to base while maintaining an adequate fuel reserve. Normal cruising speed of the MH-60T is 135 to 140 kn (155 to 161 mph) and the aircraft is capable of reaching 180 kn (207 mph) for short durations. The MH-60T can fly at 140 kn (161 mph) for six to seven hours.[2]

Features

  • Pilot's heads-up display (HUD) attachment.
  • Functioning cockpit instruments with:
    • Altimeter, vertical speed, airspeed, compass, artificial horizon, and fuel gauge indicators.
    • Electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) with region mapping.
    • Instrument lighting.
  • Animated components (main rotor, tail rotor, x4 entry hatches).
  • Exterior lighting (navigation lights, strobes, and beacon).
  • Cargo winch system with cargo hook and rescue basket, harness, stretcher and gurney.
  • Emergency floatation system (optional).
  • Incremental collective/cyclic flight system.
  • Optional simulated fuel (DSA Fuel).

Images

References

  1. Acquisition Directorate - MH-60T Medium Range Recovery Helicopter (PDF). United States Coast Guard (November 2009). Archived from the original on 2010-07-07. Retrieved on 2010-07-07. “All 42 H-60 aircraft are scheduled to be modernized by 2015”
  2. Thirteenth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office (2003-04-21). Jayhawk - HH-60J Helicopter (PDF). United States Coast Guard website. United States Coast Guard. Retrieved on 2010-07-07. “...carry out the Coast Guard's search and rescue, law enforcement, military readiness and marine environmental protection missions...”

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