Sikorsky Helicopters

Sikorsky Helicopters

Sikorsky S-65 and S-80 (H-53)

S-65 has been designed to the requirements of the Marine Corps (ILC) of the United States on a new heavy transport helicopter, which was supposed to replace the aging CH-37 Mojave. Development of S-65 was carried out by specialists of «Sikorsky» on the basis of the project HR3S-1 is a modified version designed by the ship’s helicopter S-61 / SH-3 and featuring a stretched fuselage and a rear cargo ramp. The project also became the basis for the creation of combat search and rescue helicopters and CH-3 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant.

Tactical and technical requirements for the foreseeable future ship heavy transport helicopter HH (X) were unveiled command USMC in 1962. Marines needed a helicopter that can take on board a payload of 3629 kg, with a combat radius of at least 185 km and speed 278 km / h. The helicopter had to have the capacity to carry 1.5-ton truck and trailer, 3f For Hawk or Honest John tactical missiles of class «surface-to-surface».

The company «Sikorsky» offered to tender his helicopter S-65, which combined mission of the flying crane S-64Tarhe, shestilopastny main and tail rotors of the helicopter CH-37 and CH increased Glider-3 with a waterproof casing, the rear cargo ramp and side sponsons.

The prototype twin-engine S-65 helicopter was flight tested in 1964, and soon adopted USMC enrolled heavy transport helicopter CH-53 Sea Stallion. It was built in four basic versions: CH-53 transport, search and rescue HH-53 Mine (helicopter-sweeper) RH-53 and helicopter for special operations MH-53. Modifications of the CH-53 and HH-53 is widely used by the Commission and the US Air Force in Vietnam.

Subsequently, the company «Sikorsky» helicopter developed a second-generation S-80, where its experts found the third dvigatelT64i seven-bladed rotor.

In 1973, the company signed a contract to build two prototypes of a new type of machines and their testing. USMC eventually got upgraded heavy transport helicopter CH-53E and Navy — Mine helicopter MH-53E Sea Dragon. Helicopters CH-53A / D and CH-53E aircraft USMC actively used during operations «Iraqi Freedom» and «Enduring Freedom». The operations in Afghanistan were also involved German helicopter CH-53G.

In 2008, the US Air Force decommissioned its last helicopter Special MH-53M Pave Low (Enhanced Special Operations), and the year before USMC launched a decommissioned helicopter first generation of CH-53A / D — to replace them came tiltrotor the V-22.

As of the 2013 modified military helicopter S-65 remained in service with Iran, Israel, Mexico and Germany. The company «Sikorsky» commissioned by the USMC began to develop a new generation of helicopters, the designation CH-53K.

Embodiments S-65

STS-53A: two prototypes, the first flight tested 14oktyabrya 1964 CH-53A Sea Stallion: the first production version of the heavy transport helicopter for the USMC — with additional armor, improved engine air intake filters, power arms, and in 1968, with improved engines T64- GE-12 or -16; built 139 helicopters RH-53A Sea Stallion: serial Mine helicopter with the ability to tow a trawl of mine; 15 helicopters converted from CH-53A largely by adding nodes to tow mine-sweeping equipment TH-53A: a small number of helicopters converted from CH-53A was used, and the Air Force in 1989 for the training of crews MH-53 H

H-S3B Super Jolly: eight search and rescue helicopters, similar to the CH-53A, and equipped with in-flight refueling system and the possibility of suspension on reinforced pylons of two additional external fuel tanks with a capacity of 2461 liters; originally equipped with engines T64-GE-3

CH-53C Super Jolly: 20 helicopters, generally similar to the HH-53B (without refueling boom, with dvigatelyamiT64-GE-7 and ordinary pylons suspension with the possibility of two smaller external tanks with a capacity of 1703 liters). The US Air Force used as transport and education, later converted into a part of the HH-53H and MH-53J

HH-53C Super Jolly: 44 combat search and rescue helicopter, created on the basis of the CH-53C and received again fueling post

S-656 (S-65C-2): two helicopters for Austria, similar to the CH-53C; ‘ later sold to Israel

S-65C-3: 33 helicopters to Israel, similar to the CH-53C for the US Air Force CH-53D Sea Stallion: an improved version for the USMC with upgraded transmissions and dvigatelyamiT64-GE-412 and -413; 124 helicopters RH-53DSea Stallion: a new serial Mine helicopter engines T64-GE-41 FOR (then -415), hanging on the sponsons 1893 liter fuel tanks / modified suspension assembly of the external load, rescue hoist, refueling bar, etc .; 30 helicopters for the US Navy and six for Iran VH-53D: Two helicopters in VIP-version, similar to the CH-53D

CH-53G: version for Germany CB-two helicopters are built in the United States, the remaining 110 are assembled in Germany. In general, similar to the CH-53D, but with the possibility of refueling boom, or external fuel tanks on sponsons. There is no filter on the air intake

UNN-53H one HH-53B, modified into a prototype helicopter — carrier systems Pave Low II for use as an all-weather vsesutochnogo combat search and rescue helicopter

HH-53H Super Jolly: eight HH-53C and two transferred to replace lost CH-53C, upgraded standard Pave Low III and equipped fueling booms for use as combat search and rescue MH-S3H: remaining HH-53H, received the new designation after installation Constant Green and transfer of the 1 st Special Operations Wing MH-53J: eight remaining MH-53H, plus 31 HH-53B helicopter, the CH-53C and MH-53C, a modified standard Pave Low III Enhanced — with reinforced transmission and additional armor. All remaining helicopters later modified version of the MH-53M Pave Low IV, put into service in 1998

Options Sikorsky S-80

YCH-53E Super Stallion: trimotored first modification, an additional engine is mounted in the center of the rotor hub, and the air intake and exhaust nozzle to the left. Otlichiya- new seven-bladed rotor of larger diameter (chord blades have increased), lengthened fuselage, enlarged and positioned below the stabilizer, increased fuel in internal tanks and the possibility of the suspension of two 2461-liter external tanks. Built two prototype CH-53E Super Stallion: serial trimotored option. Modified tail with one big set high on the right side of the keel strut with stabilizer; redundant digital control system. Built 177 helicopters for the Commission and the US Navy YMH-53E Sea Dragon: trimotored variant of mine helicopter

MH-53E Sea Dragon: serial trimotored Mine helicopter with increased sponsons, which placed additional fuel, allowing the helicopter to four hours to be in the designated area of ​​operation, located in the 30-minute flight from the base, as well as the possibility of installing refueling boom refueling in flight. Also, the optional anti-mine equipment. 56 helicopters were built for the US Navy

VH-53F: not to build a version of the presidential helicopter, developed on the basis of the CH-53E. Order six helicopters was canceled

S-80M-1 Sea Dragon: export version of the MH-53E for the Japanese Navy; build 11 helicopters CH-53K: modernized CH-53E aircraft for the USMC. Features — a new fully digital cockpit equipment and new more powerful engines in GE38-1; the first of 156 new helicopters of this type are expected to enter into service in 2018

Performance characteristics

Sikorsky S-65 / MH-53J Pave Low III Enhanced

Type: all-weather helicopter special operations forces

Powerplant: two ADTA General Electric T64-GE-7A with a capacity of 3936 liters. from. (2935 kW) each

Flight performance: Maximum speed of horizontal flight at sea level without suspension of 315 km / h; the maximum rate of climb at sea level 631 m / min; Dynamic ceiling 6220 m; static ceiling-3565 m in ground effect, and 1980 m without ground effect; range of 868 km

Weight: 10691 kg empty; takeoff 17344 kg

Dimensions: main rotor diameter of 22.02 m; the length of the fuselage without fuel consumer boom 20.47 m; the greatest height 7.60 m; the height of the hub of the rotor 5.22 m; area swept rotor, 380.89 m2

Payload: internal fuel capacity 2384 liters; extra fuel to two-PTB capacity of 1703 liters; maximum payload of 9072 kg

Armament: three six-barrel 7.62-mm machine gun GAU-2 / A

Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk and S-72

In the mid-1960s. Company «Sikorsky» proposed in the tender announced by the US Army for a new high-speed combat helicopter, the project, designated S-bb. In competition he lost AN-566 Cheyenne company «Lockheed», but «Sikorsky» project later used as a base for creating a landing, but Assault Helicopter S-67 Blackhawk. Helicopter S-67 was created by its own initiative, and is equipped with two ADTA General Electric T58-GE-5 with a capacity of 1500 liters. s., and a five-blade main and tail rotor from the S-61. The helicopter had a narrow fuselage, characteristic ganshipa, small wing span (8,3V m), cross-shaped tail with a controlled stabilizer and retractable landing gear with a tail wheel.

Helicopter S-67 differed good maneuverability, it has been flight tested on August 20, 1970 and December 14, 1970 established in its class a new world record speed of 348.971 km / h (at a distance of 3 km). The development of the helicopter was discontinued after only one prototype crashed at an air show in Farnborough in 1974.

Under a contract with NASA and the US Army company «Sikorsky» also built two S-72 Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA), which are used as high-speed helicopter pilot for testing the various options rotors, transmissions and power plants. The design of the S-72 was used a modified glider S-67, as well as a new wing span 13.74 m and a tail unit. The power plant consisted of two ADTA General ElectricT58-GE-5 with a capacity of 1400 l. from. and two auxiliary turbojet GETF34-GE-400A thrust of 41.26 kN.

The wing and auxiliary TRD which were suspended one at each side of the fuselage, allowed testing helicopter rotors, are too small to raise independently S-72 into the air. The first flight of S-72 was held October 12, 1976. The helicopter is also planned to involve working out the concept of the rotor — wing: with rigid rotor blades to be used in flight as an X-shaped wing. In flight, the propeller stopped and worked already as surface- aerodynamic wing. The conversion machine was completed in 1986, but since the end of 1987, spent only four test flights, and in 1988 the program was closed.

Sikorsky S-69 / XH-59A

In 1972 the company «Sikorsky» developed for the US Army experimental helicopter S-69, which had to work out the concept of long-term rotor (Advancing Blade Concept — the concept of advance of the blade), include two three-blade rigid counter-rotating screws. S-69 was not equipped with tail rotor and a conventional tail stabilizer with a spaced keels with rudders. It was equipped with Pratt ADTA & Whitney Canada PT6T-3TurboTwin Ras capacity of 1825 liters. from. and two auxiliary turbojet Pratt & Whitney J60-P-3A thrust of 13.34 kN on either side of the fuselage.

The first of two XH-59A (denoted by the US Army) has been flight tested on July 26, 1973, but soon it was damaged, so that the tests continued on the second prototype. Helicopter demonstrated a maximum speed of 296 km / h in the embodiment of the flight in the helicopter and 488 km / h in flight using the side turbojet. During the tests revealed problems with a strong vibration and under effective management. The last flight took place in 1981, just a helicopter flew 106 hours.

Soon «Sikorsky» proposed a new modification of the helicopter, which was designated XH-59B, and features an advanced rotor, the new power plant and tunnel pusher propeller on the tail. However, the proposal did not interest among customers caused.

Sikorsky S-70, UH-60 Black Hawk and SH-60 Seahawk

Sikorsky S-70, UH-60 Black Hawk and SH-60 Seahawk

The family of helicopters S-70 was created by «Sikorsky» to replace are in service with Bell UH-1. The relevant tender US Army announced in 1972 to develop a multi-purpose tactical transport helicopter UTTAS (Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System). «Sikorsky» unveiled a prototype YUH-60A, fly around October 17, 1974 and featuring a spacious cabin with moves back door, two-seat cockpit and reinforced chassis. The helicopter was equipped with a four-bladed rotor and two engines T700-GE-700.

The helicopter was very attractive and, most importantly, tenacious, so in December 1976 «Sikorsky» was declared winner of the tender, which was also involved helicopter Boeing Vertol YUH-61.

The first production UH-60A Black Hawkjiofl flew on 17 October 1978, and his first adopted in June 1979 received a 101st Airborne Division.

As standard, the helicopter takes on board (except the two pilots) single arrow (firing of gun-board), and the paratroopers, although, if necessary, in the cabin can accommodate up to 20 people. During the years of service helicopter repeatedly passed modernization, received vysokoustanovlennoe wing with four pylons for the suspension of fuel tanks or weapons, the ability to place on-board medical evacuation kit or set for winter operation, a rescue hoist, machine guns M134 Minigun or M60, cutting equipment cables, screen-exhaust device (EVU) in the nozzle engines and advanced avionics and on-board defenses.

The US Army has received a serial UH-60A and the first to distribute them into groups of troops in Europe and Korea, and only then they began to enter the compound deployed in the continental United States. With the installation of new equipment in the helicopters grew its mass and power unit became less effective. As a result, it was decided to create a less expensive version of the UH-60L more powerful. motors T700-GE-701C, which allowed him to levitate military HMMWV multipurpose vehicle with ATGM TOW first UH-60L was flight tested on March 22, 1988, deliveries began in October 1989.

The third major version of the UH-60M helicopter appeared in 2006.

On the basis of the Army UH-60 created a lot of modifications, including medical evacuation UH-60Q, helicopter EH-60 electronic warfare system to the Quick Fix and the MH-60K «Velcro Hawk» for search and rescue and special operations. The US Air Force acquired for combat search and rescue operations and to provide special forces MH-60G Pave Hawk and HH-60G Rescue Hawk, and USMC-VH-60N «Presidential Hawk». In addition, some helicopters produced under the designation S-70A. Production was carried out under license in Australia, South Korea and Turkey. S-70C designation applied to civil Black Hawk.

On the basis of the Army UH-60 was developed as a variant SH-60 Seahawk (corporate designation S-70B), which won the tender for the US Navy helicopter, designed for deployment on ships of classes «frigate» / «Destroyer» and equipped with a system LAMPS III (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System). The main objective was the ASW helicopter — it was to provide antisubmarine naval forces targeting data. First YSH-60B flight tested on December 12, 1979, and the first series SH-60B flew on February 11, 1983.

Structurally, the ship’s option on 83% is compatible with the Army UH-60A, but had a number of significant differences, including corrosion protection airframe and engines T700-GE-401, as well as a system of forced landing RAST (recovery assist secure and traverse).

To solve the problems PLO also developed SH-60F Ocean Hawk, which had significant differences from the SH-60B. SH-60F intended to replace a part of carrier-based air wings SH-3H. They solved the problem of the PLO in the near zone, cargo and personnel, as well as the rise of the water pilots.

In general, similar to the SH-60F HH-60H appeared Rescue Hawk — adopted by the US Navy helicopter to solve the problem of combat search and rescue and evacuation of downed pilots from the battle area. The US Coast Guard operates the HH-60J Jayhawk, are generally similar to the HH-60H Rescue Hawk aircraft of the US Navy.

Options S-70 land-based (US)

S-70A / YUH-60A: three prototypes for the tender of the US Army under the program UTTAS, a distinctive feature is the new form of the tail section, sagittal, with a positive angle cross V

S-70A / UH-60A: First production version for the US Army, with some differences in the details of the prototypes

S-70A / UH-60L: base multipurpose modification replaced the UH-60A. More powerful engines, an upgraded transmission, EVU; in the US Army 707 Helicopter S-70A / UH-60M: the third generation of the basic transport helicopter, manufactured in 2006 and has a modified rotor blades with a broader chord and upgraded instrumentation equipment cab S-70 / UH-60Q: medical-evacuation version developed based on the UH-60L and features a new cabin, the infrared station forward-looking, advanced avionics and target equipment

S-70 «Firehawk»: a prototype fire modification with elongated chassis and removable ventral tank brand «Aero Union» for the water, which can be replenished in the hover

S-70 / UH-60A «ARRS»: 11 UH-60A for the search and rescue squadrons of the US Air Force; one was later converted into a version of the HH-60D. Features — EVU, folding stabilizer instrumentation cockpit compatible with night vision goggles, a rescue winch, a device for cutting wire and set to operate in winter conditions. In the future, these 10 helicopters converted into a standard Credible Hawk S-70 / UH-60A Credible Hawk: helicopters, upgraded standard search and rescue UH-60A US Air Force. Pylons installed system of external hardpoints fuel tanks and weapons, the ability to be installed in the cargo compartment additional fuel tank and machine gun Minigun, as well as the refueling boom. Originally converted 19 helicopters, and then — a few S-70 / MH-60G Pave Hawk: combat search and rescue for the US Air Force; It is based on UH-60L, but fueling barbell, meteorological radar, folding stabilizer, instrumentation equipment cockpit compatible with night vision goggles, and others. Produced by retrofitting UH-60A and construction of new machines. 82 helicopter in the version of combat search and rescue in 1992 was given the designation HH-60G, and 16 helicopters were in the US Air Force variant MH-60G-they are equipped with an IR system, forward-looking Pave Low III, a system of external components for suspension fuel tanks and weapons and so forth.

S-70 / HH-60G: designation assigned to the MH-60G — combat search and rescue helicopter, the US Air Force, is intended to reflect the difference in equipment between the helicopter and the Special Operations MH-60G

S-70A / UH-60A (Enhanced): basic special operations helicopter — converted from a UH-60A, with new avionics, machine guns, and the ability to quickly Minigun airdrop commandos on the ropes. About 40 cars

S-70A / MD-Boas: helicopter special operations developed for the US Army based on the UH-60 (Enhanced), but equipped with an IR system, forward-looking, satellite communications equipment, additional rescue winch and the device setting IR interference S-70 / MH -60K «Crash Hawk»: a new option for the forces from the US Army, is equipped with an IR system, forward-looking, set at the front of the radar software automatically follow the terrain and automatic anti-collision with the ground, plus the bar fueling and avionics-type MH-47e S -70 / MH-60A / L «Velcro Hawk»: the standard helicopter of the US Army UH-60A / L, modified to ensure that actions of special forces — equipped with an IR system, and advanced forward-looking complex of defense. He replaced in the Army UH-60 (E) and MH-60A. Later installed meteorological radar, Kevlar armor and anti-tank systems provided the ability to install Hellfire.10 helicopters are equipped with refueling rod S-70 / HH-60M: medical evacuation UH-60M; US Army 67 helicopters S-70 / MH-60M / U: UH-60M aircraft Army and the US Air Force, converted for special forces operations

S-70 / AH-60L Direct Action Penetrator: MH-60L with increased offensive potential

S-70A / VH-60A: Presidential VIP-transport helicopter with advanced gear, the automatic flight control system of the type SH-60B, improved sound insulation, meteorological radar, advanced avionics, and high resistance to EMI

S-70A / VH-60N «White Hawk»: the designation assigned to the presidential VIP-helicopters

S-70A / YEH-60A: a prototype helicopter EW converted from the UH-60A

S-70A / EN-Boas: electronic warfare helicopter. From UH-60A helicopters refurbished 65

S-70A / YEH-60B: one prototype, converted from the UH-60A and received radar SOTAS

(detection of targets out of enemy air defenses). Lengthens the main landing gear and a rotating antenna unit under the fuselage. Production started there was no materials- redirected to the program J-STARS

S-70A / EH-60L: improved version of hardware Advanced Quick Fix. Originally planned to convert 32 helicopter of EH-60A, but in the end just

12 cars

S-70A / UH-60A (C): Command and Staff option for the US Army. From UH-60A converted 50 cars

Stealth Blackhawk: upgraded UH-60 standing on the arms of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment of the US Army. Differences — modified empennage, tail rotor with an increased number of blades, as well as reduced noise and radar visibility

Options S-70 Fleet Air Arm

S-70B / YSH-CWA Seahawk: five prototypes developed under the program LAMPS III and initially received the designation S-70L, and then the S-70B

S-70B / SH-CWA Seahawk: serial helicopter LAMPS III, equipped with radar in the nose; 181 helicopter for the US Navy

HS.23: local designation 12 helicopters SH-60B for Spain

S-70B / XSH-60J Seahawk: two American-built helicopters equipped with radar for Japanese SH-60J. Other designation S-70B-3

S-70B / SH-60J Seahawk: ASW helicopter, which was built «Mitsubishi» for the Japanese Navy

S-70B-2: 1 used helicopters, combining individual elements of the system and the SH-60B / F and destined for Australia; the second batch of 8 cars assembled in Australia, S-70B-4 / SH-60F Ocean Hawk: carrier-based helicopter for solving PLO in the near field («CV Helo»). All equipment LAMPS III removed, including radar and forced landing RAST, but allow the use of the lowered CEO; 81 helicopter for the US Navy

S-70B-5 / LV Bone Rescue Hawk: helicopter aircraft carrier-based to address search and rescue tasks, lift pilots out of the water, ensure that actions of special forces and the transfer of cargo from ship to ship on the go, developed based on SH-60F for the US Navy. Radar is missing. 42 helicopter

S-70B-5 / HH-60J Jayhawk: search and rescue helicopter is the US Coast Guard, is equipped with radar in the nose; 42 helicopter

S-70B / MH-60R Seahawk: multi-purpose helicopter of the US Navy, designed to solve problems specific to SH-60B and SH-60F; previously wore the designation SH-60R S-70B-6: variant SH-60B / F for Greece, has radar and CEO; 7 helicopters S-70B-7: SH-60F version for the Royal Thai Navy; 6 helicopters S-70B-28: modification Seahawk for Turkey; 4 helicopters

S-70C (M) -1 Thunderhawk: modification of the Seahawk for Taiwan with the radar at the bottom of the bow and falls CEO. Two batches delivered 21 helicopters

S-70C-6 Super Blue Hawk: six search-and-rescue vehicles for Taiwan — the radar at the bottom of the bow and the possibility of suspension of four PTB on the short wing of S-70B / MH-60S Knighthawk: Multi-Purpose / transport helicopter aircraft carrier-based secondary role — search and Rescue; Glider on the UH-60, and engines, rotor, transmission, automatic folding propeller blades, automatic flight control system and the folding of the tail boom SH-60. Previously, designated CH-60S

S-70B / MH-bot: version HH-60J Jayhawk with advanced avionics for the Coast Guard

Export options for S-70 land-based

S-70A / UH-60C: a prototype of an advanced command and staff variant S-70A-1: Multi-purpose for Saudi Arabia

S-70A / UH-60J: were constructed «Mitsubishi» multipurpose search and rescue helicopters for the Japanese Navy and Air Force; 66 helicopters

S-70A / UH-60JA: were constructed «Mitsubishi» multipurpose helicopters to the Japanese army; 80 cars

S-70 / UH-60P: UH-60L version for South Korea, the first three are gathered «Sikorsky», the rest — «Korean Airlines»; 150 helicopters

Export options for S-70A: medical evacuation S-70A-1L for Saudi Arabia; Multi-purpose S-70A-5 for the Philippines; Multi-purpose S-70A-6 for Thailand; Multi-purpose S-70A-9 for the Australian Army; Multi-purpose S-70A-11 for Jordan; Multi-purpose S-70A-12 for Japan (UH-60J); Multipurpose 5-70A-14To Brunei; Multi-purpose S-70A-17 for Turkey; Multi-purpose S-70A-18 to South Korea

(UH-60P); VIP-version of the S-70A-20 for Thailand; VIP-version of the S-70A-21 for Egypt; VIP-version of the S-70A-22 to South Korea; Multi-purpose S-70A-24 for Mexico; Multi-purpose S-70A-25 for an unnamed customer; Multi-purpose S-70A-26 for Morocco; Three Search and Rescue S-70A-27 delivered to the Government of Hong Kong; one helicopter VIP-version S-70A-30 delivered to Argentina; one helicopter VIP-version S-70A-39 put Chile; 5-70A-50 designation UH-15 helicopters, 601 For Israel, the local designation Yanshuf.

S-70C: a designation reserved for civilian UH-60 Black Hawk S-70C-2: 24 radar-equipped helicopter UH-60 for China, supply stopped because of the embargo

S-70C-14: VIP-version for Brunei, delivered two helicopters S-70i: «international» military modification assembly is the Polish «PZL Mielec», a subsidiary of «Sikorsky». Helicopter built under license from the Turkish «Turkish Aerospace Industries» and is equipped with an onboard computer, avionics, landing gear, and the transmission of Turkish origin. Local designation T-70

Performance characteristics

Sikorsky S-70B (SH-60B Seahawk)

Type: Multi-purpose shipborne helicopters

Powerplant: two ADTA General Electric T700-6E-401 with a capacity of 1690 liters. from. (1260 kW) each, ever- helicopter deliveries after 1988 years- two ADTA General ElectricT700-GE-401C with a capacity of 1,900 liters with. (1417 kW)

Flight performance: Maximum short speed at an altitude of 1,525 m, 234 km / h; the maximum rate of climb at sea level of 213 m / min; radius of action, with 3-hour flight, 92.5 km

Weight empty in ASW-variant 6161 kg; maximum take-off plane in the embodiment of 9182 kg; maximum take-off in the multipurpose version of 9926-kg

Dimensions: main rotor diameter of 16.36 m; tail rotor diameter of 3.35 m; fuselage length 15.26 m; at the maximum height of 5.18 m rotating propellers; area swept rotor, 210.05 m2

Armament: two torpedo or RCC Penguin

Sikorsky S-76 Spirit

In the wake of the great success that accompanied JetRanger helicopter company «Bell», «Agusta» and «Bell» brought to market more sophisticated machines A109 and Model 222. At the same time «Sikorsky» within the framework of a similar concept has created several more 8/12-seater multipurpose twin-engine helicopter S-76. In his design embodied various achievements obtained in previous projects, in particular, the support system has been established on the basis of similar to the S-70.

The first prototype S-76 flew on March 13, 1977 and was equipped with ADTA Allison 250-C30 capacity of 650 liters. s., and in 1982 went into production modernized S-76 Mark II. After the modernization of power plant appeared 76A-S ​​+ and S-76A ++.

June 22, 1984 rose in the air the first S-76B, equipped with two Pratt ADTA & Whitney RT6V-36A with capacity of 981 hp, and May 18, 1990 has been flight tested version of the S-76C. The latter option, as well as S-76A, are made available to customers and to modify the engines Turbomeca Arriel 1S1 capacity of 732 hp Upgraded S-76C + was equipped with more powerful Arriel 2S1. Since 2006, he was replaced by S-76C ++ with the Arriel 2S2.

Until 2011, built more than 800 S-76. The spacious cabin allows the S-76 helicopter to solve a wide range of tasks: corporate transport, maintenance of offshore oil fields, police and others.

Utility S-76 — a military variants S-76 Mk II. AUH-76-stroke version, featuring an optional sliding doors, armored, airborne defense and the ability to use various weapons, including a machine gun and container blocks NAR, anti-tank and various sighting equipment.

Specialized military option was the S-76B N-76 Eagle, which is generally identical in features AUH-76 but also set different weapons in doorways, modified transmission and reinforced construction.

Military customers are actively bought and civilian S-76, especially in the embodiment of VIP-transport. Among the customers — the Philippines, Chile, Dubai, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan and Spain.

In July 1984 «Sikorsky» Flied single instance of S-75, which was developed within the framework of ACAP (Advanced Composite Aircraft Program), implemented by the US Army and involves the creation of a helicopter with the extensive use of composites in its construction.

The design of the S-75 company managed to successfully integrate Gear ADTA Allison 250-C30S and rotor from the S-76 to the new airframe. Moreover, compared to the conventional S-76 designers have to provide a weight savings of 20%. Active use of composites has become one of the major achievements in the framework of the project the Army light helicopter LHX, based on which the company subsequently «Boeing» and «Sikorsky» was created reconnaissance attack helicopter RAH-66 Comanche.

Performance characteristics

Sikorsky H-76 Eagle Type: twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter

Power plant: Two Pratt ADTA & Whitney Canada RT6V-36 take-off power of 960 l. from. (716 kW) and 870 liters of continuous power. from. (649 kW)

Flight characteristics: maximum cruising speed of 269 km / h; the maximum rate of climb at sea level of 457 m / min; static ceiling out of ground effect 1645 m; range of 578 km

Weight: 2545 kg empty; 5171 kg maximum take-off

Dimensions: main rotor diameter of 13.41 m; the maximum length at 16.00 m rotating propellers; fuselage length of 13.22 m; the maximum height of the rotating tail rotor 4.25 m; area swept rotor, 141.26 m2

Sikorsky S-92 Helibus

The S-92 was originally considered as an enlarged version of S-70. The development of the S-92 was launched «Sikorsky» in 1995, but work on the scheme was risk-sharing partnership with the companies «Mitsubishi», EMBRAER, «Gamesa» and «Jingdezhen».

The design of the S-92 embodied a variety of structural elements and systems borrowed from other projects or developed on their basis, including the S-70. Among them — the digital flight control system, cruise control and four-gear — three-stage version of the gearbox of the helicopter Black Hawk. Ball screw screw- smaller version of S-70 helicopter, with composite blades a few more chords and tapered ending, with a sweep angle of the leading edge 30 °, has a similar titanium main rotor hub with elastomeric joints.

The S-92 was generally similar in configuration to the S-65, but had differences — vysokoraspolozhenny and shifted to the left side from the stabilizer strut, vysokoraspolozhennuyu tail boom and the rear cargo compartment door and two-step ramp. Cabin in the basic version is designed for civilian 19 passengers or up to three cargo pallets LD-3.

The first prototypes of the four S-92A was flight tested on December 23, 1998, it was equipped with two engines CT7-6D capacity of 1750 liters. from. Serial machines were equipped with more powerful engines ST7-8. The first deliveries to customers implemented in 2004 — was the recipient of serving the offshore oilfields of the company PHI.

«Sikorsky» developed and the military version of the helicopter H-92 Superhawk, is equipped with powerful engines and ST7-8S able to carry up to 22 soldiers in full gear. Options for the H-92 offered in two tenders, but to no avail. First, HH-92 Superhawk, planned to be used as a combat search and rescue helicopter US Air Force, and the second, VH-92 was considered as a candidate for the new presidential helicopter. As a result, greater success is accompanied by a CH-148 Cyclone — 28 machines of this type acquired for the military-sea-tion Air Canada, the first deliveries under the benchmark tests were performed in 2012.

Performance characteristics

Sikorsky S-92 Helibus

Type: multi-purpose twin-engine civil helicopter

Powerplant: two ADTA General Electric ST7-8 take-off power of 2,400 liters. from. (1790 kW) or continuous power and 2050 liters. from. (1529 kW)

Flight characteristics: maximum cruising speed of 287 km / h; maximum speed when flying at a maximum range of 250 km / h; range of 890 km; static ceiling in ground effect 3385 m without ground effect 1860 m

Weight: 7031 kg empty; maximum take-off with the placement of the goods inside the 11430 kg

Dimensions: main rotor diameter of 17.71 m; tail rotor diameter of 3.35 m; the maximum length at 20.85 m rotating propellers; at the maximum height of 6.45 m rotating propellers; maximum width of 3.89 m of the sponsons; area swept rotor, 231.55 m2

Sikorsky S-300 series (Schweizer Models 300 and 330)

In 1983 «Schweizer Aircraft Corporation» acquired the rights to produce light helicopters Hughes Model 300C, and in 1986, the rights to the entire line. At that time, a total of 2800 have already been released this family of helicopters.

The first helicopter Model 300C built «Schweizer», flew in June 1984, after which came into production a few more options. Among them were the military training helicopter dual TN-300C, 300C Model Police Sky Knight with armored seats and a searchlight, and the Model 300QC. The company «Schweizer» Model 300C helicopters built in the form of training for the US Army Aviation and Turkey, as well as the TH-55C for the Thai Army (1986). Under the license as a helicopter built — under the designation NH-300C — Italian «Breda Nardi».

Turboshaft (turbine) version of Model 300 was flight tested in 1988 and received the designation of Model 330. It was intended for civilian customers and features a new streamlined fuselage and cabin for four people. Under the requirements of the US Army for a new educational and trenirovoch-tion helicopter was designed with a triple control option, designed for the instructor and two students. But success here is not accompanied by the manufacturer.

In 1997, the air rose Model 330SP, equipped with an advanced rotor and engine Rolls Royce 250-C20W, on the basis of which later developed variant of Model 333. In collaboration with «Northrop Grumman» on the basis of the piloted helicopter model -330SP / 333 has been designed multipurpose drones under the designation MQ-8B Fire Scout entered service with the US Armed Forces.

In August 2004, the company «Schweizer» was absorbed «Sikorsky», and in 2009 Helicopter Model 300 was introduced under the new brand — Sikorsky S-300 (Model 333 was the S-333). The latest development of the company in the family is a helicopter Sikorsky S-434, which is equipped with four-bladed rotor.

Performance characteristics

Schweizer (Hughes) Model 300C

Type: two-seat light multi-purpose helicopter

Powerplant: one four-PD Textron Lycoming HI0-360-D1A nominal capacity of 225 liters. from. (168 kW), reduced to 190 p. P. (142 kW)

Flight performance: Maximum cruising speed at optimal altitude 153 km / h; the maximum rate of climb at sea level 229 m / min; Dynamic ceiling 3110 m; static ceiling, taking into account the impact of land of 1800 m and 840 m, excluding the impact of the land; range of 360 km

Weight: 474 kg empty; normal take-off of 930 kg

Dimensions: main rotor diameter of 8.18 m; Maximum length with rotating propellers, 9.40 m; the maximum height of the hub of the rotor of 2.66 m; area swept rotor, 52.54 m2

Sikorsky X2

August 27, 2008 the company «Sikorsky» flew the prototype of an experimental high-speed helicopter X2, equipped with coaxial rotors and six-bladed tail rotor push. Among implemented in new technological solution-X2-onnaya elektrodistantsi flight control system, a coaxial rotor blades are rigidly secured, the active vibration reduction system, rotor head aerodynamic fairing, which reduced the aerodynamic drag at high flight speeds, and integrated APU. The helicopter is equipped with one ADTA T800-LHT-801.

Flight tests of X2 conducted in four stages, and one of the main objectives was to achieve flight speed of 250 knots (463 km / h). July 26, 2010 X2 has a top speed 417 km / h and unofficially broke the speed record for helicopters, established in 1986, specially the modified Westland Lynx, and September 15, 2010 — and reached a speed of 250 knots.

The last flight of the flight test program X2 made July 14, 2011, incident in 23 flights for a total of 22 hours. Experts «Sikorsky» use the experience gained during the program X2, in the creation of high-speed-enforcement scouting-attack helicopter S-97 Raider.

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