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Blackhawk Mission & Performance
Primary mission: tactical transport of troops, supplies, and equipment.
Secondary mission(s): training, mobilization and disaster relief support.
The Blackhawk is a twin turbine engine, single rotor, modular fuselage, rotary wing helicopter. The main rotor system has four main rotor blades. The drive train consists of a main transmission, intermediate gear box and tail rotor gear box with interconnecting shafts. The propulsion system has two turbine engines operating in parallel. The non-retractable landing gear consists of the main landing gear and a tail wheel. The armament can support two machine guns, one on each side of the helicopter in the forward cabin. The aircraft has redundancy for Hydraulic, Electrical and Pneumatic systems.
Maximum Forward Airspeed: 193 Knots Wet Weight, 165 Knots at 22,000 lbs
Maximum Lift Weight: 22,000 lbs
Maximum Sling Load Weight: 8000 lbs
Maximum Performance Vertical Take-Off: 2000 ft per minute
274 mi or 441 km on one tank of fuel (361 gal.)