VH-60N Night Hawk helicopter
Executive transport helicopter.
The VH-60N is a twin engine, all-weather helicopter flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) and supports the executive transport mission for the President of the United States.
The VH-60N is an executive transport helicopter derived from both the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and the U.S. Navy’s SH-60 Seahawk aircraft. The H-60 family of helicopters is widely used throughout the Department of Defense for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift, and special operations. The VH-60N was first delivered to HMX-1 in 1989 as a replacement for the VH-1N.
|Point Of Contact|
Naval Air Systems Command
Presidential Helicopter Program Public Affairs
47123 Buse Road, Bldg 2272, Ste 161
Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440
|Primary Function: Executive transport.|
|Contractor: Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies, Stratford, CT.|
|Date Deployed: 1989.|
|Propulsion: Two General Electric T700-GE-401 engines.|
|Length: 64 feet 10 inches (19.6 meters).|
|Height: 16 feet, 10 inches (5.1 meters).|
|Weight: Basic: 15,100 lbs. (6,850 kg); Maximum takeoff weight is 22,000 lbs (9,980 Kg).|
|Crew: Three to four.|
|Last Update: 20 February 2009|