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SH-2G Super Seasprite Multimission Naval Helicopter

Crew

Three (pilot, co-pilot and sensor operator)

Maiden Flight

1985

Entry into Service

1993

Manufacturer

Kaman Aerospace

Operators

United States Navy, Egyptian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and Polish Navy

Overall Length

16.01m

Height

4.09m

Overall Length With Nose and Blades Folded

11.45m

Height With Blades Folded

11.45m

Width Including Magnetic Anomaly Detector

3.53m

Rotors

4-bladed servo-flap control main rotor<br />4-blade anti-torque tail rotor

Main Rotor Diameter

13.41m

Tail Rotor Diameter

2.43m

Empty Weight

4,170kg (9,200lb)

Maximum Take-Off Weight

6,120kg (13,500lb)

Useful Load

2,296kg (5,070lb)

Cargo Hoist

1,812kg (4,000lb)

Rescue Hoist

271kg (600lb)

Type

Twin General Electric T700-GE-401

Power

Each developing 1,285kW (1,723shp)

Internal Fuel Tanks

1,800l (400gal)

Two External Fuel Tanks

750l (160gal)

Cruise Speed

120kt (222km/h)

VNE (Never Exceed Speed)

150kt (277km/h)

Maximum Rate of Climb

2,070ft/min (10.5m/s)

Maximum Rate of Climb, One Engine Inoperable

1,305ft/min

Service Ceiling

20,400ft (6,217m)

Service Ceiling, One Engine Inoperable

12,080ft

Hover Out of Ground Effect (OGE)

14,600ft

Hover In Ground Effect (IGE)

17,600ft

Maximum Range With Two External Tanks

540nm (1,000km)

Maximum Endurance With 2 External Tanks

5.3 hours

Specific Fuel Consumption

0.464lb/hp-hr

Systems

MkII depth charges<br />Up to 2 mk46 or mk50 ALWT torpedoes<br />Fitment for 7.62mm machine guns in doors<br />Anti-ship missiles<br />AGM-119bPenguin<br />AGM-114 Hellfire<br />AGM-65 Maverick<br />Sea Skua

Integrated Tactical Avionics Systems (ITAS)

Northrop Grumman

AGM-65 Maverick Infrared Imaging

Raytheon

AN/ALQ-144 Infrared Jammers

BAE Systems

APS-143 Advanced Search Radar

Telephonics

AN/AQS-18A Active Dipping Sonar

L-3 Communications
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