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KAMAN Seasprite

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H2
Aircraft
Name Seasprite
Manufacturer KAMAN
Wing Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Four-blade tail rotor
WTC Light
Type code H2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

KAMAN K-20 Seaprite
KAMAN K-894 Super Seasprite
KAMAN Seaprite
KAMAN SH-2 Seasprite
KAMAN SH-2 Super Seasprite
KAMAN Super Seasprite


KAMAN Seasprite

KAMAN Seasprite KAMAN Seasprite 3D

Description

Kaman's SH-2 Seasprite is a ship-based helicopter with anti-submarine, anti-surface threat capability, including over-the-horizon targeting. This aircraft extends and increases shipboard sensor and weapon capabilities against several types of enemy threats, including submarines of all types, surface ships, and patrol craft that may be armed with anti-ship missiles. It was developed for the United States Navy beginning in the late 1950s.

Technical Data

Wing span 13.41 m43.996 ft
Length 15.9 m52.165 ft
Height 4.72 m15.486 ft
Powerplant 2 x General Electric T58-GE-8F turboshaft, 1,350 shp (1,007 kW) each.
Engine model General Electric T58

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 120 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 2500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 61246,124 kg
6.124 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL240 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 478478 nm
885,256 m
885.256 km
2,904,383.204 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving H2

None on SKYbrary