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VH-60N Night Hawk helicopter

 
Description
Executive transport helicopter.
 
Features
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.
 
Background
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
(301)995-7410
 
General Characteristics
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: 7 November 2018
 
 
Photo: A VH-60N Whitehawk helicopter en route to the White House.