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 Kaman HU2K (UH-2 / SH-2) Sea Sprite utility / ASW helicopter

 

SH-2G Super Sea Sprite

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
UH-2A (ex-HU2K-1) utility 12/1962 - 1963 88 --- 2 seats, 1 General Electric T58-GE-8B engine (1250 hp), 10 passenger or cargo
UH-2B 1963 - 1967 102 without all-weather equipment
UH-2C 5/1967 - early 1970s 178 modified from UH-2A and UH-2B 2 T58-GE-8B engines (2 x 1250 hp), all-weather equipment, armor, 3 7.6-mm MG
SH-2D ASW 1971 - 1971 20 modified from UH-2C 3 seats, LN-66HP radar, 544 kg of combat load on 2 points: 2 Mk46 torpedoes or depth charges, 15 acoustic buoys
SH-2F 1980 - 1991 90 2 T58-GE-8F engines (2 x 1320 hp), 2 T700-GE-401 engines from 1983 (2 x 1750 hp), 726 kg of combat load (2 Mk46 or Mk50 torpedoes or 2 Penguin ASM or 2 Sea Skua ASM or Maverick ASM or Hellfire ATM), 15 acoustic buoys, or 6 passengers
SH-2G Super Sea Sprite 1991 - 4/1993 20 2 T700-GE-401C engines (2 x 1850 hp), 1 7.6-mm MG, 726 kg of combat load (2 Mk46 or Mk50 torpedoes or 2 Penguin ASM or 2 Sea Skua ASM or Maverick ASM or Hellfire ATM, 2 Sidewinder AAM), 15 acoustic buoys, or 8 passengers, APS-143 radar additionally

 

Modification SH-2F

SH-2G

Rotor diameter, m

13.41 13.41

Length, m

12.06 12.19

Height, m

4.72 4.58

Rotating area, m2

141.17 141.17

Empty mass, kg

3193 3500

Full flying-off mass, kg

5805 6118
Engine 2 General Electric T58-GE-8F 2 General Electric T700-GE-401C
Power, h. p. 2 x 1320 2 x 1850
Maximal speed, km/h 265 261
Cruise speed, km/h 230 222
Flying range, km 679 1008
Vertical speed, m/s   10.5
Maximal altitude, m 6880 5360
Complement 3 3
Armament 726 kg of combat load (2 Mk46 or Mk50 torpedoes or 2 Penguin ASM or 2 Sea Skua ASM or Maverick ASM or Hellfire ATM), 15 acoustic buoys, or 6 passengers 1 7.6-mm MG, 726 kg of combat load (2 Mk46 or Mk50 torpedoes or 2 Penguin ASM or 2 Sea Skua ASM or Maverick ASM or Hellfire ATM, 2 Sidewinder AAM), 15 acoustic buoys, or 8 passengers

SH-2D Sea Sprite

SH-2F Sea Sprite

SH-2G Super Sea Sprite

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008