Cruise Speed: 183 mph
Gallon Capacity: 780/bucket
Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp
Crew: Pilot, Co-pilot and a Military Helicopter Manager
UH -60 “Blackhawk”
The UH-60 was originally designed for the U.S. Army in the 1970s as a light transport helicopter, air assault and a military medievac helicopter. The aircraft is a four bladed, twin engine helicopter. The popular UH-60 has a civilian version called a S-70″Firehawk”. Today CAL FIRE and other fire agencies train with members of the California and Nevada National Guard to use their aircraft as surge capacity during major wildfire events.