Walkaround #338

Sikorsky MH-60L Black Hawk 

Reference photos by Everett McEwan

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Some info on these Blackhawks; they were part of US Spec Op Command, and were here in Colorado training with Special Forces (10th Spec Forces) out of Ft Carson. They were praticing "helicasting" or dropping boats and troops into the water, they would come in on the deck and pull into a hover about 5 ft off of the lake (Chatfield Resovior) and the boats would drop and the Soldiers would jump out. All of this would happen in a matter of seconds, and made very little noise doing it. Also the paint job is  flat Black with green stencils.

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Photo 2

Photo 3

antenna
belly

 

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instrument panel

cockpit
cockpit roof
cockpit

 

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cockpit floor

instrument panel
cockpit roof
cockpit

 

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flare dispenser
front door

 

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front floor canopy

head on
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fuel tank

 

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fuel tank

hook
winch/hook
ir exhaust

 

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IR warning sensor

left rear
mid underside
nose

 

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nose

rear crew compartment
rear crew compartment
rear crew compartment

 

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rear crew compartment roof

rear crew compartment
rear underside tail
rear underside

 

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rotor

rotor
left side front
left side middle

 

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left side tail

left side
swimmers
tail

 

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tail

tail

tail
tail

 

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tail

tail

tail
top deck

 

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underside front

underside front
windshield

 

Photos and text by Everett McEwan