kaman seasprite

   
   

1958        


ModelC/N



Seasprite was originally conceived as a small-ships, single engined combat search and rescue airframe for the US Navy. The prototype first flew on 2 Jul 1959. 184 UH-2A/B were built between 1961 and 1963. Between 1967 and 1970 most were upgraded to UH-2C or HH-2C by retrofit of twin 1250 SHP T58-GE-8B turboshaft engines. Further modifications to LAMPS-1 standard in 1973 for some airframes. Upgrades to ASW equipped SH-3D for further airframes. Production restarted in 1981 in response to President Reagans 600 ship fleet inititative and the delay to the SH-60B Seahawk, with more powerful (1350 SHP) T58-GE-8F twin engines and the Kaman 101 rotor system which became the SH-2F. All remaining US Navy -C models have been upgraded to -F.
Plans announced in 1985 to provide an improved version of the Kaman SH-2 Seasprite, mainly for the us export market (initially for south korea and taiwan). By 2001, airframes were in use in Australia, Egypt, New Zealand and Poland.

The SH-2G Super Seasprite has improved twin GE T700-GE-401 turboshaft engines.




News about this Model:

New Seasprites Formally Handed over to New Zealand, 06-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officially accepted ownership of the new Seasprite SH-2G(I) helicopters from Kaman Aerospace in a ceremony at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland this morning.

New Zealand Accepted First SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite, 01-Dec-14 : BLOOMFIELD, Conn - Kaman Corp today announced that the New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted the first SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Acceptance occurred at Kaman’s Bloomfield, Connecticut facility.

Kaman to Support the Upgrade of SH-2G for Peru, 20-Nov-14 : BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Kaman Corp. today announced that it has entered into a contract with General Dynamics Canada to remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft and provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy.

Kaman Negotiates Upgrade of 4 SH-2G for Peru, 27-Oct-14 : BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Kaman Corporation confirmed today that it is negotiating with General Dynamics Canada to remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft, and will provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy.

CAE training devices for New Zealand SH-2G, 21-Oct-14 : Wellington, New Zealand - Today at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) annual forum, CAE announced it has been awarded contracts by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to support its SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter synthetic training devices.

    More News ...



Model Specifications:

Engine: 1 x GE T58
Capacity: 3
Length: (m) 15.9
Height: (m) 4.11
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 13.41
Disc area: (m2) 141.26
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 2127     Max: 4627
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km)
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)



Derivatives and Versions of this model:

ModelYearHistory
    YHU2K-1     1958 Kaman proposed the Model K-20 to fulfill the light utility role for the US Navy in 1957 and won! The Kaman design featured four blades on the ma ...
    UH-2A     1959 Kaman built 84 Model K-20 HU2K-1 (UH-2A) Seasprite light utility helicopters for the US Navy from 1958-1960, before production switched to the im ...
    UH-2B     1960 Kaman built 102 Model K-20 HU2K-1U (UH-2B) light utility helicopters for the US Navy from 1960-1962. Survivors were subsequently converted to UH- ...
    UH-2C     1965 Total of 41 UH-2A & UH-2B twin-engined upgrade conversions starting in 1965, with UH-2A 147981 serving as the prototype.
    HH-2D     1968
    SH-2D     1970
    YSH-2E     1971 Two Seasprites were converted to YSH-2E LAMPS II configuration. YSH-2E 149033 was one of two tested by HSL-31 in 1972 aboard USS Fox (DLG-33). T ...
    SH-2F     1973
    SH-2G     1985


Organisations with this Model:

From Organisation with model seasprite
1962
usa US Navy
    256 1962/01
 
1964
usa US Marine Corps
    11 1964/70
 
1997
egypt egyptian navy
    14 1997/now
new zealand Royal New Zealand Navy
    9 1997/now
 
2002
poland Marynarka Wojenna
    4 2002/now
 
2003
australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
    10 2003/08
2015

peru Marina de Guerra del Peru
    2015/now

Construction Numbers on database of seasprite or its versions

60SH-2F
17SH-2G
84UH-2A
102UH-2B
4YHU2K-1








Flying a Helicopter   |   Accidents   |   Jobs  

40879 serials     11023 photos     2978 heliports
Countries
Helicopters
Ships
Mobile: m.helis.com   |   Helis Airliners







EXPLORE HELIS.COM
MH-53M,     MH-60R     Gazelle HT.2 & HT.3
EH.101,   NH.90,  Tigre,   Bell 430,   AW.139
Orgs. CV-22 Osprey,     EC.145
Units:HS-1,   78Sqd,   USCG,   PNA
Ships:Destroyers,     HMS Ark Royal
More: Bell 525,   AW.149,   AW.609,   S-61T
X2,   X3,   EC.130T2,   EC.175
US Army AAAS     Ultralights



HELICOPTER NEWS






UK Sign 5 Another Years For AW101 Fleet Support
CPI Aero Airborne Laser Mine Detectors for MH-60S
LASD Super Puma Major Service Inspection by Vector
Australians Inspects Marines CH-53E for Darwin Force
AGC AeroComposites Systems for US Army MH-60M
DSCA Announced New CH-47F Batch to Netherlands
2015 AAMS Excellence Award to PHI Air Medical
HMH-366 Marine Earns the Danny L Radish 2014
Northrop Grumman at AAAA Meeting 2015
​International Representatives View CH-53K Helicopter
Airbus Helicopters at Dubai DIHAD 2015
US Army Fields First Unit with AH-64E / RQ-7B Combo
Royal Dutch Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Bell 412EP Delivered to Nishi Nippon Airlines
Bell Helicopter Opens New Office in Tokyo
H145 in a Month-Long Demonstration Tour in Brazil
South African National Parks Received New AS350B3e
Air Rescue Concepts Trains with Las Vegas Metro
MHS Aviation Honored by Airbus Helicopters




Helicopter History Site - www.helis.com - Online since 1997 - Privacy Statement - RSS - Facebook - Twitter - Linkedin - Google+

This page downloaded 27 Mar 2015 11:17:40 MDT