Kaman seasprite in
usa US Navy







Del'd: 256 - 1962 to 2001




Helicopters

  • US Navy seasprite

The Kaman K-20, a single engine all-weather utility helicopter was selected in 1956 by the US Navy to be used from aircraft carriers in the search and rescue role. The HU2K-1 ( later UH-2 ) entered service on early 1960s. In 1968 it was retrofitted to the UH-2C variant with two turboshaft engines.

In 1970 the Seasprite was selected to be the LAMPS Mk1 (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) as the SH-2D. Equipped with advanced sensors and weaponry, this variant was an escort ship-based helicopter and was join by new built SH-2F from 1981.

BuNos 147202 - 147205 ( c/n 1-4) : YUH-2A
BuNos 147972 - 147983 ( c/n 5-16 ) : UH-2A
BuNos 149013 - 149036 ( c/n 17-40 ) : UH-2A
BuNos 149739 - 149786 ( c/n 41-88 ) : UH-2A
BuNos 150139 - 150186 ( c/n 89-136 ) : UH-2B
BuNos 150621 - 150623 ( cancelled? ) : UH-2B
BuNos 151300 - 151335 ( c/n 137-172 ) : UH-2B
BuNos 152189 - 152206 ( c/n 173-190 ) : UH-2B
BuNos 161641 - 161658 ( c/n 191-208 ) : SH-2F
BuNos 161898 - 161915 ( c/n 209-226 ) : SH-2F
BuNos 162576 - 162587 ( c/n 227-238 ) : SH-2F
BuNos 162650 - 162655 ( c/n 239-244 ) : SH-2F
BuNos 163209 - 163214 ( c/n 245-250 ) : SH-2G
BuNos 163541 - 163546 ( c/n 251-256 ) : SH-2G
BuNos 163547 - 163552 ( c/n 257-262 ) : cancelled SH-2G

Most UH-2A/B converted later to HH/SH-2D/F


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