The Sikorsky H-60 is a modern helicopter designed for the US armed forces. It features a twin turboshaft engine and can be used in a variety of roles. Design work started inh the nineteen seventies, with first flight in 1979. The SH-60 Seahawk is the US NAVY version for anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship surface warfare but also supply and search and rescue (SAR). All Navy SH-60s carry a rescue hoist. It operates both from ships and land.

The USAF and US Army operate the HH-60, UH-60 and MH-60 versions with various equipment including long range fuel tanks and refuelling capability. The type is also flown by various other armed forces.


SH-60 Sea Hawk

This helicopter has a low visibility scheme.

Photographed January 2012, by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

SH-60F Ocean Hawk

This SH-60F has serial 164079 and has a scheme for HS-10. It is at the USS Midway museum at San Diego, CA.

Photographed December 2013 and December 2015, by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

HH-60G Pavehawk

This HH-60F Pavehawk is operated by the USAF has serial 26309. It was seen fully operational during an Open Day at Nellis AFB.

Photographed End 2017, by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

Several scale models exist of the H-60 in various versions: in 1/72 scale of Hasegawa, HobbyBoss and Dragon and in 1/48 of Revell/ Italeri and Academy / Minicraft. In the larger scale 1/35 from Academy/ AFV Club and more recent Kittyhawk (see our IPMS NL review).


This walk around page was first created January 2012 by M. de Vreeze