The UH-60 is a medium-lift utility and transport helicopter operated by the United States Armed Forces.
The UH-60 is a transport helicopter used to transport troops into battle. It has a pilot, co-pilot, a crew chief (which operates one of the side guns), a door gunner and room for up to eleven troops - about a squad or two special operations squads.
It is armed with two 7.62 mm M134 miniguns mounted on the side doors for defence. The UH-60L FFAR variant replaces these miniguns with fin-folding aerial rocket launchers.
There are several variants of the UH-60.
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The UH-60L has a crew of three: a pilot, crew chief and door gunner. The crew chief and the door gunner each use M136 7.62mm miniguns mounted on both sides of the helicopter behind the pilot. The pilot of the UH-60 sits on the right in the cockpit.
In a mission it is mainly used to transport friendly troops. It sees little use in direct combat.
The UH-60L FFAR is a version of the UH-60L armed with Hydra 70 FFAR (Folding Fin Aerial Rocket) rocket pods. The crew is reduced to one, the pilot. The door miniguns have been removed to accommodate the Hydra 70 rocket pods; however the cargo capacity remains the same as the regular UH-60L.
It is normally used in game as a long range support platform providing support to friendly troops far away with the Hydra 70 rockets. The UH-60L FFAR is also used to transport friendly troops when a normal UH-60L is not available.
The medical version of the UH-60M operated under the US Army in ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead.
The ArmA series' UH-60 is based off the real-world Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk - a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft . The modern US Army squad size was designed such that all members can fit into one Black Hawk.
- Mi-8MTV-3 - Russian equivalent
- UH-1H Huey - Predecessor
- UH-1Y Venom - Advanced version of the UH-1H used by the USMC
- Mi-24 Hind - Assault helicopter with limited troop transport capability
|Vehicles of ArmA 2|
|Wheeled||BRDM-2 • BTR-90 • BM-21 Grad • HMMWV • LAV-25 • Offroad • UAZ-469 • GAZ-3937 Vodnik|
|Tracked||2S6M Tunguska • AAPV-7A1 • BMP-2 • BMP-3 • M1 Abrams • M270 MLRS • T-72 • T-90 • ZSU-23-4|
|Helicopters||AH-1Z • Ka-52 • MH-60S • Mi-8MTV-3 • Mi-24D • UH-1Y Venom|
|Fixed-wing||A-10 Thunderbolt II • AV-8B Harrier • C-130J Hercules • F-35 Lighting II • MQ-9 Reaper • MV-22 Osprey • Pchela-1T • Su-34 • Su-25|
|US Army - Vehicles (ArmA 2)|
|Wheeled||ATV • HMMWV • MTVR • Stryker|
|Tracked||M1 Abrams • M2 Bradley • M270 MLRS|
|Rotor-wing aircraft||AH-6 Littlebird • AH-64D Apache • CH-47 Chinook • MH-6 Littlebird • UH-60 Black Hawk|
|Fixed-wing aircraft||A-10 Thunderbolt II • C-130J Hercules • MQ-9 Predator|