Kaman SH-2F “Seasprite”

Kaman SH-2F “Seasprite” at the New England Air Museum


Type:   Anti-submarine warfare
Crew:   3
Capacity:   Up to 4 passengers and two litters
Armament:   2 X side fuselage mounted pylons; 2 X ASW torpedoes
Length:   52' 7”
Height:   15' 6”
Rotor Diameter:   44'
Empty Weight:   7,000 lbs.
Gross Weight:   12,800 lbs.
Cruise Speed:   130 mph
Maximum Speed:   140 mph
Range:   422 mi.
Service Ceiling:   22,500'
Powerplant:   2 X General Electric T58-GE-8F
Year:   1985
Serial No.:   161905
Location:   Military Hangar

The Seasprite is a ship-based helicopter with anti-submarine and anti-surface threat capability, including over-the-horizon targeting. It was also used for search and rescue missions. It was designed to be a fast, all-weather utility craft for the U.S. Navy.

Go to our panorama page to view the Seasprite's cockpit.

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