US MTR rescue helicopter HH-60W checked by extreme temperatures

US MTR rescue helicopter HH-60W checked by extreme temperatures

The new American helicopter HH-60W Jolly Green II, designed for combat rescue operations, has passed the test of extreme temperatures. According to Flightglobal, tests of the machine were carried out in a specialized test hangar at the US Air Force base "Eglin" in Florida.


Reportedly, the performance of onboard systems and helicopter engines was tested in the temperature range from -51 degrees to +49 degrees Celsius. In addition, the helicopter was tested under the influence of wind simulated with powerful fans at a speed of up to 20 meters per second, rain with a stream of water of 492 liters per minute, as well as dense fog. As a result, the tests were recognized as successful.

The new American HH-60W helicopter for rescue operations was developed to replace the obsolete HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, which were put into service at the beginning of the 1980's. The purpose of such helicopters is rescue operations in the territory controlled by the enemy, as well as search and rescue operations, medical transportation and the fight against drug trafficking.

The new helicopter was developed since 2012, it received increased fuel tanks, updated on-board equipment and secure communication systems. The machine, developed on the basis of the multi-purpose UH-60M with an electro-remote control system, also received an expanded range of weapons.

The US Air Force plans to acquire 113 new helicopters, which will replace the HH-60G as they become available.

The name Jolly Green II was assigned to the HH-60W this spring. The machine was named after the HH-3E Jolly Green Giant rescue helicopter, which was actively used by the military during the Vietnam War.
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  1. Grandfather April 15 2020 14: 44 New
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    judging by the -60 degrees Fahrenheit scratched on the plexus, the temperatures are really extreme ...- 16 Celsius .. I go to the trash to the trash (200m) I still have time to smoke and have a chat with my neighbor ...
    1. GRIGORIY76 April 15 2020 14: 50 New
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      What can I say ... well, stupid, they’re taking on worthless helicopters for work, they themselves serve them ... I guess they sawed 90 percent of the money, but glued it on their knees ....
      1. Thrall April 15 2020 14: 54 New
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        tested in the temperature range from -51 degrees to +49 degrees Celsius

        And in the Yakut Oymyakon, classes for students in grades 1-5 are canceled at a temperature of minus 52 degrees smile
    2. kpd
      kpd April 15 2020 15: 17 New
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      -60 Fahrenheit is -51 Celsius.
      1. Mastodon April 15 2020 15: 31 New
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        Quote: kpd
        -60 Fahrenheit is -51 Celsius.

        Prepare for the Arctic? Oh well ..
  2. Zaurbek April 15 2020 14: 45 New
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    We did ansat with EDU ... and then altered it to a hydraulic one.
  3. Mavrikiy April 15 2020 14: 45 New
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    rain with a stream of water of 492 liters per minute,
    It's like, 492 liters per square meter. or the entire projection of the helicopter. request repeat
    1. Grandfather April 15 2020 14: 47 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      It's like, 492 liters per square meter.

      "wind into a mug ..." yes
    2. Bshkaus April 15 2020 14: 55 New
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      It's like, 492 liters per square meter. or the entire projection of a helicopter

      Well, you ask questions! Seriously, you need to read the test program, what and how they wrote there.
      On the one hand, they could
      "wind into a mug ..."
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      On the other hand, as in a joke about a ticket to a bathhouse for one person.
      They could even comprehensively blow, or even place them in the heat chamber, which is more logical.
      In any case, it is difficult to conclude from the material from the article.
  4. Mytholog April 15 2020 14: 48 New
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    For some reason, the film "The Day After Tomorrow" was remembered ...
    1. ximkim April 15 2020 15: 02 New
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      It can be seen that someone from the Sikorsky company thought (at leisure during self-isolation), and gave a start to speed up helicopter tests
  5. iouris April 15 2020 15: 16 New
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    General tactical and technical requirements (OTT-VVS) - minus 60 ... plus 50.
    1. Grandfather April 15 2020 15: 53 New
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      Quote: iouris
      General tactical and technical requirements (OTT-VVS) - minus 60 ... plus 50.

      Fahrenheit? pretend! laughing
      1. iouris April 15 2020 16: 33 New
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        You are an American?
        Quote: Dead Day
        Fahrenheit? pretend!

        Celsius, not ... a gate. Set off, not set off.
  6. Engineer Schukin April 15 2020 15: 28 New
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    Quote: Dead Day
    judging by the -60 degrees Fahrenheit scratched on the plexus, the temperatures are really extreme ...- 16 Celsius .. I go to the trash to the trash (200m) I still have time to smoke and have a chat with my neighbor ...

    -60F is -51C

    very indicative for VO, how many pluses you managed to instruct here.
    1. Mastodon April 15 2020 15: 35 New
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      Quote: Engineer Schukin
      very indicative for VO, how many pluses you managed to instruct here.

      laughing Here it became a common thing, gangs snoop around and talk about political preferences .. crying
    2. Grandfather April 15 2020 15: 58 New
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      Quote: Engineer Schukin
      е

      for having fun! laughing(these were summer pluses)
  7. regdan April 15 2020 15: 36 New
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    There is life in the old dog yet...
  8. Peter is not the first April 15 2020 21: 22 New
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    Get ready for our cold weather. How is it in the famous work of Gogol: Kum, and Kum, do you think this helicopter will fly to Oymyakon or not? If only I hadn’t.