The Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk (ICAO: H60 / WAKE: MEDIUM) is a multi-mission, twin-engine, medium-range helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard. Created in Second Life by Spijkers & Wingtips, the aircraft was based on the real-life MH-60 Jayhawk developed by Sikorsky Aircraft.
The real-life Jayhawk was originally designated HH-60J before being upgraded and redesignated beginning in 2007. The MH-60T is designed to fly a crew of four up to 300 mi (483 km) offshore, hoist up to 6 additional people on board while remaining on-scene for up to 45 minutes and return to base while maintaining an adequate fuel reserve. Normal cruising speed of the MH-60T is 135 to 140 kn (155 to 161 mph) and the aircraft is capable of reaching 180 kn (207 mph) for short durations. The MH-60T can fly at 140 kn (161 mph) for six to seven hours.
- Pilot's heads-up display (HUD) attachment.
- Functioning cockpit instruments with:
- Altimeter, vertical speed, airspeed, compass, artificial horizon, and fuel gauge indicators.
- Electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) with region mapping.
- Instrument lighting.
- Animated components (main rotor, tail rotor, x4 entry hatches).
- Exterior lighting (navigation lights, strobes, and beacon).
- Cargo winch system with cargo hook and rescue basket, harness, stretcher and gurney.
- Emergency floatation system (optional).
- Incremental collective/cyclic flight system.
- Optional simulated fuel (DSA Fuel).
- Acquisition Directorate - MH-60T Medium Range Recovery Helicopter (PDF). United States Coast Guard (November 2009). Archived from the original on 2010-07-07. Retrieved on 2010-07-07. “All 42 H-60 aircraft are scheduled to be modernized by 2015”
- Thirteenth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office (2003-04-21). Jayhawk - HH-60J Helicopter (PDF). United States Coast Guard website. United States Coast Guard. Retrieved on 2010-07-07. “...carry out the Coast Guard's search and rescue, law enforcement, military readiness and marine environmental protection missions...”