About the UH-72A
UH-72A quick facts
- Max. Weight: 7,903 lbs.
- Capacity: 2 pilots + 6 passengers
- Power plant: 2 Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 turboshaft engines
- Fast cruise speed: 131 kts.
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The U.S. Army’s Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E) phase with its new UH-72A Lakota included operations from Barstow Daggett Airfield, California in 2007.
These flights provided assessments of the Lakota’s handling qualities, performance and capabilities in a range of mission applications.
A recap of the testing is provided in the 1 min. 30 sec. video clip, available for viewing below:
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