KAMAN SH-2 SEASPRITE
Title: Kaman SH-2 Seasprite
The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite was developed in the late 1950’s in response to a US Navy requirement for a fast and compact naval helicopter and first flew in 1959. Initial variants were utility aircraft, but later variants were used in the anti-submarine role. 184 examples were built between 1959 and 1969.
In 1985 the SH-2G Super Seasprite program began with a re-engining program for the SH-2F. Some US Navy ships could not accommodate the larger UH-60 helicopter so the US Navy felt that upgrading an existing helicopter would be cost-effective. The SH-2G entered service with the US Navy in 1993 but was retired in 2001. A number of overseas air arms were supplied with the SH-2G, most of which were remanufactured from US Navy SH-2F’s.
This title contains two flight manuals covering an early variant of the Kaman Seasprite helicopter and the later SH-2G. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.