Air International 1988-02
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??? - The Still Sprightly Seasprite
The prototype Kaman YSH-2G, an update of the SH-2F Seasprite with General Electric T700 turboshafts.
Flight view of the YSH-2G, showing the changed engine installation
Deck view of the YSH-2G, showing the changed engine installation
A typical configuration for a Seasprite is shown in this photograph, with one torpedo and one auxiliary tank on the fuselage station, with the towed MAD stowed farther outboard on the starboard side.
The standard SH-2F, shown launching sonobuoys from the fuselage rack.
A fully-equipped SH-2F Seasprite, showing the torpedo on the port side of the fuselage and the pack of sonobuoys in the fuselage side.
The re-engined YSH-2G prototype landing on the USS "Oliver Hazard Perry" (FFG-7) during trials on 16 June 1985.
A formation of SH-2Fs over San Diego, with one aircraft each from HSL-31, 33, 35 and 37.
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite
Kaman SH-2G Seasprite