- Mar 24, 2007
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Smart Observation.I have watched the “hooah” promotional several times now and Bell crammed as much into that as they could for the discerning viewer. ..... if you watch in the background a couple of V-280 are sling loading a couple of M777 howitzers (UH-60 can’t do that),
Wikipedia lists M777A2 weight as 9,800 lb, while an UH-60 LIMITS - Army Aviation doc I found stated the following:
5.17 Cargo Hook Weight Limitation
For UH-60A aircraft, the maximum weight that may be suspended from the cargo hook is limited to 8,000 pounds. For UH-60L aircraft, the maximum weight that can be suspended from the cargo hook is 9,000 pounds.
This implies the V-280 load carrying capacity as at least 10,000 lb