The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: HH-60G Pave Hawk

An HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter lands during a medivac mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brian Ferguson)

An HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter lands during a medivac mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brian Ferguson)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Manufacturer: Sikorsky

Function:Special Operations/Personnel Recovery 

Service Date: 1982  

Speed: 184 mph

Crew: Four

Production: 105 

Inventory: 99

Commentary: The HH-60 is a specially modified version of the H-60 Blackhawk used primarily for combat search and rescue, also aeromedical evacuation, casualty evacuation, civil SAR, and other support missions.