When you think of the U.S. Army and helicopters, chances are you think of the Black Hawk helicopter. Ever since the first one went into service in 1979, this helicopter has been the primary medium lift utility transport and air assault aircraft for the U.S. Army. Truly ubiquitous, they played a part in the Osama Bin Laden raids and many others. Manufactured by Sikorsky, there are many different types and a variety of models to fit many different needs, but this version is the UH-60A model with a top speed of 150 Knots. Fuel is stored in two crash worthy fuel tanks totaling 360 gallons which keeps the plain aloft for a range of 320 Nautical Miles. The strong and secure build of this craft means that it can keep a maximum 2640 lbs airborne, the equivalent of 11 combat equipped troops in addition to a pilot, co-pilot and crew chief. As a twin engined helicopter it is equipped with two General Electric T700-GE-701 turbo shaft engines rated at 1,560 shaft horsepower turning a single 4-bladed rotor and a single 4-bladed tail rotor. If you are interested in bidding in this auction, make sure to do your research and place your bid before the auction ends on January 13 at 10:00 AM Central Time (CT). With a starting bid of $200,000 this auction is only for those who are serious about bidding. To get more information and to place a bid head over to www.governmentauctions.org and sign up for your FREE 2 day trial.