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Brainerd Helicopters was the first civilian operator of the Black Hawk, ultimately launching an operation that carried the Firehawk name. Dan Megna Photo
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The Black Hawk at 40: Part 5

The Air Force’s aging fleet of HH-60Gs will be replaced by the new-generation HH-60W. Skip Robinson Photo
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The Black Hawk at 40: Part 4

The MH-60S has a blend of UH-60M and MH-60R attributes. It has two doors on each side, a tail wheel, and an MH-60R rotorhead and avionics to achieve as much cockpit commonality as possible. Skip Robinson Photo
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The Black Hawk at 40: Part 3

Introduced in 1989, the uprated UH-60L "Lima" had a 20 percent increase in power and could carry 1,000 lb. (450 kg) more payload than the last UH-60As Sikorsky built. They were widely deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Graham Lavery Photo
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The Black Hawk at 40: Part 2

In the past 40 years, Sikorsky has delivered more than 4,000 members of the Black Hawk family, with that fleet collectively logging more than 14 million flight hours. Ted Carlson Photo
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The Black Hawk at 40: Part 1

The Serbian Air Force’s H145Ms will be equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, fire support equipment, ballistic protection as well as an electronic countermeasures system. Christian Keller Photo