HAROLD ARKENBOUT COLLECTION
No. 1835. Kaman K-20 SH-2G Seasprite (161642 c/n 192) US Navy
Photographed at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Patuxent NAS, Maryland, USA, October 2002, by Harold Arkenbout
Arkenbout ref. no. PATArk_592

Kaman K-20 SH-2G Seasprite

06/30/2008. Produced in 1983, this aircraft was accepted by the USN Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Directorate in November. The following October it joined Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron Thirty-Two (HSL-32). Nine years later, October 1991 it was returned to Kaman and converted to an SH-2G and was delivered to Patuxent River in October 1993.

This Seasprite was involved in Dynamic Interface testing which evaluated the shipboard compatibility of helicopters, and in systems testing and modification evaluation for the Fleet. Withdrawn from use in September 1997, it was delivered to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in July 1998.

Created October 10, 2002