The search store system of SH-60 helicopters is
less complex than that of the P-3 and S-3 aircrafts, but
it serves the same purpose. The SH-60 has all weather
capabilities. The SH-60B is designed to operate off
frigates, destroyers, and cruisers. Its primary missions
interdiction of surface ships and submarines. Its
secondary missions include communications relay,
vertical replenishment, search and rescue (SAR),
medavac, and fleet support. The SH-60F is designed to
replace the SH-3, and it operates off aircraft carriers.
The primary mission is close-in ASW protection for the
carrier battle group, and secondary missions include
SAR and plane guard. Both the SH-60B and SH-60F
are equipped with 25 sonobuoy launch tubes,
BRU-14/A bomb racks (2 on the SH-60B and 3 on the
SH-60F) for carriage of torpedoes. The SH-60F also
has air-to-surface missile capabilities. The various
models of the SH-60 helicopter (B, F) have different
configurations and capabilities.
REVIEW NUMBER 3
List the three basic aircraft used by the Navy
for ASW operations.
The P-3 aircraft has ______ bomb bay
What is the total number of unpressurized
sonobuoy launch chutes in a P-3 aircraft?
Three pressurize SLTs are used in P-3
aircraft. What size SLTs are used?
Describe the numbering system of the P-3
bomb bay stations.
You can mount ______ BRU-12/A racks on
the primary pylon assembly of a P-3 aircraft.
What bomb rack or release unit is used with
the SH-60 helicopter?
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize safety
precautions to follow when handling aircraft
The safety precautions you should follow when
dealing with aircraft, systems, and their maintenance
are outlined in various publications. The repetition of
safety precautions in the manuals makes sure they are
widely distributed and read. A few of the safety
precautions applicable to the aircraft discussed in this
chapter are listed below.
Do not open or close the bomb bay doors when
personnel or equipment are in the vicinity of the
bomb bay. Also, do not enter the bomb bay until
the door safety pin is installed.
Beware of APU noise. It can cause permanent
ear damage to the unprotected ear. Wear ear
protection devices when working in the vicinity
of an operating APU.
Provide adequate interphone communications
between personnel inside and outside the
aircraft to ensure safety between personnel and
to compensate for the size of the aircraft.
Before you apply external power to the aircraft,
make sure that personnel are not performing
maintenance on electrical or electronic systems.
Make sure that personnel working with or near
high voltage are familiar with modern methods
Observe the aircraft external danger areas shown
in the particular loading manual.
suspension bands. They can release with enough
force to cause serious injury.
REVIEW NUMBER 3 ANSWERS
The three basic aircraft used by the Navy for
ASW operations include the P-3 and S-3
aircraft and SH-3 helicopter.
The P-3 aircraft has eight bomb bay stations.
There are 48 unpressurized sonobuoy launch
chutes in a P-3 aircraft.
Three pressurized size A SLTs are used in P-3
P-3 bomb bay stations are numbered as
follows: odd-numbered stations in the upper
level and even-numbered stations on the
You can mount two BRU-12/A racks on the
primary pylon assembly of a P-3 aircraft.
The BRU-14/A bomb rack is used with the