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HH-60 Pave Hawk

A US Air Force helicopter that performs dramatic rescue missions, often on the battlefield, can be viewed up close in the static park at this summer's Air Tattoo.

The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is modified version of the US Army's Black Hawk helicopter (which featured in the 2001 US film Black Hawk Down).

Its primary mission of is to conduct day or night rescue operations into hostile environments to recover servicemen and women during war.

The HH-60G also performs military operations other than warfare, including civil search & rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, NASA space flight support and rescue command and control.

The HH-60G has a top speed of 300km/h, a range of 933kms and a ceiling of 14,000ft. The aircraft will come from the 56th Rescue Squadron, part of the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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