Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter

The S-92 is a medium lift helicopter designed by Sikorsky in 1995 for a number of roles, including executive transport, airline transport, EMS, Search-And-Rescue, offshore oil work, Heads-Of-State transport, and as a military helicopter (the Canadian CH-148 Cyclone) carrying 45 troops. As an airline helicopter, the S-92 seats 19 passengers; when designed for executive and VIP transport, seats are reduced to nine, with a lavatory and a galley. Armor is increased for both HOS and military roles.

The helicopter burns 245 gallons of jet fuel per hour of routine usage. A full tank of fuel costs $2,280.


Subassemblies: Body +5, Top-and-tail rotor +1, six retractable Small Wheels +1.

Powertrain: Two 2,043-kW Improved gas turbines; 4,086-kW Improved TTR drivetrain, 2,300-kWs advanced battery.

Fuel: 760 gallons jet fuel (Fire 13) in two light self-sealing tanks [Sponsons] (fire +0).

Occupancy: 2 RCS, 19 NPS or 9 RPS.

Cargo: 140 cf (2,800 lbs.) [Body].


Armor F RL B T U

All: 3/7 3/7 3/7 3/7 3/7



Body: Civilian Helicopter Package (autopilot, GPS, long-range radio (300 miles), navigation instruments, 1-mile searchlight, transponder), 21-man environmental control, backup driver option, flight recorder, non-targeting (weather) radar (50-mile).



Size: 68'x12'x21' Payload: 4.5 tons Lwt.: 13.25 tons

Volume: 1375 cf Maint.: 9 hours Price: $14,000,000


HT: 9. HPs: 557 Body, 246 Rotors, 50 each Wheel.


aSpeed: 174 aAccel: 5 aDecel: 9 aMR: 2 aSR: 3

Stall speed 0.


Design Notes:

Body is 1,375 cf; rotor is 27.5 cf; wheels are 68.75 cf. Structure is light, standard with fair streamlining. Armor is standard composite. Mechanical controls. Fuel tanks are light, seal-sealing. Empty weight is 17,497 lbs. Asking price for a 2001 model was $7,700,000. Design aSpeed is 329; the real-world value is shown. Design weight was 15% too low (but could readily change for alternate applications); real-world maximum take-off weight was used for all performance calculations. Fly-by-wire electronic controls will be introduced in 2008. Maintenance values were calculated from design cost.



None, except as redesigned for alternate primary roles.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic