sikorsky s-61 H-3    
   
HH-3F Pelican

1968        



HH-3F Pelican


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HH-3F Pelican
This twin turbine, medium range, amphibious, all weather helicopter extended the Coast Guard offshore search and rescue capabilities. The HH-3F had a maximum speed of 142 knots with a normal cruise speed of 120 knots. Range: 650 NM. Maxi-mum Weight: 22,500 pounds. Design Gross Weight: 19,500 pounds. The Coast Guard purchased 40 H-3F's. The last one was delivered in 1973. The cost of the airframe not including the engines, avionics and government furnished equipment was approximately $900,000
The HH3F was manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft, Division of United Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticu. The HH3F is equipped with a single main rotor, twin engines rated at 1500 SHP each, a fully retractable tricycle landing gear, amphibious capabilities, and hydraulically operated aft ramp that may be opened in flight, on the ground, or on water, The HH3F may be used as a general purpose vehicle to locate, recover and render assistance to persons in distress. In addition it may be used for logistic support, reconnaissance, and general utility. The maximum span with the main rotor blades rotating is 62 feet. The maximum length of the helicopter with the rotor blades extended is 73 feet. The height over the highest point of the helicopter (tail rotor) is 18 feet 1 inch. The HH3F‘s maximum gross weight is 22,050 pounds. Normal crew includes pilot and co-pilot seated side-by-side in the cockpit with the pilot on the right side. To the rear of the cockpit is the cabin. Access between the cockpit and the cabin may be used in flight. A folding jump seat is provided in the cockpit entry. A sliding cargo door is located on the right side of the forward end of the cabin. An eight-foot ramp is located at the rear of the cabin. The cabin accommodates two crew-men and six passengers. Two large windows located in the forward cabin are used as search stations. Two electronics racks are located in the cabin, one immediately aft of the copilot and one in the aft portion of the cabin. A folding type navigator’s table is mounted on the electronics rack aft of the copilot and forward of the left crewman’s seat. Structural provisions are mad for 14 additional passenger seats and 15 USAF pole type litters the cabin is 6’6” wide, 6’ height, and 26’2 ½ “long. Eight feet of the length is ramp area. The cabin is equipped with tie-down rings for transportation of cargo. A 600-pound capacity hydraulic rescue hoist with approximately 240 feet of useable cable is suspended on a fixed truss over the cargo door. Two gas turbine engines are mounted side by side in the engine compartment which is located above the forward portion of the cabin. The engine drive shafts extend aft into the main gear box which is located in the transmission compartment. The main rotor assembly, to which the five rotor blades are attached, is splined to the main gear box drive shaft. The APU located aft of the main gear box is capable of driving the main gear box accessory section. The APU is used for engine starting and checkout of systems. A removable deflector is installed to reduce the possibility of foreign object damage to the engines


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From Organisation with model HH-3F Pelican
1968
usa US Coast Guard
    40 1968/94
1973
usa Carson Helicopters
    s-61 H-3 1973/now
 
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Construction Numbers on database of HH-3F Pelican

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C/NYearHistory
    61-586 1968 US Coast Guard 1430 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-586, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1430 +
This was the first HH3F delivered to the USCG by Sikors+
apr69 to jul71 (aprox) at CGAS Brooklyn
    61-593 US Coast Guard 1431 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-593, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1431 +
    61-597 1968 US Coast Guard 1432 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-597, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1432 +
I was at CGAS Cape Cod when the 1432 was lost.This was +
The pilot, James Stiles was a friend of mine at CGAS Ko+
    61-598 US Coast Guard 1433 : USCG HH-3F; May06 to Carson Helicopters, Perkasie, PA
1989/90 I was station in ATC Mobile Alabama. We did a u+
Mar74-Oct75 flew this bird along with the 1468 and 1479+
    61-599 US Coast Guard 1434 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-599, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1434 +
    61-600 1968 US Coast Guard 1435 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-600, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1435 +
last active squadron CGAS Clearwater; july1992 AMARC pa+
    61-601 US Coast Guard 1436 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-601, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1436 +
    61-602 1968 US Coast Guard 1437 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-602, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1437 +
last active squadron CGAS Clearwater; oct1992 AMARC par+
    61-603 1968 US Coast Guard 1438 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-603, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1438 +
10may80 I think CG-1438 might have been involved in the+
26may80 Time Magazine Nation The Jets Roar In
last active squadron CGAS Clearwater; jul1993 AMARC par+
This aircraft is currently being restored for static di+
    61-629 US Coast Guard 1467 : 1973 at CGAS St Petersburg, Albert Whitted Field replac+
27may93 to AMARC/440035
1986 appear on the Top Gun movie with CGAS San Diego ma+
21may04 i/a at Blackhawk Tech College, Janesville, WI a+
1467 : 2009 still preserved as mechanic trainer helicopter at +
    61-630 US Coast Guard 1468 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-630, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1468 +
Mar74-Oct75 flew this bird along with the 1433 and 1479+
1988-1991 stationed at Air/Sta Traverse City MI; 1992+
    61-631 US Coast Guard 1469 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-631, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1469 +
1976-1978 was radio navigator. Once we hit hail in the +
1988-1991 flew as aircrew on 1468/1469/9691 at Air/Sta +
08jul10 sunk by Nautical Adventures Cookson
    61-632 US Coast Guard 1470 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-632, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1470 +
CG 1470 is now at Southern Illinois University at Carbo+
    61-633 1969 US Coast Guard 1471 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-633, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1471 +
probably overhauled at ARSC after the crash in AK and r+
I was A/C on 1471 when delivered to CGAS Salem, MA.
at Cape Cod CGAS, MA - 1989-1992
    61-634 1969 US Coast Guard 1472 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-634, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1472 +
    61-635 1969 US Coast Guard 1473 : UNKNOWN DATE, I was the Avionicsman when we ditched 147+
w/o 02nov86 struck a high cliff and fell to the beach +
I was the radioman on duty at the air station when this+
    61-636 1969 US Coast Guard 1474 : 1971 at CGAS St Petersburg, Albert Whitted Field
w/o 16dec72 crashed into Gulf of Mexico, W of Sarasota,+
    61-637 US Coast Guard 1475 : 1st assignment from factory was CGAS St. Petersburg at +
1971, I qualified as an SAR Aircrewman on this while st+
preserved at Technical College, Milwaukee, WI
    61-638 US Coast Guard 1476 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-638, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1476 +
1st assignment from factory was CGAS St. Petersburg at +
    61-639 US Coast Guard 1477 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-639, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1477 +
1st assignment from factory was CGAS St. Petersburg at +
    61-640 US Coast Guard 1478 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-640, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1478 +
    61-641 US Coast Guard 1479 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-641, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1479 +
Mar74-Oct75 flew this bird along with the 1433 and 1468+
    61-657 US Coast Guard 1480 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-657, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1480 +
Sad to say the museum said coast guard colors werent fo+
- Rescue Logistics Inc : 2009 to Rescue Logistics ( www.reslog.org ) in non flyi+
- Rescue Logistics Inc : Rescue Logistics Inc; 2011 picture (center/bot) heavily+
    61-658 US Coast Guard 1481 : USCG HH-3F
01dec81 suffered a loss of tail rotor while in hover. N+
1986 pictured during an Andrews AFB openday
last squadron CGAS Clearwater; sep1992 AMARC park code +
    61-659 US Coast Guard 1482 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-659, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1482 +
    61-660 1970 US Coast Guard 1483 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-660, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1483 +
Last flight of USCG HH3F 1483 was on August 15, 1993 at+
took part in the search and rescue depicted in the movi+
    61-661 US Coast Guard 1484 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-661, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1484 +
24sep91 sustained severe damage while preforming a wate+
Currently in a hotel room at the Winvian in conecticut.+
    61-662 US Coast Guard 1485 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-662, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1485 +
1973-1974 I flew in this helicoper for 14 months while +
    61-663 1972 US Coast Guard 1486 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-663, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1486,+
May/June 1978: While doing Platform Pickup training at +
    61-664 US Coast Guard 1487 : USCG CGAS Clearwater
1980s pictured at CGAS Clearwater
22jul93 to AMARC/440037; sold May06 to Carson Helicopte+
Carson Helicopters ? : Carson from May06
    61-665 US Coast Guard 1488 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-665, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1488 +
Airframe is now with the Aviation Warehouse, El Mirage,+
    61-666 US Coast Guard 1489 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-666, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1489 +
1974 asg CGAS Borinquen, Puerto Rico
    61-667 US Coast Guard 1490 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-667, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1490 +
1974 asg CGAS Borinquen, Puerto Rico
    61-668 US Coast Guard 1491 : 1974 asg CGAS Borinquen, Puerto Rico
20oct77 responded to crash of Convair N555VM airplane w+
30Mar93 to AMARC/440033
    61-669 US Coast Guard 1492 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-669 ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1492 u+
1974 pictured at CGAS Astoria ( not clearly seen, this +
1988 attached to CGAS Clearwater, while conducting hois+
24feb10: The museum is still open it just moved down th+
    61-670 Evergreen Helicopters N62EV : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-670, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1493 +
US Coast Guard 1493 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-670, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1493 +
    61-671 US Coast Guard 1494 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-671, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1494 +
    61-672 US Coast Guard 1495 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-672, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1495 +
    61-673 US Coast Guard 1496 : USCG; CGAS Kodiak
20apr90 pictured on a fuel stop at the US Naval Base AU+
1991 CGAS Clearwater; 24jan92 to AMARC/440017
1994 noted at CGAS Clearwater (tmp out of AMARC?)
05sep95 removed from AMARC; preserved at Pratt, KS
    61-674 US Coast Guard 1497 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-674, ff?; del USCG as HH-3F 1497 +
late 60s-early 70s, my father was awarded medals for re+
1978-1980 I flew at CGAS San Diego, my favorite ship. W+
Evergreen Helicopters N63EV : Evergreen, ex USCG 1497
    40 C/N found.




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