sikorsky s-61 H-3


  • sikorsky s-61 H-3
The Sikorsky S-61 is a twin-engined helicopter which served mainly as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft with the military designation of SH-3 Sea King. Has been built under license in Italy, Japan and in the United Kingdom. Major civil versions are the S-61L and S-61N


Engine: 2 x GE T58
Capacity: 3 + 28
Length: (m) 16.7
Height: (m) 5.13
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 19
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5380     Max: 10000
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 267
Range: (km) 1000
Ceiling: (m) 4480
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 500


HSS-2 Sea King 1959 Original S-61 version designed as an Anti-submarine warfare helicopter for the US Navy. Redesignated SH-3A in 1962. Prototype XHSS-2 first flew o ...
S-61B 1961 ASW version of SH-3A for export to Japan & Canada.
S-61L 1961 The S-61L first flew on 2 November 1961. It is was 4ft 3in (1.27m) longer than the standard S-61A/HSS-2/SH-3 in order to carry freight or passen ...
CH-124 Sea King 1962 Canada ordered 41 Sikorsky CHSS-2 ASW helicopters for the Royal Canadian Navy in 1960. The first few were built by Sikorsky in CT with the remai ...
CH-3B 1962 The USAF ordered 12 Vertol 107/II (XCH-49) helicopters for Texas Tower and missile silo support in early 1962, but cancelled th contrac tin Sep 6 ...
mitsubishi S-61 1962 Mitsubishi received a license to pruduce the Sikorsky civil S-61L/N & HSS-2 Sea King in 1961. Sikorsky shipped two S-61Ls in knock down form, two ...
S-61A 1962 Sikorsky designed civil S-61A Payloader was a cargo transport version of S-61. One built for Sikorsky demonstration and development work. Later ...
S-61N 1962 The S-61N made its first flight on 7 August 1962. Otherwise identical in length and performance to the S-61L, this version is optimized for overw ...
SH-3A Sea King 1962 Redesignation of the HSS-2 under the Oct.1962 DoD Tri-Service integrated naming convention. All HSS-2/SH-3A built for USN after Oct 1962 were de ...
VH-3A Sea King 1962 Redesignation of Sikorsky HSS-2Z Sea King executive transport under DoD Tri-Service integrated naming convetion, Oct 1962.
Presidential transport was first shared between the Marines and the US Army's Executive Flight Detachment. The VH-3A has a last small window o ...
CH-3C 1963 The Sikorsky S-61R was a company funded development of their S-61/SH-3 Sea King model. It features a redesigned fuselage with a rear loading ramp ...
S-61R 1963 The Sikorsky S-61R was a company funded development of their S-61/SH-3 Sea King model. It features a redesigned fuselage with a rear loading ramp ...
S-61A-1 1964 Royal Danish Air force SAR helicopter.
SH-3D Sea King 1964 Improved version of SH-3A ASW helicopter for the US Navy. Featured uprated engines and more advanced avionics and ASW equipment / sonar.
CH-3E 1965 USAF improved transport over CH-3C with additional fuel and uprated engines.
HH-3A Big Mother 1965 Search and rescue variant for the US Navy converted from SH-3A. Modifications included armor, 7.62 mm miniguns, DECK-EDGE refueling capability, ...
NH-3A 1965 Special test version of S-61F (SH-3A) with stub wings, 2x turbo jet engines, and revised fuselage shape for high speed trials.
RH-3A Sea King 1965 Minesweeper helicopter for the US Navy converted from HHS-2/SH-3A by substituting the anti-submarine equipment by a minesweeping gear.
By Ron Milam, HC-7 Historian: The USS Catskill (MCS-1) carried 22 small, mine sweep boats as well as two RH-3A helos, in tow below deck hanga ...
S-61N Mk.II 1965
S-61V 1965
HH-3E Jolly Green Giant 1966 USAF CSAR version with uprated engines, armor plate, additional fuel tanks and rescue hoist.
Eight aircraft built and 50 CH-3Es were converted to this standard
agusta AS-61 1967 The Agusta Sea King was built under licence in Italy from 1968. 73 aircraft were delivered to the Italian armed forces in different configuration ...
S-61A-4 1967 Sikorsky built 41 S-61A-4 transport helicopters for the Royal Malaysian Air Force in two batches from 1968-1978. They were called Nuri (Parrot) ...
HH-3F Pelican 1968 This twin turbine, medium range, amphibious, all weather helicopter extended the Coast Guard offshore search and rescue capabilities. The HH-3F h ...
The HH3F was manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft, Division of United Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticu. The HH3F is equipped with a singl ...
S-61D-1 1968 Royal Navy export version of SH-3D Sea King. Four built by Sikorsky for license production by Westland of UK.
S-61D-2 1968 AMI export version of SH-3D Sea King. One built by Sikorsky for license production by Agusta of Italy.
westland sea king 1969 The Admiralty was not satisfied with arrangements for British anti-submarine warfare in the mid 1960s. The Wessex HAS.3 was useful for hunting a ...
At least 7 main versions of the Sea King developed for the UK armed forces, plus a further 7 near derivatives for export and 3 versions in t ...
Also export versions for at least Australia, Belgium, Egypt, Germany, India, Norway, Pakistan and Qatar.
S-61A-5 1970 Improved SAR utility transport for RDAF based on S-61D. One built.
S-61D-3 1970 Brazilian Navy export version of SH-3D Sea King
SH-3G Sea King 1970 105 US Navy HSS-2/SH-3A and SH-3D converted to the cargo and utility role
S-61D-4 1972 Argentine Navy export version of SH-3D Sea King
SH-3H Sea King 1974 Conversion of 163 HSS-2/SH-3A and SH-3D airframes with improved ASW equipment suite including an AQS-81 MAD towed body fitted to the starboard sp ...
VH-3D Sea King 1974 The first version of the Sikorsky S-61 was flown in 1959 and was originally developed as the SH-3 Sea King: an antisubmarine sensor carrier for ...
UH-3H Sea King 1990 In the 1990s, as US Navy fleet HS squadrons began to field the SH-60F Seahawk, many SH-3H Sea Kings were stripped of their mission equipment, and ...
Fire King 2003 Carson Helicopters modification of the S-61 with : Composite Main Rotor Blades 15 Passenger Interior Fire King 1,000 Gallon Fixed Belly Tan ...
S-61T Triton 2010 Sikorsky is refurbishing older S-61 aircraft for the US State Department. The new S-61T Triton program includes the upgrade and installation of ...

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