sikorsky s-61 H-3

   
   

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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




News about this Model:

Modernized S-61T first flight, 06-Jan-14 : SHELTON, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the successful maiden test flight of the modernized S-61T helicopter with an integrated glass cockpit and enhanced performance capabilities.

Cobham Avionics for the S-61T, 19-Feb-13 : Shelton, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced plans to equip Sikorsky’s modernized S-61T helicopter with a suite of advanced avionics provided by S-TEC Corporation/Cobham Commercial Systems (Cobham) of Mineral Wells, Texas.

New H-3 for support of presidential airlift training, 13-Dec-12 : The US Navy has awarded a $25.3 million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp (SAC) in Stratford, Conn., to convert a H-3 helicopter to a flyable trainer aircraft in support of the presidential airlift program, according to contract documents released this Thursday through the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website.

CH-124 Sea King launches five torpedoes, 13-Aug-12 : Capt Laura Oberwarth - No one on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship HMCS Algonquin can remember the last time a Canadian CH-124 Sea King helicopter dropped five exercise torpedoes in one day. But, that’s exactly what happened July 19 during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), which took place around the Hawaiian Islands from June 29 to August 3, 2012.

Troy facility completes S-61 modernization for US State Dept, 23-May-12 : TROY, Alabama - Sikorsky Aircraft’s Troy, Ala., facility announced today it has completed the structural modernization of its first S-61T™ airframe, which will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

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Model Specifications:

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



cockpit s-61 H-3


Derivatives and Versions of this model:

ModelYearHistory
    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.
The VH-3A has a last small window on the port side.
    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 Sea King     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) ...
    VH-3D Sea King     1967 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 ...
    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 ...
    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 ...
    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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