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
|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 ...
|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 ... |