sikorsky s-61 H-3
CH-3C

1963        


Model History:

CH-3C
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, a conventional water-tight hull instead of the S-61s boat-hull, and retractable tricycle landing gear. It first flew in 1963. While still under development, the US Air Force placed an order for the aircraft in lieu of Boeing-Vertol CH-46Bs because Sikorsky could guarantee earlier delivery. The S-61R was designated the CH-3C in Air Force service. As well as the short-lived Texas Tower support, the CH-3Cs were also kept busy in servicing Atlas and Minuteman silo complexes.


Organisations with this Model:

From Organisation with model CH-3C
1962
usa US Air Force
    s-61 H-3 138 1962/94
 
1973
usa Carson Helicopters
    s-61 H-3 1973/now
 
1980
usa Croman Corp
    s-61 H-3 1980/now
 
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usa State of California
    s-61 H-3
usa Evergreen Helicopters
    s-61 H-3
   

Construction Numbers on database of CH-3C

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    61-502 1963 US Air Force 62-12577 : del USAF as CH-3C 62-12577, 30Jan64; destroyed in groun+
    61-503 1963 US Air Force 62-12578 : del USAF as CH-3C, 62-12578, 30Jan64; xfer 1st Helo Sq,+
Sep79 pictured with 1st HS at Andrews AFB
Yanks Air Museum yard at Chino, CA 2005, still 2009
    61-504 1963 US Air Force 62-12579 : USAF CH-3C d/d 09Feb64; w/o 06Nov69
During a mission to fly Laotian troops to a dirt landin+
    61-505 1963 US Air Force 62-12580 : del USAF as CH-3C 22Nov63; xfer 4950th TW, WPAFB, OH 08+
    61-506 1963 US Air Force 62-12581 : del USAF as CH-3C 62-12581 22Nov63; xfer 1550th ATTW, H+
    61-507 1963 US Air Force 62-12582 : del USAF as CH-3C 62-12582 30Dec63; destroyed S.E.A. 17+
    61-508 1963 US Air Force 63-9676 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9676, 31Dec63; conv CH-3E unk; xfe+
    61-509 1964 US Air Force 63-9677 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9677, 25Feb64; xfer Stead AFB, NE;+
    61-510 1964 US Air Force 63-9678 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9678, 09Mar64; Destroyed S.E.A. 30+
ch-3e 20th HS, w/o 30dec67 in Laos
During landing at Lima Site 85, they approached from th+
    61-511 1964 US Air Force 63-9679 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9679 01May64; xfer Stead AFB, NE; +
    61-512 1964 US Air Force 63-9680 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9680 16Apr64; xfer 341st SMW, Malm+
    61-513 1964 US Air Force 63-9681 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9681 21May64; conv CH-3E; xfer 38t+
21st SOS Skycap 36; pictured in Vietnam/Laos date unk; +
    61-514 1964 US Air Force 63-9682 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9682 22May64; xfer 40th ARRS, Det +
    61-515 1964 US Air Force 63-9683 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9683 27May64; xfer 44th ARRS, Home+
1966-1967 Det15 Patrick AFB, FL; 1969 asg Apollo 11, I +
    61-516 1964 US Air Force 63-9684 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9684, 04Jun64; xfer 341st SMW, Mal+
    61-517 1964 US Air Force 63-9685 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9685, 04Jun64; conv CH-3E; Destroy+
ch-3e 38th ARRS w/o 06nov65 hit by ground fire during CSAR of+
    61-518 1964 US Air Force 63-9686 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9686 14Jul64; xfer 1370th OMRON, T+
    61-519 1964 US Air Force 63-9687 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9687 14Jul64; conv CH-3E; xfer 100+
    61-520 1964 US Air Force 63-9688 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9688 14Jul64; conv CH-3E; xfer BAR+
1966-1967 Det15 Patrick AFB, FL; 1969 asg Apollo 11, +
    61-521 1964 US Air Force 63-9689 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-521, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 63-9+
ch-3e 21st SOS w/o 19jan69 in Thailand
    61-522 1964 US Air Force 63-9690 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-522, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 63-9+
10nov64, brand new, pictured in southern Missouri durin+
Carson Helicopters N42626 : Carson 1994; ex 63-9690
    61-523 1964 US Air Force 63-9691 : ch-3e Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-523, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 63-9+
US Coast Guard 9691 : CG 9691 was stationed at Air/Sta Traverse City from 198+
State of California N308SB : SBSD San Bernardino County Sherrif Dept; c 2001 sponson+
Croman Corp N308SE : Croman Corp; 2008
    61-524 1964 US Air Force 64-14221 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-524, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
ch-3e 1979 pictured as CH-3E VIP type near Pentagon, Washingt+
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jamahiriyah At' Tunisia ? : ex USAF 64-14221
    61-525 1965 US Air Force 64-14222 : ch-3e USAF S-61R; d/d 30mar65 Tyndall AFB, Florida; Nov65 to +
    61-526 1965 US Air Force 64-14223 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-526, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
    61-527 1965 US Air Force 64-14224 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-527, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
1966-1967 Det15 Patrick AFB, FL; 1969 asg Apollo 11, I+
    61-528 1965 US Air Force 64-14225 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-528, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
1966-1967 Det15 Patrick AFB, FL; 1969 asg Apollo 11, I+
    61-529 1965 US Air Force 64-14226 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-529, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
    61-530 1965 US Air Force 64-14227 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-530, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
    61-531 1965 US Air Force 64-14228 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-531, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
    61-532 1965 US Air Force 64-14229 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-532, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
Delivered to Naha Okinawa from a factory refit joining +
    61-533 1965 US Air Force 64-14230 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-533, ff?; ddel USAF as CH-3C 64-+
29mar91 AMARC/HH029, to US Army
88-91 to 304th ARRS, Portland IAP, OR; 29mar91 I deliv+
Carson Helicopters N4263F : Carson 15nov94; ex 64-14230
    61-534 1965 US Air Force 64-14231 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-534, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
hh-3e 38th ARRS, w/o 29nov66 crashed
    61-535 1965 US Air Force 64-14232 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-535 ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-14+
    61-536 1965 US Air Force 64-14233 : hh-3e Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-536, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
    61-537 1965 US Air Force 64-14234 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-537, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
fuselage at National scrap yard Tucson, Arizona
    61-538 1965 US Air Force 64-14235 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-538, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
    61-539 1965 US Air Force 64-14236 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-539, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
ch-3e 20th HS w/o 23aug67 engine failure in Laos
    61-540 1965 US Air Force 64-14237 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-540, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-1+
ch-3e 21st SOS w/o 26feb69 hit by ground fire in Laos during +
    61-541 1965 US Air Force 65-5690 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-541, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
ch-3e Jan79 pictured (top) with 432 TDG (Tactical Drone Group+
2001 pictured (bot) preserved at Aerospace Museum of Ca+
    61-542 1965 US Air Force 65-5691 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-521, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
ch-3e pictured at Thailand, date unk; 21st SOS w/o 27jun69 +
    61-543 1965 US Air Force 65-5692 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-540, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
    61-544 1965 US Air Force 65-5693 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-544, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
    61-545 1965 US Air Force 65-5694 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-545, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
    61-546 1965 US Air Force 65-5695 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-546, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
    61-547 1966 US Air Force 65-5696 : USAF; conv CH-3E; 02feb79 to AMARC; 17oct11 still there
Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-547, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
I served in Ethiopia, Africa. We supplied all the groun+
    61-548 1966 US Air Force 65-5697 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-548, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
    61-549 1966 US Air Force 65-5698 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-549, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
    61-550 1966 US Air Force 65-5699 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-550, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
    61-551 1966 US Air Force 65-5700 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-551, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5+
Carson Helicopters N4263A : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-551, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C; sol+
    61-552 US Air Force 65-12777 : USAF; conv to HH-3E; to Tunisia AF; w/o Apr02
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jamahiriyah At' Tunisia ? : ex USAF 65-12777; w/o Apr02 crash into river, 12 killed
    61-553 US Air Force 65-12778 : hh-3e USAF; conv to HH-3E; 38th ARRS w/o 20jan66 during SAR m+
    61-554 US Air Force 65-12779 : hh-3e USAF; conv to HH-3E; 38th ARRS w/o 06feb67 during SAR m+
    61-555 US Air Force 65-12780 : USAF; conv to CH-3E; conv to HH-3E; 1992 to AMARC; 2008+
    61-556 US Air Force 65-12781 : USAF; conv JCH-3C; conv HH-3E
Aug79 pictured as HH-3E type with 129th ARRS, Californi+
    61-557 US Air Force 65-12782 : hh-3e USAF; conv HH-3E; 37th ARRS w/o 05oct68 Laos
    61-558 1965 US Air Force 65-12783 : Sikorsky S-61R c/n 61-558 ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-127+
1980 HH-3E type pictured with 106 ARRG / 102nd ARRS, Ne+
N650DC : private Wilmington, DE; 1995-1999
ZK-HYK : w/o Feb00 during log lifting; Fuselage stored at Palmer+
    61-559 US Air Force 65-12784 : USAF d/d 31may66 as CH-3C; conv to HH-3E; served in Tha+
    61-560 US Air Force 65-12785 : hh-3e USAF; conv HH-3E; 40th ARRS w/o 21nov70 raid POW Son Ta+
    61-561 US Air Force 65-12786 : ch-3e USAF; conv CH-3E; 37th ARRS w/o 16oct68 landed on sea a+
    61-562 US Air Force 65-12787 : USAF; conv CH-3E; conv HH-3E; AMARC HH0030
    61-563 US Air Force 65-12788 : USAF; conv CH-3E; 1979 AMARC HH0020; to USCG; 1990 AMAR+
    61-564 US Air Force 65-12789 : USAF; conv CH-3E; to USCG; 1990 AMARC 44009; 2008 prese+
    61-565 1966 US Air Force 65-12790 : USAF d/d 17dic66; 100th SRW SAC; 1968 Da Nang, Vietnam;+
31jul92 pictured preserved at the Hill AFB Museum. On t+
    61-566 US Air Force 65-12791 : USAF; conv CH-3E; 1991 AMARC 44013; to USCG; to N61EV
Evergreen Helicopters N61EV : Evergreen; ex 65-12791
    61-567 US Air Force 65-12792 : USAF; conv CH-3E; 1995 to N4196Z
N4196Z : ex USAF 65-12792
    61-568 US Air Force 65-12793 : ch-3e USAF; conv to CH-3E; 1981 pictured as VIP type at Andr+
US Coast Guard ? : d/d unk; ex USAF 65-12793; 1991 to AMARC
    61-569 US Air Force 65-12794 : USAF; conv HH-3E
    61-570 US Air Force 65-12795 : USAF; conv CH-3E
    61-571 US Air Force 65-12796 : USAF; conv CH-3E; to N4197R
N4197R : ex USAF 65-12796
    61-572 US Air Force 65-12797 : USAF; conv CH-3E; 2002 at Carolinas Aviation Museum, Ch+
    61-573 US Air Force 65-12798 : USAF; conv CH-3E
    61-574 US Air Force 65-12799 : USAF; conv CH-3E; preserved at Davis-Monthan AFB Air Pa+
    61-575 US Air Force 65-12800 : USAF; conv JCH-3E; to Carson Helicopters, Perksasie, PA
    61-590 US Air Force 66-13291 : USAF; conv HH-3E
    61-591 US Air Force 66-13292 : USAF; conv HH-3E; wfu 1992; to Tunisian Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jamahiriyah At' Tunisia ? : ex USAF 66-13292
    61-592 US Air Force 66-13293 : USAF; fate unk
    61-594 US Air Force 66-13294 : ch-3e USAF; 21st SOS (56 SOW) w/o 30mar68 hit by ground fire +
    61-595 US Air Force 66-13295 : ch-3e USAF; 21st SOS (56 SOW) w/o 23may68 crashed near Khe Sa+
    61-596 US Air Force 66-13296 : USAF; conv HH-3E
    80 C/N found.




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