sikorsky s-61 H-3

CH-3C


1963

Model

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.


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From Organisation with model CH-3C
1961
usa US Navy
    s-61 H-3 355 1961/09
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
1992
tunisia Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jamahiriyah At' Tunisia
    s-61 H-3 1992/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

80ch-3c





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