piasecki H-21 in
usa US Air Force






Del'd: 214 - 1952 to 1974



  • US Air Force H-21
US Air Force procurement began with 18 of the YH-21 Work Horse in 1952, which was the first tandem rotor helicopter used by the USAF. 33 H-21As followed and it distinguished itself in the SAR role, where it performed well in the Arctic environment. 168 H-21Bs were delivered. These were powered by the improved 1425hp Curtis-Wright R-1820-107 piston Cyclone. Most had been retired by 1966 but a few lingered on in service for almost 10 more years.



54 Air Rescue Sqdn Goose Bay LAB has 2 H-21Bs serve radar dew line and aircraft rescue


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Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1961/6354 ARRSCA Goose Bay
1956/6020th SOSMyrtle Beach
Smyrna / Sewart AFB
1956/6055 RQS
1956/5823 FTSFR Phalsbourg / Camp de la Horie
1955/5654 ARRSCA Goose Bay

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    B-1 h-21b     51-15854: USAF H-21B, redesig CH-21B, HH-21B
1963 pictured in flight line at Edwards AFB, CA
    B-2 h-21b     51-15855: USAF H-21B, redesig CH-21B, HH-21B pictured with 6515 OMS Ed+
    B-21 h-21b     51-15874: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-21, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 51-15874; un+
Japanese Air Force 02-4751: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4751 unk; units unk; wfu & soc un+
    B-24 h-21b     51-15877: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-24, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 51-15877; un+
Japanese Air Force 02-4752: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4752 unk; units unk; wfu & soc un+
    B-26 h-21b     51-15879: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-26, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 51-15879; un+
Japanese Air Force 02-4753: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4753 unk; units unk; wfu & soc un+
    B-31 h-21b     52-8668: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-31, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 52-8668; uni+
Japanese Air Force 02-4754: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4754 unk; units unk; wfu & soc un+
    B-61 h-21b     52-8699: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-61, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 52-8699; uni+
Japanese Air Force 02-4755: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4755 unk; units unk; w/o 10Sep64.
    B-72 h-21b     53-4322: Shipped to Turner Field in sections from Atkinson Field, Jun+
- FG-322: to Zaire AF as FG-322
    B-74 h-21b     53-4324: Shipped to Turner Field in sections from Atkinson Field whil+
- 53-4324: Pate Museum of Transportation, Texas 1970 to 2011 when +
    B-76 h-21b 1955     53-4326: USAF; to civ as N6792
May03 pictured preserved at March Field Air Museum, CA
- N6792: from 1982-; Sep85 seized during drug raid, donated to M+
    B-129 h-21b     53-4379: USAF H-21B; w/o Jul61 during search mission in mountains NW+
    B-136 h-21b 1954     53-4386: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-136, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 53-+
French Navy 31.F.1: xfer French Navy as 31.F.1, 1956; w/o at Rhoufi, 08Nov5+
    B-137 h-21b 1954     53-4387: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-137, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 53-+
French Navy 31.F.2: to French Navy as 31.F.2, 1956; soc 1968.
    B-138 h-21b 1954     53-4388: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-138, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 53-+
French Navy 31.F.3: xfer French Navy as 31.F.3, 56; w/o 14Aug56.
    B-146 h-21b 1956     53-4396: Piasecki PV-22, cn B.146, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B, 53+
Royal Canadian Air Force (1945-1968) 9641: CH-125 type, RCAF-9 d/d 12jan56, BuNo 53-4396

Spartan Air Services Ltd CF-JJO: Spartan Air Service, reg Dominion Helicopters for opera+

Royal Canadian Air Force (1945-1968) 9641: RCAF Sep65-Aug71, conv to V42A, scr
    B-148 h-21b 1956     53-4398: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B.148/FR.01, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-2+
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 108: del ALAT as 8 000 108 in 1956; xfer GH No2, AA, unk; xf+

Japanese Air Force 02-4756: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4756 1964; units unk; wfu & pre H+
    B-149 h-21b 1956     53-4399: Piasecki PV-22, cn B-149/FR.02, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-2+
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 109: del ALAT in Algeria as 8 000 109 in 1956; AB, unk; xfer+

Japanese Air Force 02-4757: To JASDF as 02-4757. [Scramble]
    B-150 h-21b 1955     53-4400: Piasecki PV-22, c/n B.150/FR.03, ff:1955?, ordered by USAF a+
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 110: del ALAT in Algeria as 8 000 110 in 1956; xfer GH No2, +

French Navy F-YDCE: xfer French Navy as F-YDCE in 1959

French Army Light Aviation 8 000 110: xfer ALAT, GH No2, ARZ, unk; xfer ES-ALAT, unk; soc: 18+
    B-154 h-21b 1956     54-4001: Piasecki PV-22, c/n B.154/FR.07, ff:1954; ordered by USAF as+
French Army Light Aviation 8 000 114: del ALAT (Algeria) as 8 000 114; xfer GH No2, AAG, unk;

French Navy F-YDCB: xfer Aeronavale as F-YDCB, unk;

French Army Light Aviation 8 000 114: xfer ALAT, GH No2, AAG, 1960; xfer ES.ALAT, unk; xfer E+

- N64606: sold Midwest Helicopter Airways as N64606, unk; sold Br+

preserved at Classic Rotors Museum, Ramona, CA; Oct01 p+
    B-159 h-21b     54-4006: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-159, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 54-4006; un+
Japanese Air Force 02-4758: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4758 unk; units unk; w/o 16Mar63.
    B-160 h-21b     54-4007: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-160, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 54-4007; un+
Japanese Air Force 02-4759: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4759 unk; units unk; wfu & pre Gi+
    B-161 h-21b     54-4008: Piasecki PV-17 c/n B-161, ff?; del USAF as H-21B 54-4008; un+
Japanese Air Force 02-4760: del JASDF as H-21B 02-4760 unk; units unk; wfu & soc un+
    B-162 h-21b 1956     55-5127: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-162, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-+
French Navy 31.F.3: del Aeronavale as 31F.3, C, Oct 1956;

French Army Light Aviation 8 000 xxx: xfer ALAT as 8 000 xxx, unk; xfer GH No2, ARS, unk; xfe+
    B-163 h-21b 1956     55-5128: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-163, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-+
French Navy 31.F.4: del Aeronavale as 31.F.4, D, Nov 1956;

French Army Light Aviation 8 000 yyy: xfer ALAT as 8 000 xxx, unk; xfer GH No2, ART, unk; xfe+
    B-164 h-21b 1956     55-5129: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-164, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-+
French Navy 31.F.5: del French Navy as 31F.5, E, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56+
    B-165 h-21b 1956     55-5130: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-165, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-+
French Navy 31.F.6: del French Navy as 31.F.6, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56; +
    B-166 h-21b 1956     55-5131: Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-166, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-+
French Navy 31.F.7: del French Navy as 31.F.7, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56; +
    B-167 h-21d 1958     57-2610: h-21b Vertol V-42A, cn B-167, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 57-26+
    B-168 h-21d 1958     57-2611: h-21b Vertol V-42A, cn B-168, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 57-26+
    29 C/N found in this Organisation

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