Sikorsky s-55 H-19 in
portugal Força Aérea Portuguesa


Portuguese Air Force





Del'd: 4 - 1954 to 1960





Força Aérea Portuguesa s-55 H-19

The UH-19A was the first helicopter operated by the FAP. Used mainly in the search and rescue role at Azores islands. They were promptly removed from service after an accident occured October 4, 1959. The fourth aircraft was delivered to be preserved at the Museum


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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    55-137 h-19a 1952     9101: FAP; BuNo 51-7139; w/o 04oct59
US Air Force 51-7139: SikorskyH-19A 51-7139, 20Jun52
    55-1237 h-19d 1958     9101: FAP Museum; BuNo 57-5979; preserved as fake 9101 at Sintra M+
US Army Aviation 57-5979: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-1237, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, +

Italian Air Force MM57-05979: xfer MAP to Italian Air Force as MM57-05979, unk.

Italian Air Force MM80119: reserialled Italian Air Force as MM80119, unk; to Portu+

Italian Air Force MM57-5979: displayed at Musee Royal de lArmee from c 1979 to c 198+
        9102: FAP
        9103: FAP

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