Sikorsky s-51 / R-5 / H-5 in
south africa Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag


South African Air Force





Del'd: 3 - 1948 to 1968





3 airframes as first helicopter type with SAAF, mainly used for insect control spraying operation. In the hot and high environment, the type was also very sensitive to changes in the centre of gravity and the airframes sustained damage from time to time. Supplemented by, and then replaced with the S-55.


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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    51-102     A1: SAAF. preserved museum Swartkop (FASK)
    ZS-HBT: ex A-1. Displayed at SAAF Museum, Ysterplaat by 1979



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