Sikorsky s-65 H-53 in
usa US Air Force







Del'd: 78 - 1968 to 2008




Helicopters

  • US Air Force s-65 H-53
  • US Air Force s-65 H-53

The US Air Force start receving the HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant in 1968 as replacement for the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant as their long range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter.
The basically similiar CH-53C was used for general transport work, Missile Site support, and aerial drone recovery.
The much improved MH-53 Pave Low upgrade was introduced in the 1980s which in turn were finally replaced by the CV-22B Osprey in 2008.

8 HH-53B
44 HH-53C
20 CH-53C
upgrades as HH-53H Pave Low II
    HH-53H redesignated MH-53H
upgrades as MH-53J Pave Low III
upgrades as MH-53M Pave Low IV

6? TH-53A ex USMC

Bunos 66-14428 / 14435 ( c/n 65-043/050 ) - 8 HH-53B
BuNos 67-14993 / 14996 ( c/n 65-091/094 ) - 4 HH-53C
BuNos 68-8283 / 8286 ( c/n 65-130/133 ) - 4 HH-53C
BuNos 68-10354 / 10369 ( c/n 65-160/175 ) - 16 HH-53C
BuNos 68-10739 / 10754 16 HH-53C Cancelled
BuNos 68-10922 / 10933 ( c/n 65-218/222, 255/231 ) 12 CH-53C
BuNos 69-5784 / 5797 ( c/n 65-232 & 65-240/252 ) - 14 HH-53C
BuNos 70-1625 / 1632 ( c/n 65-335/342 ) - 8 CH-53C
BuNos 73-1647 / 1652 ( c/n 65-385/390 ) - 6 HH-53C

Assigned in 1989:
BuNos 66-14468 / 14473 - 6 ex USMC CH-53A


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