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Sikorsky S-55 H-19 9
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YearVersionC/N
1954 61 16 US Navy 129166 : 14 Dec 1954 crashed N of Bell Globe Plant, TX
1954 dragonfly wa/h/119 Armée de l'Air 119 : Dragonfly 1A f/f 25 Sep 1952, d/d 30 Sep 1952. ex G-17-12. Engine failure while airborne, rotor disintegrated following autorotation and abandoned, 18 Jan 1954 in Indo-China.
1954 hc.2 wa/h/017 Royal Air Force WF315 : HC.2 Del RAF 8 Mar 1950; Far East Casevac Flt; 194 Sq by Feb 1953
Royal Air Force WF315 : w/o 3 Mar 1954 after loss of control during take off from Fort Chabai, Malaya, while with 194 Sq.
1954 hc.4 wa/h/110 Royal Air Force WX953 : HC.4 Del RAF 23 Jan 1952
Royal Air Force WX953 : w/o 14 May 1954 while with 194 Sq. During a landing in a Malaysian jungle clearing, the a/c turned over after tail rotor hit an obstruction.
1954 hc.4 wa/h/127 Royal Air Force XB254 : HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Jan 1953, for 194 Sq
Royal Air Force XB254 : w/o 16 Oct 1954, tail cone broke after take off and crashed at Grik, whilst with 194 Sq
1954 hc.4 wa/h/129 Royal Air Force XB256 : HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Jan 1953, for 194 Sq
Royal Air Force XB256 : w/o 14 Sep 1954, overturned after forced landing at Simpang whilst with 194 Sq.
1954 hr.3 wa/h/035 Fleet Air Arm WG665 : dd May 1952 as HR.3 to RNAS Gosport. To HMS Campania Jun 1952 for Operation Hurricane A-bomb tests, RNAS Gosport Dec 1952.
Fleet Air Arm WG665 : HMS Warrior SAR Flt by Dec 1953, ditched on take-off, off Korea mid Jul 1954.
1954 h-19a 55-110 US Air Force 51-3861 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-110, ff:?; del USAF as H-19A, 51-3861, 03Apr52.
US Air Force 51-3861 : w/o 15apr54 in Marshall Islands
1954 h-19b 55-421 US Air Force 52-7589 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-421, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 52-7589, 08Jun53.
US Air Force 52-7589 : to France w/o 27mar54
1954 h-19b 55-495 US Air Force 52-7592 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-495, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 52-7592, 07Jul53.
US Air Force 52-7592 : to French Forces; w/o 09feb54
1954 h-3 1001 nederlands helikopter industrie H.1 : NHI Prototype H.1; w/o 1954
1954 HO4S-3 55-457 US Navy 133741 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-457, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jun53; del USN as HO4S-3, 133741, 07Jul53.
Fleet Air Arm WV201 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV201, Ex BuAer 133741, d/d 26Sep53, w/o 14Jun54, s.o.c 12Jul54.
Fleet Air Arm WV201 : 706 Sq/786 by Oct 1953, 845 Sq/R by Apr 1954, w/o 14 Jun 1954 in shallow water nr Hal Far
1954 HO5S-1 52-067 US Marine Corps 130109 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-067, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 13Nov52; del USMC as HO5S-1, 130109, 24Nov52.
US Marine Corps 130109 : w/o 23aug54


1954 HO5S-1 52-092 US Marine Corps 130134 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-092, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jan53; del USMC as HO5S-1, 130134, 06Feb53.
US Marine Corps 130134 : w/o 01aug54
1954 HRS-1 55-046 US Marine Corps 127810 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-046, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 127810, 25Jul51
US Marine Corps 127810 : w/o 06mar54
1954 HRS-2 55-149 US Marine Corps 129042 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-149, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 129042, 28May52
US Marine Corps 129042 : w/o 26aug54 accident
1954 HRS-2 55-282 US Navy 130184 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-282, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130184, 27Oct52
Fleet Air Arm WV191 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV191, Ex BuAer 130184, d/d 20Nov52, w/o circa 1954 in Malaya, s.o.c. 19Oct54.
1954 HRS-2 55-283 US Navy 130185 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-283, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130185, 28Oct52.
Fleet Air Arm WV192 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV192, Ex BuAer 130185, d/d 02Dec52; w/o 01Oct54.
1954 HRS-3 55-334 US Marine Corps 130206 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-334, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-3, 130206, 11Jun53
US Marine Corps 130206 : w/o 19mar54
1954 uh-25b 256 US Navy 130079 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 256 ff:?; ordered US Navy as HUP-2 130079, unk; xfer MDAP to France, 1953
Aéronautique Navale 23.S.5 : del Aeronavale as HUP-2 256, unk; asgd Flotille 23.F, 23.S.5, unk; w/o ditched due to engine failure 02Mar54
Aéronautique Navale 130079 : accident 12jun62: soc 26sep62
1954 uh-25b 266 US Navy 134437 : Piasecki PV-18 cn266, ff:?; del US Navy as HUP-2 134437, unk [last HUP built]; redesig UH-25B, Oct62; wfu unk.
US Navy 134437 : w/o 18may54
1954 uh-25b 36 US Navy 128482 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 36 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-2 128482, unk; status unk.
US Navy 128482 : w/o 05apr54
1954 Sycamore 3 13066 Royal Air Force XD196 : Sycamore HR.13 (for ASR evaluation). Del RAF Apr 1953
Royal Air Force XD196 : w/o 13 Jan 1954 near RAF Linton-on-Ouse, while with 275 Sq
1954 Sycamore 4 13144 Ministry of Defence (MoD) XE306 : HR.14 Del Nov 1953 to A&AEE
Royal Air Force XE306 : w/o 28 Jul 1954, Overturned after power loss in low hover, while with 275 Sq
1954 uh-12b 386 Schweizer Luftwaffe KAB-201 : SUI; Jan54 w/o
1954 uh-12b 511 Fleet Air Arm XB475 : ex USN 134725. d/d 22 Apr 1953 to RN. Flew in the Fleet Review 15 Jun 1953 at Spithead. crashed and w/o 10 Jun 1954 SE of Lee-on-Solent.
1954 uh-12b 549 Fleet Air Arm XB520 : ex USN 134739. d/d 13 Aug 1953 to RN. w/o 10 Jul 1954 while operating in Kingston Bay with Vidal Flt.
    27 C/N found.


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