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YearVersionC/N
1957 47g-2 1967 Luftwaffe AS+385 : w/o 29.05.57 crashed
1957 ab47g-2 229 Luftwaffe AS+396 : w/o 30.09.57 crashed
1957 Dragonfly 1A wa/h/132 Westland G-ANLV : w/o 14 Jun 1957, struck from UK register 7 Oct 1957
1957 h-21b B-164 US Air Force 55-5129 : Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-164, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-5129, MDAP to France, 1956
Aéronautique Navale 31.F.5 : del French Navy as 31F.5, E, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56; w/o at Khenchela, 25Jan57; [Note: Reported that this helicopter was seen in South Carolina in 1962.]
1957 h-21b B-165 US Air Force 55-5130 : Piasecki PV-22 c/n B-165, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B 55-5130, MDAP to France, 1956
Aéronautique Navale 31.F.6 : del French Navy as 31.F.6, Nov56; asgd Algeria, Nov56; w/o at Dielfa, 03Apr57.
1957 h-34a 58-299 Armée de l'Air SKY.299 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-299, ff:?; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.299, coded LH, 25May56; w/o accident (explosion), 03Sep57.
1957 h-34a 58-337 Armée de l'Air SKY.337 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-337; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.337, 30Feb56; coded LO, unk; suffered accident 06Feb57; soc 15Mar57.
1957 h-34a 58-357 Armée de l'Air SKY.357 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-357; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.357, 04Sep56; w/o accident 06Apr57.
1957 h-34a 58-399 Armée de l'Air SKY.399 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-399; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.399, 08Jan57; severely damaged in accident, 26Mar57; soc 03Jun57.
1957 h-34a 58-554 Armée de l'Air SKY.554 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-554; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.554, 17Jun57; destroyed by fire 20Nov57; soc 28Mar58.
1957 HO4S-2 55-144 Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 55144 : HO4S-2; RCN d/d 29apr55; w/o 25jun57 McNabs Island Halifax Harbour; used as ground instructional airframe
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 55144 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-144, ff:?; ordered by Pratt & Whitney Canada for Royal Canadian Navy as HO4S-2, 55144, 09Apr52; w/o 1957.
1957 HO4S-3 55-455 US Navy 133739 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-455, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 133739, 07Jul53.
Fleet Air Arm WV199 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV199, Ex BuAer 133739, f/f 19May53, d/d 16Sep53; w/o 10Jan57, s.o.c 24Apr57
Fleet Air Arm WV199 : Stored Gosport Sep 1953
Fleet Air Arm WV199 : 845Sq/T by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956, ditched and w/o 10 Jan 1957 off Malta. soc Apr 1957.
1957 HO4S-3 55-481 US Navy 133749 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-481, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jun53; del USN as HO4S-3, 133749, 09Jul53.
Fleet Air Arm WV221 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV221, Ex BuAer 133749, f/f 22Jun53, d/d 26Sep53; w/o 15Jul57, s.o.c 23Jul57.
Fleet Air Arm WV221 : 6 Nov 1956 Landed groups of 45 CDO RM from HMS Theseus at Port Said during Suez Canal operations, while with 845 NAS.
1957 HO4S-3 55-892 Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 55892 : HO4S-3; RCN d/d 31aug55; w/o 14mar57 ditched off the coast of Key West Florida. Crew rescued by USS Cromwell (DE 1014)
1957 hr2s-1 56-016 US Marine Corps 140317 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-016, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 140317, 06Jan57; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 140317 : w/o 04feb57
1957 hr2s-1w 56-021 US Navy 141647 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-021, ff:?; del USN as HR2S-1W, 141647, 03Jun57; w/o unk.
US Navy 141647 : w/o 12nov57
1957 hss-1 58-147 US Navy 138468 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-147, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138468, 01Dec55; w/o HS-9, NAS Quonset Point, RI, 25Feb57.
1957 hss-1 58-164 US Navy 138473 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-164, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138473, 06Dec55; w/o HS-2, abd USS Philippine Sea [CVS-47], 27Feb57.
1957 hss-1 58-252 US Navy 141594 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-252, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141594, 28Apr56; w/o HS-9, Quonset Point, RI, 27Jun57.
1957 uh-25b 249 US Navy 130072 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 249 ff:?; ordered US Navy as HUP-2 130072, unk; xfer MDAP to France, unk;
Aéronautique Navale 249 : del Aeronavale as HUP-2 249, unk; asgd Flotille ??.F, 249, unk.
Aéronautique Navale 130072 : w/o 15jun57
Aéronautique Navale 130072 : w/o 15jun57
1957 hus-1 58-543 US Marine Corps 144640 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-543, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144640, 09May57; w/o HMRL-363, MCAS Santa Ana, CA, 26Oct57.
US Marine Corps 144640 : w/o 26oct57 crashed and burned in the mountains near Pickle Meadows cold weather training command Bridgeport,CA. 5 people on board all survived 1 minor injury
1957 hus-1a 58-580 US Marine Corps 144659 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-580, ff:1957; del USMC as HUS-1A, 144659, 25Jun57; w/o BAR FA, East Hartford, CT, 26Jun57.; [Shortest helicopter service span currently on file: 1 day.]
1957 OH-23B 738 Koninklijke Luchtmacht O-10 : ex USAF 54-2944. 299 Sq. w/o 23 Oct 1957
1957 se3130 1011 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1011 : ALAT; w/o 19apr57


1957 se3130 1075 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1075 : w/o 02aug57
1957 Sycamore 4 13148 Fleet Air Arm XD656 : Built as HR.51 at Filton. Delivered to RN Mar 1954. To RAN Oct 1954.
Fleet Air Arm (RAN) XD656 : To RAN Oct 1954. Ditched off HMAS Melbourne and w/o, 4 Dec 1957.
1957 Sycamore 4 13240 Royal Air Force XJ363 : HR.14. Del RAF Jun 1955
Royal Air Force XJ363 : w/o 20 May 1957 after forced landing following engine malfunction, while with 275 Sq.
1957 Sycamore 4 13243 Royal Air Force XJ381 : HR.14. Del RAF May 1956
Royal Air Force XJ381 : w/o 7 Aug 1957 after blades struck ground during landing, while with 194 Sq.
1957 Sycamore 4 13273 Royal Air Force XG513 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Aug 1955.
Royal Air Force XG513 : w/o 16 Sep 1957 spun in on landing, following tail rotor failure, while with APS Sylt
1957 Sycamore 4 13370 Royal Air Force XG516 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Sep 1955
Royal Air Force XG516 : w/o 18 Feb 1957, rolled over after rotors struck tree during landing, while with 284 Sq.
1957 Sycamore 4 13385 Bristol Aeroplane Company XG545 : 1st HR.14 built at Weston-Super-Mare. ff at Weston on 14 Mar 1956. Del RAF Oct 1956.
Royal Air Force XG545 : w/o 16 Jul 1957, ditched into the North Sea 0.5nm off Happisburgh following engine overheating, while with 275 Sq.
Royal Air Force XG545 : If you think you have seen this flying recently, it will be the Flying Bulls marvellous restoration of OE-XSY, painted as XG545 (which never served with 32 Squadron).
1957 Sycamore 4 13386 Royal Air Force XG546 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Jun 1956
Royal Air Force XG546 : w/o 31may57, asg 284 Sq destroyed by ground resonance when landing at Platres, Cyprus
1957 Sycamore 4 13388 Bristol Aeroplane Company XG548 : HR.14 5th Sycamore built at Weston-super-Mare, after production moved there in Feb 1956 (from Filton). ff 13 Jun 1956 Del RAF (JEHU) 16 Jun 1956.
Royal Air Force XG548 : JEHU by Oct 1956; JHU / 6, participated in Suez action Nov 1956
Royal Air Force XG548 : w/o 10 Jul 1957, rolled over during landing, while with JEHU.
1957 Sycamore 4 13390 Royal Air Force XJ383 : HR.14. Del RAF Sep 1956
Royal Air Force XJ383 : w/o 26 Jul 1957, rolled over during take off nr Agios Nicholas, while with 284 Sq.
1957 uh-12b 543 Fleet Air Arm XB514 : ex USN 134733. d/d 13 Aug 1953 to RN. w/o 09 Sep 1957.
1957 har.2 wa 50 Royal Air Force XD803 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA50, ntu Royal Air Force as XD803. [duplicate Sabre 4 serial]
Royal Air Force XJ434 : ff: 22Feb55; del Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.2, XJ434, 01Jun55; w/o 01Oct57.
1957 har.2 wa145 Royal Air Force XK989 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA145, ff: 14Nov56; del Royal Air Force as XK989, 03Dec56;w/o 26Feb57; wfu as 7415M, unk; scr Halton, unk.
Royal Air Force XK989 : w/o 26 Feb 1957, ditched in sea off RAF Thorney Island, while with 22 Sq,
1957 har3 wa 77 Fleet Air Arm XG582 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA77, ff: 16Feb56; del Royal Navy FAA as XG576, 29Feb56; w/o 05Nov57; scr 16Mar58.
1957 har.4 wa 30 Royal Air Force XD187 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA30, ff: 22Aug54; del RAF as XD187, 30Aug54; w/o 02Apr57.
Royal Air Force XD187 : w/o 2 Apr 1957, force landed after fuel exhausted in Johor Bahru while with 155 Sq.
1957 har.4 wa 40 Royal Air Force XD783 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA40, ntu Royal Air Force as XD783. [duplicate Sabre 4 serial]
Royal Air Force XJ413 : ff: 23Nov54 as XD783; del Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XJ413, 03Dec54; w/o 20Sep57 at , Padang, Malaysia. 4 fatalities
1957 har.4 wa 43 Royal Air Force XD796 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA43, ntu Royal Air Force as XD796. [duplicate Sabre 4 serial]
Royal Air Force XJ427 : f/f 16Dec54, d/l RAF as Whirlwind HAR.4 XJ412 12Jan55; w/o 16Apr57 at RAF Seletar, Singapore
1957 has7 wa155 Fleet Air Arm XK908 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA155, ff: 03Jun57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK908, 04Jul57; w/o 10Sep57; wfu as A2442 [ntu]; b/u 21Oct57.; Note: {Lifespan of 101 days!}
Fleet Air Arm XK908 : 700 Sq H Flt / 505 /E by Jul 1957
Fleet Air Arm XK908 : 10 Sep 1957 Collision with RAF Hunter over East Stratton, while with 700 H Sq; airframe to Arbroath Oct 1957 as A2442.
1957 srs.1 wa 23 Westland G-ANJU : Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA23, ff: 1953; reg Westland Helicopters Ltd as G-ANJU, 16Dec53; del South Georgia Company Ltd as G-ANJU, 24Sep54; w/o when crashed at sea, 21Jan57.
1957 srs2 wa123 Sud-Est WAD95 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA123, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAS.7, WAD95, c/n F6, 02Dec55.
Armée de l'Air WAD95 : xfer AdlA, WAD95, 26Jan56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 104 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 104, 24Feb56; asgd GH No2, AVM, 24Feb56-30Jan57; suffered accident, 30Jan57 and susequently w/o Apr57.
1957 srs2 wa177 Sud-Est WAD138 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA177, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAR.2, WAD138, c/n F24, 29Sep56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 161 : del ALAT as 8 000 161, 29Sep56; asgd GH No1, 29Sep56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre BAF : xfer EA.ALAT, BAF, unk; suffered accident, 09Dec57; wfu & w/o: ??? TTH, 23May58.
1957 srs2 wa182 Sud-Est WAD147 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2, c/n WA182, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAR.2, WAD147, c/n F29, 31Oct56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 172 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 172, 28Dec56; asgd GH No2, AMP, 1957; suffered accident, 1957; wfu & w/o: ?? TTH, 1957.
1957 srs2 wa186 Sud-Est WAD159 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2, c/n WA186, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAR.2, WAD159, c/n F33, 10Jan57.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 197 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 197, 10Jan57; asgd GH No1, 10Jan57; xfer GH No2, AMR, unk; suffered accident, 13Aug57; wfu & soc: ??? TTH, 14Apr58.
1957 xhss-1 58-2 US Navy 134668 : Sikorsky S-58, c/n 58-2X, ff 1954; del US Navy as XHSS-1, 134668, 17Feb54 (Serial reassigned from cancelled P2V-5 batch.); retained for testing by Sikorsky.
Armée de l'Air GR : sold France, AdlA as H-34A, GR, 21Feb56; "Montage armement (Corsaire)" coded B, accident 14Dec57; soc 1958.
Armée de l'Air GR : lost during war in Algeria.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre GR : w/o 14dec57
Armée de l'Air GR : See SA116, which had been painted to represent this airframe.
    48 C/N found.


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