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Sikorsky S-58 H-34 12
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Westland Whirlwind 9

YearVersionC/N
1959 ab47g-2 227 Luftwaffe AS+394 : w/o 07.07.59 crashed
1959 ch-126 58-224 Royal Canadian Air Force (1945-1968) 9634 : del RCAF as S-58A 9634, 12Jan56; xfer 448 Sqn, CFB Cold Lake, unk; xfer 111 Communications Unit 1957; [reported crashed 30Nov58], w/o 10Feb59.
1959 hr.3 wa/h/086 Fleet Air Arm WP501 : RN d/d Aug53; 728Sq /903-HF Station Flt Hal Far by Feb54; 728Sq /959 Station Flt Hal Far by Dec55; to RNAY Donibristle for conv.
Fleet Air Arm WP501 : 701 Sq V Flt/705 on HMS Vidal by Feb 1958, ditched on take-off from HMS Vidal and sank 9 Dec 1959, 60nm W of Greenland.
1959 h-19a 55-137 US Air Force 51-7139 : SikorskyH-19A 51-7139, 20Jun52
Força Aérea Portuguesa 9101 : FAP; BuNo 51-7139; w/o 04oct59
Força Aérea Portuguesa 9101 : 9101 displayed at Alverca by 1979. Was this c/n 55-137 ?
1959 h-3 3011 nederlands helikopter industrie PH-NIW : NHI
nederlands helikopter industrie PH-NIW : reg 25apr59, w/o 04jun59 Crash-landed and b/u
1959 H-34A SA.26 Armée de l'Air SA.26 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-670; del as components to Sud Aviation, c/n SA.26, 18Sep57; del France Armee de lAir as SA.26, 18Sep57; destroyed by fire 05May59.
1959 H-34A SA.32 Armée de l'Air SA.32 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-741; del as components to Sud Aviation, c/n SA.32, 27Nov57; del France Armee de lAir as SA.32, 27Nov57; w/o accident 24Mar59.
1959 h-34a 58-300 Armée de l'Air SKY.300 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-300, ff:?; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.300, coded LI, 25May56; recoded LL, unk; destroyed by fire 31Mar59; sos 30Jul59.
1959 h-34a 58-358 Armée de l'Air SKY.358 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-358; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.358, 04Sep56; coded LT; destroyed by fire 27Jan59.
1959 h-34a 58-400 Armée de l'Air SKY.400 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-400; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.400, 08Jan57; destroyed by fire 02Oct59.
1959 HO4S-3 55-473 US Navy 133779 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-473, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jun53; del USN as HO4S-3, 133779, 09Jul53.
Marine Luchtvaartdienst 8-4 : del Netherlands Kon Marine as 8-4, 09Sep53; named Delilah; accident Marsdiep, w/o 07Jul59.
1959 HO4S-3 55-524 US Coast Guard 1302 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-524, ff:?; del USCG as HO4S-3, 1302, 05Oct53
US Coast Guard 1302 : w/o 13sep59
1959 hr2s-1 56-027 US Marine Corps 140324 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-027, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 140324, 12Jun57; wfu & soc unk.
US Marine Corps 140324 : w/o 10mar59
1959 hr2s-1 56-062 US Marine Corps 141613 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-062, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 141613, 12Feb58; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 141613 : w/o 24sep59
1959 HRS-2 55-148 US Marine Corps 129041 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-148, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 129041, 28May52
US Marine Corps 129041 : 17mar55
US Marine Corps 129041 : w/o 20jul59 Hawaii
1959 hss-1 58-11 US Navy 137855 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-11, ff?; del USN as HSS-1 137855, 15Feb55; xfer NASA Langley, 29Jun56; rtnd USN, asgd VX-1, 18Feb57; w/o NAS Key West, FL, 25Feb59.
1959 hss-1 58-186 US Navy 140132 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-186, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140132, 12Jan56; w/o NAS NART South Weymouth, MA, 14Feb59.
1959 hss-1 58-227 US Navy 141581 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-227, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141581, 13Mar56; w/o HS-8 at NAS Ream Field, 11Feb59.
1959 hss-1 58-47 US Navy 138489 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-47, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138489, 05Dec55; damaged NAS NART New Orleans, 22Oct58; w/o O&R, BuWeps FR, NARF Jacksonville, 02Mar59.
1959 hss-1 58-62 US Navy 138493 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-62, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138493, 14Dec55; w/o NAS South Weymouth, 30Jul59.


1959 hus-1 58-458 US Marine Corps 143962 : Sikorsky HUS-1 cn 58-458, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 143962 08Feb57; redesig UH-34D, Oct 1962;
US Marine Corps 143962 : w/o 12aug59
1959 hus-1 58-523 US Marine Corps 144633 : Sikorsky HUS-1 cn 58-523, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144633, 10Apr57; w/o HMRL-262, MCAS New River, NC, 07Nov59.
1959 hus-1 58-607 US Marine Corps 144652 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-607, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144652, 29Jun57; xfer HMRL-261, unk; w/o MCAS New River, NC, 11Apr59.
1959 se3130 1238 Schweizer Luftwaffe V-50 : Swiss AF; w/o 06nov59 at Julierpass
1959 se3130 1559 Heeresflieger 76+05 : PF-140; PF-208; HFB6; w/o 03.05.1969 Itzehoe
1959 SO-1221 Djinn 1021 Heeresflieger PA+119 : PB+122, w/o 29.01.59
1959 Sycamore 4 13145 Ministry of Defence (MoD) XE307 : HR.14 Del A&AEE Nov 1953
Royal Air Force XE307 : 17 Sep 1959 Crashed and w/o in Cyprus, c 8nm SE of Nicosia (nr Tymbou / Kirklar), while with 103Sq.
1959 Sycamore 4 13221 Royal Air Force XE319 : HR.14. Del RAF c Aug 1954
Royal Air Force XE319 : w/o 21feb59 crashed following main rotor failure south of Kuala Lumpur while serving with 194 Sq. This accident led to the grounding of the Sycamore fleet while work was done to investigate the main rotor failure causes.
1959 Sycamore 4 13227 Royal Air Force XF267 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF.
Royal Air Force XF267 : w/o 27feb59 crashed following main rotor failure 3.5nm N of Kuala Lumpur, while serving with 194Sq
1959 Sycamore 4 13471 Royal Air Force XL828 : Built at Weston-super-Mare as HR.14. Del RAF c Oct 1957.
Royal Air Force XL828 : w/o 18dec59 asg Khormaksar SAR Flt, destroyed by ground resonance in Aden, 3nm S of Al Mafhid on 18
1959 uh-12b 550 US Navy 134740 : US Navy f/f 16apr53, Aug53 to Royal Navy
Fleet Air Arm XB521 : RN d/d 13aug53 ex USN 134740; w/o 29apr59
1959 V43 WG 22 Heeresflieger PA+217 : w/o 14jan59 crashed Knuellgebirge
1959 har.2 wa112 Royal Air Force XJ766 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA112, ff: 21Mar56; del Royal Air Force as XJ766, 26Apr56; w/o 31Jul59.
1959 har3 wa 61 Fleet Air Arm XD767 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA61, ntu Royal Navy FAA as XD767. [duplicate serial]
Fleet Air Arm XJ397 : ff: 18Jul55; del Royal Navy FAA as XJ397, unk; w/o 29Apr59; wfu as A2485, unk; scr Arbroath, unk.
Fleet Air Arm XJ397 : 815Sq / 309 Jan 1959 until ditched in Portland Harbour 29 Apr 1959
Fleet Air Arm XJ397 : to Arbroath (A2485) by Jul 1959, still Nov 1961.
1959 har3 wa 70 Fleet Air Arm XG575 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA70, ff: 17Aug55; del Royal Navy FAA as XG575, 23Sep55; w/o 16Sep59.
1959 har3 wa 74 Fleet Air Arm XG579 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA74, ff: 10Oct55; del Royal Navy FAA as XG579, 20Oct55; w/o 21Apr59; s.o.c. 15Jul59.
Fleet Air Arm XG579 : to Warrior SAR Flt/993-J, Nov 1956 for Grapple deployment. Returned by Oct 1957.
Fleet Air Arm XG579 : 815Sq/304 Jan 1959 until ditched off Portland on 21 Apr 1959. Airframe recovered but subsequently struck off charge.
1959 har3 wa 79 Fleet Air Arm XG584 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA79, ff: 23Mar56; del Royal Navy FAA as XG584, 16Apr56; w/o 20Jul59; wfu as A2487, scr unk.
Fleet Air Arm XG584 : to Warrior SAR Flt/994-J, Nov 1956 for Grapple deployment. Returned by Oct 1957.
Fleet Air Arm XG584 : 815Sq / 306 Feb 1959 until ditched in Portland Harbour 20 Jul 1959
Fleet Air Arm XG584 : to Arbroath (A2487) by Sep 1959, SoC Oct 1959, still May 1960
1959 has7 wa168 Fleet Air Arm XK941 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA168, ff: 27Aug57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK941, 21Sep57; w/o 30Jan59.
1959 has7 wa172 Fleet Air Arm XK945 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA172, ff: 27Sep57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK945, 07Oct57; w/o 25Feb59.
Fleet Air Arm XK945 : 845 Sq/397 /J since Jan 1958. Ditched and sank 4nm S of Gozo, while operating from HMS Centaur on 25 Feb 1959.
1959 has7 wa199 Fleet Air Arm XL837 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA199, ff: 26Oct57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL837, 09Dec57; w/o 30Jan59.
1959 has7 wa254 Fleet Air Arm XM663 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA254, f/f 15Dec58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM663, 31Dec58; w/o 14Apr59 clutch failure while hovering at RNAS Culdrose ; 14aug59 to ground instruction at RNAS Arbroath; scr to J. Shackleton, unk.
Fleet Air Arm XM663 : remains at Shackleton's scrapyard near Siddal, nr Halifax by 1979
    41 C/N found.


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