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YearVersionC/N
1960 47D-1 286 Aeronautica Militare Italiana MM80041 : AMI first helicopter, ex I-MAFO; conv to Agusta AB47G.2 c/n 628; El-3 w/o 25aug60
1960 ab47 157 Aéronautique Navale 157 : w/o 24jan60
1960 ab47g 30 Vigili del Fuoco I-VFNA : Vigili del Fuoco; w/o 23jul60 at Napoli
1960 ab47g-2 258 Luftwaffe AS+058 : w/o 03.06.60, crashed. Lehrmodell Neubiberg displayed at Deutsches Museum in Munich
Luftwaffe AS+058 : In storage at Erding by at least 1978. Gone by 1981 ?
Luftwaffe AS+058 : At Deutsches Museum between at least 1985 to 1988
1960 hr.3 wa/h/039 Fleet Air Arm WG669 : HR.3 705 Sq/700-GJ by Aug 1952 to Holland 2 Feb 1953 for flood relief from Gilze-Rijen, still Jun 1953
Fleet Air Arm WG669 : Albion SAR Flt/902-Z by Sep 1954, Eagle SAR Flt/901-J by Jul 1955, to Lee-on-Solent for conv HR.5 by Nov 1955
Fleet Air Arm WG669 : 701Sq/719 by Jan 1958; 705Sq/530 by Oct 1958, crashed Predannack 9 Jun 1960.
1960 qh-50a DS-1001 US Navy 001001 : Gyrodyne DNS-1 c/n DS-1001, ff Apr60; del USN as DNS-1 001001 Apr60; crashed while flying contractor demonstration flight at Patuxent River, MD on 24Aug60. Aircraft had operated for 2 months.
1960 qh-50a DS-1002 US Navy 001002 : Gyrodyne DNS-1 c/n DS-1002, ff May60; del USN as DNS-1 001002 May60; crashed while flying contractor demonstration flight at Patuxent River, MD on 02Sep60.
1960 qh-50a DS-1003 US Navy 001003 : Gyrodyne DNS-1 c/n DS-1003, ff Jun60; del USN as DNS-1 001003 Jun60; crashed while flying contractor demonstration flights from USS HAZELWOOD (DD-531) at Key West Florida, on 17Nov60. It operated for 3 months before loss.
1960 h-19a 55-091 US Air Force 51-3853 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-091, ff:?; del USAF as H-19A, 51-3853, 25Jan52.
Air America H-3 : Air America; w/o 26may60 at Na Nham, Laos
1960 h-19d 55-1132 US Army Aviation 56-4267 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-1132, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 56-4267, 31Oct57.
Força Aérea Brasileira 8504 : FAB 1958; w/o 25oct60
1960 h-19d 55-1268 US Army Aviation 57-5969 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-1268, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 57-5969, 16Mar59.
US Army Aviation 57-5969 : w/o late 1960 crashed near Poitiers France killing all crew members
1960 h-19d 55-622 US Army Aviation 52-7614 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-622, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 52-7612, 18Dec53.
Armée de l'Air : = 52-7614 France w/o 10oct60
1960 H-34A SA.19 Armée de l'Air SA.19 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-582; del as components to Sud Aviation, c/n SA.19, 29May57; del France Armee de lAir as SA.19, 29May57; destroyed by fire, 03May60; soc 1960.
1960 h-34a 58-329 Armée de l'Air SKY.329 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-329; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.329, coded WB, 16Jul56; w/o accident 09Apr60.
1960 h-34a 58-340 Armée de l'Air SKY.340 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-340; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.340, 04Sep56; coded LP, unk; suffered accident 03Feb60; reported soc 1959.
1960 h-34a 58-478 Armée de l'Air SKY.478 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-478; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.478, 08Apr57; accident 25May59, w/o 04Apr60.
1960 h-34a 58-555 Armée de l'Air SKY.555 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-555; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.555, 17Jun57; coded HM, unk; destroyed by fire 31May60; soc 06Dec60.
1960 h-34a 58-593 Armée de l'Air SKY.593 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-593; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.593, 20Jun57; coded LR, unk; destroyed by fire, 08Jan60.
1960 h-34a 58-635 Armée de l'Air SKY.635 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-635; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.635, 16Oct57; w/o accident, 09Oct60.
1960 hh-34f 58-1043 US Coast Guard 1333 : USCG
US Coast Guard 1333 : w/o 26sep60
1960 hr2s-1 56-075 US Marine Corps 141617 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-075, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 141617, 08Apr58; w/o unk.
US Marine Corps 141617 : w/o 6feb60
1960 HRS-2 55-114 US Marine Corps 129026 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-114, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 129026, 01Apr52
US Marine Corps 129026 : 13sep54
US Marine Corps 129026 : 20may60 soc after accident
1960 HRS-2 55-132 US Marine Corps 129036 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-132, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 129036, 06May52
US Marine Corps 129036 : 22oct54
US Marine Corps 129036 : w/o May60 Hawaii
1960 hss-1 58-142 US Navy 138463 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-142, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138463, 18Nov55; asgd HS-7, 72, unk; sustained extensive damage, 07Dec60; wfu & w/o O&R BuWeps FR, Jacksonville, FL, 16Nov62.
US Navy 138463 : Jun60 pictured as HS-7 Big Dipper /72 on USS Randolph (CVS-15)
1960 hss-1 58-163 US Navy 138472 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-163, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138472, 06Dec55; w/o NAS NART Oakland, 25Sep60; [Reported as possibly displayed at Edwards AFB as 53-4477, Jun99; reported in USMC colors.]
1960 hss-1 58-253 US Navy 141595 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-253, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141595, 27Apr56; w/o HS-3, 01Feb60; [also reported w/o 16Nov62, O&R BuWeps FR, NAS Jacksonville, due damage sustained with HS-3.]
1960 hss-1 58-255 US Navy 141597 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-255, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141597, 08May56; w/o HS-6, NAS North Island, CA, 08Dec60.
1960 hss-1 58-5 US Navy 137849 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-5, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 137849, 03Mar55; xfer HS-3, unk; w/o aboard USS Valley Forge (LPH-8), 06Feb60.
1960 hss-1 58-559 US Navy 143883 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-558, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 143882, 17Jul57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; xfer VNAF, ???; w/o 18Aug60.
1960 hss-1 58-6 US Navy 137850 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-6, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 137850, 10Aug56; xfer HS-3, unk; w/o 01nov60 aboard USS Valley Forge (LPH-8)
US Navy 137850 : Ditched after engine failure during antisubmarine exercises from Valley Forge off VACAPES area. Sank in 2156 fathoms. Crew of four picked up, no injuries. Pilot LTJG "Red" Duplechin, co-pilot LTJG Sam Griffin, sonar op Capeche, one other.
1960 hss-2 61-007 US Navy 147143 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-007 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 147143 unk; redesig YHSS-2 unk; redesig SH-3A Oct62; status unk.
US Navy 147143 : w/o 2may60
1960 uh-25b 191 US Navy 130014 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 191, ff:?; del US Navy as HUP-2 130014, unk; redesig UH-25B, Oct62; wfu unk.
Aéronautique Navale 130014 : 14dec53
Aéronautique Navale 130014 : w/o 13dec60
1960 uh-25b 248 US Navy 130071 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 248 ff: unk; ordered US Navy as HUP-2 130071, unk; xfer MDAP to France, unk;
Aéronautique Navale 248 : del Aeronavale as HUP-2 248, unk; asgd Flotille ??.F, 284, unk.
Aéronautique Navale 130071 : w/o 2mar60
1960 hus-1 58-544 US Marine Corps 144641 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-544, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144641, 09May57; w/o HMRL-162 aboard USS Hornet, CVS-12, 15Nov60.
1960 hus-1 58-605 US Marine Corps 144650 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-605, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144650, 29Jun57; xfer HMRL-264, unk; w/o aboard USS Boxer (LPH-4), 08Feb60.
1960 hus-1 58-914 US Marine Corps 145772 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-914, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145772, unk;
US Marine Corps 145772 : w/o 20oct60


1960 hus-1a 58-858 US Marine Corps 145723 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-858, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145723, unk; redesig UH-34E, Oct62;
US Navy 145723 : w/o 06may60
1960 hus-1a 58-880 US Marine Corps 145726 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-880, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145726, unk; redesig UH-34E, Oct62;
US Navy 145726 : w/o 05may60
1960 s-55 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-2 : FAA; w/o jun60 at Campo de Mayo
1960 S-55C 55-725 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 40003 : Sikorsky S-55C, c/n 55-725, ff?; del JGSDF as UH-19C 40003, 15May54; unit xfers unk; w/o 27Jan60.
1960 s-58c 58-420 New York Airways N879 : Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-420, ff:?; del New York Airways as N879, 11Jan57;
Chicago Helicopter Airways N879 : sold Chicago Helicopter Airways as N879, unk; w/o as Flight 698 from MDW to ORD, 22:38, 27Jul60, due to structural disintegration in flight, initiated by a fatigue fracture of a main rotor blade. The helicopter crashed into Forest Home Cemetery, 2 crew & 11 pax killed.
Chicago Helicopter Airways N879 : This crash led to CHA developing pressurized blades with a press to test system.
1960 se3130 1082 Força Aérea Portuguesa 9201 : FAP; w/o 20jan60
1960 se3130 1110 Schweizer Luftwaffe V-41 : Swiss AF; w/o 22aug60 at Morterat-gletscher
1960 se3130 1186 Army Air Corps XN133 : Ex F-WIPH. Accident on take off 7 Sep 1960 while with 6 Flt AAC. Became instructional airframe 7702M.
1960 se3130 1259 Armée de l'Air 153 : M153. w/o 03jun60
1960 se3130 1293 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A01 : Belgian Army c/n 1293/C127; 13sep60 w/o
1960 se3130 1304 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A02 : Belgian Army c/n 1304/C135; 22sep60 w/o
1960 SO-1221 Djinn 1016 Heeresflieger PB+119 : PB+157, w/o 15.03.60
1960 Sycamore 4 13271 Royal Air Force XG511 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Jul 1955
Royal Air Force XG511 : Rotor struck ships mast during rescue and crashed off Famagusta on 7 Dec 1960 while with 103Sq
1960 Sycamore 4 13374 Royal Air Force XG520 : built at Filton, dd 14 Nov 1955. Rolled over at South Cerney after ground resonance established, while with CFS 11 Mar 1960
1960 Sycamore 4 13378 Royal Air Force XG538 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Jul 1956.
Royal Air Force XG538 : w/o 14 Sep 1960 rolled over on take off, while with 110 Sq in Thailand
1960 mk.52 13497 Luftwaffe CB+016 : HR.52 built at Oldmixon, del WGAF May 1958; 1 LRS / CB+016
Luftwaffe CB+016 : w/o 3 Jun 1960 in Germany
1960 mk.52 13499 Luftwaffe CB+017 : HR.52 built at Oldmixon, del WGAF Jun 1958; 1 LRS / CB+017
Luftwaffe CB+017 : w/o 16 May 1960 in Germany
1960 Type 171 Sycamore 13199 Force Aérienne Belge B-1 : Built as HR.14B, G-AMWP. To FAB with call sign OT-ZKA. w/o March 1960.
1960 Type 171 Sycamore 13200 Force Aérienne Belge B-2 : Built as HR.14B, G-AMWR. To FAB with call sign OT-ZKB.
Force Aérienne Belge B-2 : Burned, Aug 1960.
1960 V44A 515 marinen 01003 : Vertol 44A cn515, ff:1958; del Swedish Marinen as Hkp-1, 01003 /03, unk; w/o 05Feb60.
marinen 01003 : del to Marinen May 1958. Torslanda air show, 31 Aug 1958.
marinen 01003 : Swedens 1st fatal helicopter crash, at Skå-Edeby on 5 Feb 1960.
1960 har.2 wa 99 Royal Air Force XJ728 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA99, ff: 18Jan56; del Royal Air Force as XJ728, 01Feb56; w/o 20Jan60.
1960 har.4 wa107 Royal Air Force XJ761 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA107, ff: 28Jan56; del Royal Air Force as XJ761, 08Mar56; w/o 27Jul60.
Royal Air Force XJ761 : w/o 27 Jul 1960, engine lost power, ditched and sank off Great Yarmouth, while with 228 Sq.
1960 has7 wa156 Fleet Air Arm XK909 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA155, ff: 03Jun57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK909, 04Jul57; w/o 27Jul60.
Fleet Air Arm XK909 : 820 Sq /320 /Z Feb 1958; AHU Eglinton for 824 Sq May 1958
1960 has7 wa157 Fleet Air Arm XK910 : RN Whirlwind HAS.7 f/f 13Jun57 d/d 04Jul57
Fleet Air Arm XK910 : 845Sq /A by Sep 1957 to Jan 1958; 820Sq /321 /W by Jan 1958 to May 1958; 701 Sq May 1958; Hal Far store by Aug 1958; 824 Sq /331 by May 1960; w/o 11Aug60 off Malta while operating from HMS Ark Royal.
Fleet Air Arm XK910 : w/o 11aug60 ditching. Pilot Lt Cdr Creasy, Observer Lt Cdr Frank Steel (CO 824 Sqn).
1960 has7 wa165 Fleet Air Arm XK938 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA165, ff: 14Aug57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK938, 22Aug57; w/o 18May60.
Fleet Air Arm XK938 : HAS.7 824Sq/337-V and /T Apr 1958 until Apr 1959; Culdrose store May 1959.
Fleet Air Arm XK938 : HAS.7 824Sqn/335 Jan 1960 until ditched and sank off Malta on 18 May 1960, while operating from HMS Ark Royal.
1960 has7 wa169 Fleet Air Arm XK942 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA169, ff: 20Sep57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK942, 07Oct57; w/o 01Jul60.
1960 has7 wa211 Fleet Air Arm XL849 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA211, ff: 07Mar58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL849, 01Apr58; w/o 14Feb60.
Fleet Air Arm XL849 : HAS.7 824Sqn/330-V and /J Apr 1958 until Apr 1959; Culdrose store May 1959
Fleet Air Arm XL849 : HAS.7 824Sqn/333 Dec 1959 until ditched and sank off The Lizard on 15 Feb 1960.
Fleet Air Arm XL849 : w/o 15feb60, I was the A/S air crewman when it ditched at 09:25 35 miles SW of Lands End. G Hewitt
1960 has7 wa212 Fleet Air Arm XL850 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA212, ff: 21Mar58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL850, 08Sep58; w/o 09Feb60.
Fleet Air Arm XL850 : RNAY Fleetlands as part of HAS.7 engine modification programme by Nov 1958, 815Sq/302 Sep 1959 until ditched off HMS Albion in the Mediterranean 9 Feb 1960
1960 has7 wa213 Fleet Air Arm XL851 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA213, ff: 21Mar58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL851, 10Apr58; w/o 06Apr60.
Fleet Air Arm XL851 : HAS.7 824Sqn/335-V and /A Apr 1958 until Apr 1959.
Fleet Air Arm XL851 : HAS.7 824Sqn/331-V Nov 1959. Ditched and sank while operating from HMS Ark Royal off Malta on 6 Apr 1960.
Fleet Air Arm XL851 : a/c was operating from HMS Ark Royal, 824Sqn. I have approx 30 hrs in this helicopter never on Victorious although the ditching did take as indicated
1960 has7 wa236 Fleet Air Arm XL897 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA236, ff: 25Sep58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL897, 06Oct58; w/o 10Apr60.
Fleet Air Arm XL897 : 815Sq/302-A (replacing XL850) Mar 1960 until ditched and sank while operating from HMS Albion on 10 Apr 1960
1960 has7 wa252 Fleet Air Arm XM661 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA252, ff: 26Nov58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM661, 09Dec58; w/o 04Feb60.
Fleet Air Arm XM661 : 700(H)Sq May 1959, 737 Sq/774-PO by Oct 1959 ditched and sank off Portland 4 Feb 1960
1960 has7 wa255 Fleet Air Arm XM664 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA255, ff: 30Dec58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM664, 07Jan59; w/o 20Jan60.
Fleet Air Arm XM664 : Fleetlands store by Jan 1959, 700(H)Sq May 1959, 737 Sq/776-PO by Oct 1959 ditched and w/o, off Portland Bill 20 Jan 1960
1960 has7 wa287 Fleet Air Arm XN307 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA287, ff: 16Jan60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN307, 21Jan60; w/o 28Nov60; wfu as A2501, unk; scr 1969.
Fleet Air Arm XN307 : 814Sq / 286-H by Apr 1960, ditched Gibraltar (harbour) 28 Nov 1960, wreck recovered to UK
Fleet Air Arm XN307 : to Lee (A2501) by Feb 1961
Fleet Air Arm XN307 : to HMS Ganges by Jul 1966, still there Dec 1968; scr. there by 1969 ?
1960 has7 wa293 Fleet Air Arm XN313 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA293, ff: 23Feb60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN313, 04Mar60; w/o 07Oct60.
Fleet Air Arm XN313 : 814Sq/282-H by Apr 1960, w/o Lough Foyle while operating from HMS Hermes 7 Oct 1960
1960 srs2 wa119 Sud-Est WAC83 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA119, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAS.7, WAC83, c/n F2, 31Oct55.
Armée de l'Air WAC83 : xfer AdlA, WAC83, 12Jan56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 121 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 121, 03Mar56; Asgd GH N02 as AVJ, 03Mar56; xfer EA.ALAT as BAO, unk; w/o 26May60.
1960 srs2 wa189 Sud-Est WAD166 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA189, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAR.2, WAD166, c/n F36, 06Feb57.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 202 : del ALAT as 8 000 202, 06Feb57; asgd GH No1, 06Feb57; xfer GH No2, unk; suffered accident, unk; wfu: ??? TTH, 22Feb60.
    72 C/N found.


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