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  • Sikorsky HRS-2

    This model is a version of S-55 H-19

    c/n 55-289

    Year 1952

    Helicopter Sikorsky HRS-2 Serial 55-289 Register WV198 130191 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy) ,US Navy USN (United States Naval Aviation). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location


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    usa US Navy


    1952-10-29Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-289, ff:?
    del USN as HRS-2, 130191, 29Oct52


    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm


    Sikorsky Whirlwind HAR.21 MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV198, Ex BuAer 130191, f/f 16Oct52, d/d 20Nov52
    wfu & xfer Arbroath for G/I as A2576, 08Sep67
    xfer Lee-on-Solent, 15Jan60
    xfer Gosport Sea Scouts during 1977
    reg G-BJWY, 25Jan82
    National Fire School, Chorley, 1989
    SYAM Firbeck, 1991
    stored Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle, unk.
    1953-01848Sq/K by Dec 1952 and to Far East in HMS Perseus. Operation Firedog
    848 Sq/K by Jan 1953 at Sembawang 848 NAS
    1957-07ADonibristleRNAY Donibristle Jul 1957
    1959-05BGBROY Rosyth Navy Days 1959 in static display at Rosyth Navy Days May 1959
    1962-02CEGDR SAH SAH Culdrose by Feb 1962
    to A2576 12 Sep 1967 SAH
    1974-08DEGHF G I Airframe to Navy Recruitment Unit at Lee by Aug 1974
    1987 as US Marines HRS-3 130191 on Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1989EEuxton G I Airframe at Fire Training Centre, Chorley by 1989, still Mar 1990
    1992-11-13FEGNC Exhibit 13 Nov 1992, to Solway Aviation Museum, still wearing /K.
    still there Mar 2018

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