Sikorsky HO4S-3

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

c/n 55-476

Year 1953

Helicopter Sikorsky HO4S-3 Serial 55-476 Register 133744 WV204 used by US Navy (United States Naval Aviation) Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1953. Aircraft history


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usa 133744
US Navy
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-476, ff:?
acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jun53
del USN as HO4S-3, 133744, 07Jul53.
united kingdom WV204
Fleet Air Arm
Sikorsky Whirlwind HAS.22
MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV204, Ex BuAer 133744, f/f 10Jun53, d/d 26Sep53
sold 19Nov70, to South Africa as ZS-HDN, stored Swartkop, South Africa.
united kingdom WV204
Fleet Air Arm
706Sq/784 Nov 1953
united kingdom WV204
Fleet Air Arm
EG Port Said ( 06-nov-56 )
Operation Musketeer
845Sq/P Nov 1955, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956.
united kingdom WV204
Fleet Air Arm
848Sq/351 by Oct 1958
781Sq by 1964 still 1968 and 1969, wfu Sep 1969
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1969
ZA AFB Ysterplaat Exhibit ( 2008 )
Preserved SAAF Museum satellite Ysterplaat by 2008

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