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  • Sikorsky HO4S-3

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

    c/n 55-498

    Year 1953

    Helicopter Sikorsky HO4S-3 Serial 55-498 Register A5 ZS-HDM WV223 133751 used by Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag SAAF (South African Air Force) ,Autair Helicopters ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy) ,US Navy USN (United States Naval Aviation). Built 1953. Aircraft history and location


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    usa US Navy

    1953-07-21Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-498, ff:?
    acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 21Jul53
    del USN as HO4S-3, 133751, 22Jul53.


    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Sikorsky Whirlwind HAS.22 MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV223, Ex BuAer 133751, d/d 26Sep53
    sold 19Nov70, to South Africa as ZS-HDM, restored as A5 with SANMMH, w/o 02May95
    stored Swartkop, South Africa.
    705Sq/702-GJ Dec 1953 705 NAS
    1956-11-06AEGPSD845Sq/O by Sep 1955, 845Sq/U Sep 1956 (replacing WV200), Suez assault 6 Nov 1956. Operation Musketeer
    728Sq C Flt/621 by Mar 1958
    737Sq/781 by Apr 1960 still 1961
    781Sq/(827) by Mar 1962, still Apr 1966 (soc 1969 ?) 737 NAS


    south africa Autair Helicopters

    1971-06to Autair Pty, SA. c Jun 1971


    south africa Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag

    1987BFASK Exhibit preserved airworthy at SAAF Museum

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