Sikorsky HO4S-3

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

c/n 55-499

Year 1953

Helicopter Sikorsky HO4S-3 Serial 55-499 Register 133752 WV224 used by US Navy (United States Naval Aviation) Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1953. Aircraft history


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usa 133752
US Navy
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-499, ff:?
acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 21Jul53
del USN as HO4S-3, 133752, 22Jul53.
united kingdom WV224
Fleet Air Arm
Sikorsky Whirlwind HAS.22
MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV224, Ex BuAer 133752, f/f 11Feb53, d/d 26Sep53
sold 19Nov70, to South Africa, preserved Ysterplaat, South Africa.
united kingdom WV224
Fleet Air Arm
706Sq/783 Oct 1953
united kingdom WV224
Fleet Air Arm
EG Port Said ( 06-nov-56 )
Operation Musketeer
845Sq/S by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956.
united kingdom WV224
Fleet Air Arm
Hal Far SAR Flt/958 by Jan 1960
728Sq/961-HF by Apr 1965
RNAY Fleetlands by Sep 1965
781Sq by late 1966, wfu 1969 ?
ZA AFB Swartkop Exhibit ( 2008 )
Preserved SAAF Museum (Swartkop) by 2008

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