Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5

c/n 51-26

Year 1947 Scr 1961

Helicopter Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5 Serial 51-26 Register VW209 G-AJOP used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Ministry of Defence (MoD) Westland. Built 1947. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom G-AJOP
Sikorsky S-51 f/f 02jun47 at Stratford, CT, USA
to UK as pattern aircraft reg G-AJOP 22jul47, f/f Yeovil 28jul47, canc 21aug47
united kingdom VW209
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
10oct47 UK Farnborough RAE MoD, to RAE Farborough
w/o 26sep51 heavy landing, tailcone collapsed RAE
united kingdom VW209
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
jan54 UK HMS Thunderer GI Airframe to RNEC Manadon during Jan 1954 (by road from Boscombe Down ?) as GI A2339, until c Nov 1958
united kingdom VW209
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
dec58 UK Blackbushe Stored outside storage at Blackbushe, rotorless by Dec 1958
united kingdom VW209
Fleet Air Arm
to A2339, unk
scr Abbotsinch, UK, 1961
last seen apr63

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