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 G-AJOP VW209 used by Westland Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1947. Aircraft history





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united kingdom G-AJOP
Westland
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)
UK Farnborough RAE ( 10-oct-47 )
MoD, 10oct47 to RAE Farborough
w/o 26sep51 heavy landing, tailcone collapsed
united kingdom VW209
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
UK HMS Thunderer GI Airframe ( jan-54 )
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)
UK Blackbushe Stored ( dec-58 )
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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