Sikorsky S-61D-1


This model is a version of S-61 H-3



c/n 61-395


Year 1966 to 1969






Helicopter Sikorsky S-61D-1 Serial 61-395 Register XV372 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Westland Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1966. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XV372
Westland
Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1. Used as pattern airframe for Westland production line at Yeovil.
united kingdom XV372
Westland
UK Yeovil Test rig ( jan-86 )
Basic airframe only in use as installations rig at Yeovil by Jan 1986
united kingdom XV372
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
w/o 15 Jan 1969 near West Harptree, Somerset when both engines stopped in bad weather, following ice ingestion while operating with Rolls Royce.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1971
united kingdom XV372
Fleet Air Arm
UK Lee-on-Solent ( may-71 )
Sold to MoD (Navy)
to AES Lee for BDRT by May 1971. Gone by 1975 (?)
united kingdom XV372
Fleet Air Arm
To E J Shanley scrapyard in Trowbridge, by Dec 1988, from Yeovil. Still there Sep 1993, still Jul 1994
united kingdom XV372
Fleet Air Arm
UK Newquay Cornwall Airport (RAF St Mawgan) G I Airframe ( apr-95 )
to Ground Instruction rig at RAF St.Mawgan by Apr 1995, still Nov 2003, still Feb 2016.
united kingdom XV372
Fleet Air Arm
UK Pembrey G I Airframe ( apr-16 )
To Pembrey Range by Apr 2016


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