Sikorsky S-80 H-53E

S-80M-1

1989










The S-80M-1 export variant of the MH-53E is the only variant of the S-80 series that found a foreign buyer, with 11 obtained by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The initial buy was ordered in 1983, but due to political problems the first one was not delivered until 1989. The Japanese Sea Dragons are very similar to their US Navy equivalents, but lack the inflight refueling probe. The Japanese Sea Dragons have a secondary transport capability and may be assigned disaster-relief missions, which are a high priority for the Self-Defense Forces. They are now being replaced by 14 EHI MH-101 Merlins.


List of Operators of Sikorsky S-80M-1


From Organisation with model S-80M-1
1989
japan Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
    11 1989/   


Construction Numbers on database of S-80M-1

11S-80M-1




Construction Numbers

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C/NYearHistory
65-540 US N72653 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-540, ff?; N72653 test reg; del+
JP 8621 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-540, ff?; N72653 test reg; del+
65-542 US N72658 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-542, ff?; N72658 test reg; del+
JP 8622 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-542, ff?; N72658 test reg; del+
65-543 US N72661 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-543, ff?; N72661 test reg; del+
JP 8623 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-543, ff?; N72661 test reg; del+
65-548 US N72668 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-548, ff?; N72668 test reg; del+
JP 8624 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-548, ff?; N72668 test reg; del+
65-563 US N7267Y : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-563, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N72+
JP 8625 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-563, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N72+
65-564 JP 8626 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-564, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N72+
65-583 JP 8627 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-583, ff?; del JMSDF as MH-53E +
65-585 JP 8628 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-585, ff?; del JMSDF as MH-53E +
65-586 JP 8629 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-586, ff?; del JMSDF as MH-53E +
65-587 JP 8630 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-587, ff?; del JMSDF as MH-53E +
65-610 JP 8631 : Sikorsky S-80M-1, c/n 65-610, ff?; del JMSDF as MH-53E +
11 C/N.

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