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  • Sikorsky S-61 H-3

    CH-3C

    1963





    Model



    The Sikorsky S-61R was a company funded development of their S-61/SH-3 Sea King model. It features a redesigned fuselage with a rear loading ramp, a conventional water-tight hull instead of the S-61s boat-hull, and retractable tricycle landing gear. It first flew in 1963. While still under development, the US Air Force placed an order for the aircraft in lieu of Boeing-Vertol CH-46Bs because Sikorsky could guarantee earlier delivery. The S-61R was designated the CH-3C in Air Force service. As well as the short-lived Texas Tower support, the CH-3Cs were also kept busy in servicing Atlas and Minuteman silo complexes.




    Specifications


    Engine: 2 x GE T58-1 1050 shp
    Capacity: 3
    Length: (m)
    Height: (m) 5.13
    Blades: 5
    Rotor diam.: (m) 19
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5380     Max: 10000
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 267
    Range: (km) 1000
    Ceiling: (m) 4480
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 500
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    List of Operators of Sikorsky CH-3C


    From Organisation with model CH-3C
    1961
    usa US Navy
        S-61 H-3 355 1961/09
    1962
    usa US Air Force
        S-61 H-3 138 1962/94
    1973
    usa Carson Helicopters
        S-61 H-3 1973/   
    1980
    usa Croman Corp
        S-61 H-3 1980/   
    1992
    tunisia Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jamahiriyah At' Tunisia
        S-61 H-3 1992/   
    Unknown!
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    usa State of California
        S-61 H-3
    usa Evergreen Helicopters
        S-61 H-3
    Construction Numbers on database of CH-3C

    80ch-3c






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