Sikorsky S-61 H-3



Royal Navy export version of SH-3D Sea King. Four built by Sikorsky for license production by Westland of UK.

List of Operators of Sikorsky S-61D-1

From Organisation with model S-61D-1
united kingdom UK Government
    S-61 H-3 3 1966/??
united kingdom Westland
    S-61 H-3 4 1966/89

Construction Numbers on database of S-61D-1


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61-393 1966 US N306V : S-61L Sikorsky S-61L-2, c/n 61-393, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N30+
UK G-ATYU : converted to S-61D-1 & sold to Westland; reg G-ATYU Aug+
UK G-ATYU : Built as SH-3D. Shipped to Avonmouth (UK), reassembled +
UK XV370 : Shipped to UK Oct 1966, with GE T-58-GE-10 engines, sub+
visit to RAF Chivenor 6 Nov 1981, while with ETPS.
Jan 1992 to Yeovilton for re-spray in over all grey.
To Lee-on-Solent (in grey) 27 Jan 1992. Still there 760+
2006 pictured at HMS Sultan/Gosport
HMS Sultan used for Ground Crew Supervisor training by +
61-394 1966 UK XV371 : Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1 used as trials airfram+
UK XV371 : RN d/d 22may72 for trials; 21mar95 wfu; Became instruct+
By Mar 1978 with A Flt at RAE Farnborough
08apr08 pictured (pic1) at SFDO Culdrose. SH-3D pattern+
2010 i/a for SFDO /DD-261 at Culdrose
xfer to Predannack Airfield as rescue training airframe+
31mar19 pictured (pic2) rotorless at Predannack with SF+
61-395 1966 UK XV372 : Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1. Used as pattern airfr+
Basic airframe only in use as installations rig at Yeov+
UK XV372 : w/o 15 Jan 1969 near West Harptree, Somerset when both +
UK XV372 : Sold to MoD (Navy); to AES Lee for BDRT by May 1971. G+
To E J Shanley scrapyard in Trowbridge, by Dec 1988, fr+
to Ground Instruction rig at RAF St.Mawgan by Apr 1995,+
To Pembrey Range by Apr 2016
61-396 1966 UK XV373 : Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1. Used as trials airfra+
wfu 1986, to Pendine Sands. Still Feb 2002. Scrapped ?
4 C/N.