Sikorsky s-61 H-3

1974

VH-3D Sea King


1974





Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King

The first version of the Sikorsky S-61 was flown in 1959 and was originally developed as the SH-3 Sea King: an antisubmarine sensor carrier for the US Navy.

The VH-3D was delivered to HMX-1 squadron for supports the executive transport mission for the President of the United States ( Marine One ) in December 1974 as a replacement for the VH-3A which was completely replaced by the end of 1976.


Model News

VH-3D Cabin Interiors to be Upgraded , 25-Sep-15 : Five Marine One VH-3D will receive new cabin interior kits to reduce the total gross weight of the aircraft and allow for greater lift capability

New H-3 for support of presidential airlift training, 13-Dec-12 : The US Navy has awarded a $25.3 million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp (SAC) in Stratford, Conn., to convert a H-3 helicopter to a flyable trainer aircraft in support of the presidential airlift program, according to contract documents released this Thursday through the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website.


Specifications

Engine: 2 x GE T58-GE-400B 1400shp
Capacity: 4
Length: (m) 21.9
Height: (m) 5.1
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 19
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 6895     Max: 9752
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 270
Range: (km)
Ceiling: (m) 4480
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 500
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Organisations

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1975
usa US Marine Corps
    11 1975/now


Construction Numbers on database of VH-3D Sea King

11vh-3d




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NYearHistory
61-724 US 159350 : HMX-1
61-725 US 159351 : HMX-1
61-726 US 159352 : USMC HMX-1; late nov95 in United Kingdom for visit Pres+
61-727 US 159353 : USMC HMX-1; end may97 in Netherlands for visit presiden+
61-728 US 159354 : HMX-1
USMC HMX-1; Nov03 in United Kingdom for visit President+
02jun14 HMX-1 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
61-729 US 159355 : USMC HMX-1; early Jun07 in Poland for visit President G+
61-730 US 159356 : USMC, HMX-1
02jun14 HMX-1 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
61-731 US 159357 : USMC HMX-1; Nov95 in United Kingdom for visit President+
61-732 US 159358 : HMX-1
61-733 US 159359 : HMX-1
61-734 US 159360 : USMC, HMX-1 presidential transport
17may76 pictured (top) at Andrews AFB with French Presi+
Nov95 in United Kingdom for visit President Bill Clinto+
18jan09 pictured (bot) during President Obama Inaugurat+
11 C/N.

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