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  • Sikorsky S-61 H-3

    HH-3A Big Mother

    1965








    Sikorsky HH-3A Big Mother

    Search and rescue variant for the US Navy converted from SH-3A. Modifications included armor, 7.62 mm miniguns, DECK-EDGE refueling capability, external fuel tanks and all ASW equipment removed. They were extensively used during the Vietnam War to rescue downed aircrews. Used by US Navy squadrons HC-7 and HC-9.

    The US Air force used their own variant, the HH-3E Jolly Green Giant, based on the S-61R.





    List of Operators of Sikorsky HH-3A Big Mother


    From Organisation with model HH-3A Big Mother
    1961
    usa US Navy
        S-61 H-3 355 1961/09




    Construction Numbers

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    C/NYearHistory
    61-014 US 148036
    61-091 US 149682
    61-165 US 149896
    61-172 US 149903,N51953
    61-182 US 149912
    61-184 1963 US 149914,N5193Y
    61-186 1963 US 149916,N3173U
    61-195 US 149922
    61-210 US 149933,
    61-235 US 151531
    61-272 1964 US 151552,N81661,N561SC,N624CK
    61-273 US 151553
    61-292 US 151556
    13 C/N.


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