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  • Sikorsky S-61 H-3

    HH-3F Pelican

    1968










    Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican

    This twin turbine, medium range, amphibious, all weather helicopter extended the Coast Guard offshore search and rescue capabilities. The HH-3F had a maximum speed of 142 knots with a normal cruise speed of 120 knots. Range: 650 NM. Maxi-mum Weight: 22,500 pounds. Design Gross Weight: 19,500 pounds. The Coast Guard purchased 40 H-3F's. The last one was delivered in 1973. The cost of the airframe not including the engines, avionics and government furnished equipment was approximately $900,000
    The HH3F was manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft, Division of United Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticu. The HH3F is equipped with a single main rotor, twin engines rated at 1500 SHP each, a fully retractable tricycle landing gear, amphibious capabilities, and hydraulically operated aft ramp that may be opened in flight, on the ground, or on water, The HH3F may be used as a general purpose vehicle to locate, recover and render assistance to persons in distress. In addition it may be used for logistic support, reconnaissance, and general utility. The maximum span with the main rotor blades rotating is 62 feet. The maximum length of the helicopter with the rotor blades extended is 73 feet. The height over the highest point of the helicopter (tail rotor) is 18 feet 1 inch. The HH3F‘s maximum gross weight is 22,050 pounds. Normal crew includes pilot and co-pilot seated side-by-side in the cockpit with the pilot on the right side. To the rear of the cockpit is the cabin. Access between the cockpit and the cabin may be used in flight. A folding jump seat is provided in the cockpit entry. A sliding cargo door is located on the right side of the forward end of the cabin. An eight-foot ramp is located at the rear of the cabin. The cabin accommodates two crew-men and six passengers. Two large windows located in the forward cabin are used as search stations. Two electronics racks are located in the cabin, one immediately aft of the copilot and one in the aft portion of the cabin. A folding type navigator’s table is mounted on the electronics rack aft of the copilot and forward of the left crewman’s seat. Structural provisions are mad for 14 additional passenger seats and 15 USAF pole type litters the cabin is 6’6” wide, 6’ height, and 26’2 ½ “long. Eight feet of the length is ramp area. The cabin is equipped with tie-down rings for transportation of cargo. A 600-pound capacity hydraulic rescue hoist with approximately 240 feet of useable cable is suspended on a fixed truss over the cargo door. Two gas turbine engines are mounted side by side in the engine compartment which is located above the forward portion of the cabin. The engine drive shafts extend aft into the main gear box which is located in the transmission compartment. The main rotor assembly, to which the five rotor blades are attached, is splined to the main gear box drive shaft. The APU located aft of the main gear box is capable of driving the main gear box accessory section. The APU is used for engine starting and checkout of systems. A removable deflector is installed to reduce the possibility of foreign object damage to the engines




    Specifications


    Engine: 2 x GE T58-GE-5 1500 shp
    Capacity: 4 + 6
    Length: (m) 17.45
    Height: (m) 5.51
    Blades: 5
    Rotor diam.: (m) 18.9
    Disc area: (m2) 280.5
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 22500
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 222     Max: 263
    Range: (km) 1200
    Ceiling: (m) 4480
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 500
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    List of Operators of Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican


    From Organisation with model HH-3F Pelican
    1968
    usa US Coast Guard
        40 1968/94
    1973
    usa Carson Helicopters
        S-61 H-3 1973/   
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    usa Evergreen Helicopters
        S-61 H-3
    Construction Numbers on database of HH-3F Pelican

    40hh-3f




    Construction Numbers

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    C/NYearHistory
    61-586 1968 US 1430
    61-593 US 1431
    61-597 1968 US 1432
    61-598 US 1433,
    61-599 US 1434
    61-600 1968 US 1435
    61-601 US 1436
    61-602 1968 US 1437
    61-603 1968 US 1438
    61-629 US 1467
    61-630 US 1468
    61-631 US 1469
    61-632 US 1470
    61-633 1969 US 1471
    61-634 1969 US 1472,N500XL
    61-635 1969 US 1473
    61-636 1969 US 1474
    61-637 US 1475
    61-638 US 1476
    61-639 US 1477
    61-640 US 1478
    61-641 US 1479
    61-657 US 1480,
    61-658 US 1481
    61-659 US 1482
    61-660 1970 US 1483
    61-661 US 1484
    61-662 US 1485
    61-663 1972 US 1486
    61-664 US 1487,
    61-665 US 1488
    61-666 US 1489
    61-667 US 1490
    61-668 US 1491
    61-669 US 1492
    61-670 US 1493,N62EV
    61-671 US 1494
    61-672 US 1495
    61-673 US 1496
    61-674 US 1497,N63EV
    40 C/N.


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