Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5

Derived from S-48
1944










Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5

Known as HO3S-1 in USMC service.




Specifications


Engine: 1 x PW R-985 Wasp Junior 300 shp
Capacity:
Length: (m) 12.45
Height: (m) 3.95
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 14.94
Disc area: (m2) 175.3
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1720     Max: 2263
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km) 480
Ceiling: (m) 4115
Rate/Climb: (m/min)


Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
Westland dragonfly 1948 In December 1946, Westland Aircraft signed an agreement to build under licence the world's first successful operational helicopter, the US Si ...



List of Operators of Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5


From Organisation with model S-51 / R-5 / H-5
1945
usa US Air Force
    1945/53
1946
usa US Navy
    1946/??
usa US Coast Guard
    9 1946/57
usa US Marine Corps
    1946/??
1947
australia Royal Australian Air Force
    3 1947/64
canada Royal Canadian Air Force (1945-1968)
    7 1947/64
united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)
    1 1947/58
venezuela Fuerza Aerea de Venezuela
    2 1947/59
1948
south africa Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag
    3 1948/68
1949
argentina Fuerza Aerea Argentina
    16 1949/67
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    2 1949
1951
france Aéronautique Navale
    2 1951/55
netherlands Marine Luchtvaartdienst
    1 1951/54
1961
argentina Prefectura Naval Argentina
    1 1961/65
Construction Numbers on database of S-51 / R-5 / H-5 or its versions

33s-51




Construction Numbers

Help Us

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
51-02 1946 FR 5102 : ex N92800, dd Jul 1951 to Aéronavale. 58S, coded 58-10+
: Moved to Royal Thai air force museum
51-06 1946 FR 5106 : ex N92804, dd Feb 1952 to Aéronavale. 58S coded 58-11.+
51-102 ZA ZS-HBT : ex A-1. Displayed at SAAF Museum, Ysterplaat by 1979
ZA A1 : SAAF. preserved museum Swartkop (FASK)
51-127 US 48-0548 : To USAF c 1950; disposed of Jun 1961
US N9845Z : Reg N9845Z; de-reg Jun 1981.
48-0548 : to Pima AS Museum, AZ by May 2009
51-13 AR LV-YXP : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; 02aug62 picture+
51-164 VE : FAV d/d 1947
51-17 1947 UK G-AJHW : One of six S-51s imported by Westlands for evaluation a+
Feb 1948 detached to RNAS Culdrose to resupply the keep+
UK WB220 : ex G-AJHW. To RN for a short period in 1949 for 705Sqn +
UK G-AJHW : to British European Airways Aug 1949, until Jul 1956; t+
AU A80-374 : After more work as G-AJHW, including service with Briti+
Preserved RAAF Museum, Point Cook by 1979, still there +
51-171 VE YV-O-MAC-2 : FAV d/d 1947
51-183 US 49-1999 : USAF H-5H-SI; 1960s pictured unk location; to civ; 199+
51-184 US 49-2000 : USAF H-5H-SI
08feb52 landed on board the RCN destroyer Sioux off Kor+
51-21 1947 UK G-AJOO : One of six S-51s imported by Westland for evaluation an+
UK G-AJOO : to Pest Control Ltd Aug 1947; Damaged beyond repair 16 +
51-211 1946 US 232 : HO-3S-1 for USCG as 232; to N4925E
US N4925E : reg N4925E Sep 1981; de registered Mar 2013; to Pima AS+
232 : Pima Air and Space Museum as USCG 232 by Apr 2018
51-26 1947 UK G-AJOP : Sikorsky S-51 f/f 02jun47 at Stratford, CT, USA; to U+
UK VW209 : MoD, 10oct47 to RAE Farborough; w/o 26sep51 heavy landi+
to RNEC Manadon during Jan 1954 (by road from Boscombe +
outside storage at Blackbushe, rotorless by Dec 1958
UK VW209 : to A2339, unk; scr Abbotsinch, UK, 1961; last seen apr+
51-32 1947 UK G-AJOR : to BEA Aug 1947, until 30 Dec 1954
UK G-AJOR : to Overseas Aviation Ltd Jersey Jan 1955, until May 195+
CF-JTP : sold to Canada Jun 1957
51-33 NL 8-1 : NRN
51-34 UK G-AJOV : BEA 1947-1954
UK G-AJOV : 1954-1957, to Canada
CF-JTQ : to N4917E
US N4917E :
51-35 1947 UK G-AJOV : to BEA Oct 1947 until Aug 1954; sold privately Aug 1954+
UK G-AJOV : to Overseas Aviaition Ltd Jersey Mar 1955; sold to Cana+
If you see a S-51 marked as G-AJOV in BEA colours in th+
CF-JTQ : sold to Canada; sold to USA
US N4917E : Reg cancelled, Oklahoma, Oct 2012
51-36 US 47-484 : U.S. Army Air Corps R5F
US N92868 Carolinas Aviation Museum : N92868 had been assigned to a U.S. Army Air Corps R-5F +
51-38 AR LV-XXQ : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 10jun53
51-55 AR LV-QQU : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 23jan67
51-56 AR LV-XXS : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; reserial LQ-XXS;+
51-60 AR LV-XXT : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; w/o 24sep53 in A+
51-61 AR LV-XXR : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; 1951 to Policia +
AR LQ-XXR : Policia Federal d/d 1951; ex LV-XXR; wfu 1957; 1960 to +
AR PM-20 : Prefectura Nacional Maritima d/d 1961; ex LQ-XXR; wfu +
51-66 AR LV-XXV : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; to Direccion Gen+
51-67 AR LV-XXW : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 30aug61
51-72 AR LV-XXY : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 03feb67
51-73 AR LV-XYD : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 15dec50
51-78 AR LV-XYE : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 30aug61
51-79 AR LV-XYF : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 1967
51-84 AR LV-XYG : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 03feb67
51-85 AR LV-XYH : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 07sep66
51-90 AR LV-XYI : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 30dec66
51-91 AR LV-XXZ : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; wfu 03feb67
33 C/N.


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