Sikorsky S-61 H-3

VH-3A Sea King


  • Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King
  • Sikorsky VH-3A Sea KingPresident Kennedy arriving in a HSS-2Z/VH-3A

Redesignation of Sikorsky HSS-2Z Sea King executive transport under DoD Tri-Service integrated naming convetion, Oct 1962.
Presidential transport was first shared between the Marines and the US Army's Executive Flight Detachment.

The VH-3A has a last small window on the port side. Replaced by the VH-3D in 1974


Engine: 2 x GE T58-GE-8E 1250shp
Capacity: 3 + 8
Length: (m) 16.7
Height: (m) 5.13
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 19
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5380     Max: 10000
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 267
Range: (km) 1000
Ceiling: (m) 4480
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 500

List of Operators of Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King

From Organisation with model VH-3A Sea King
usa US Navy
    S-61 H-3 355 1961/09
usa US Marine Corps
    8 1962/78

Construction Numbers on database of VH-3A Sea King


Construction Numbers

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61-009 1959 US 147145 : hss-2 Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-009 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 14+
soc 21aug79
61-015 US 148037 : hss-2 Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-015 ff?; del USN as HSS-2 148037 +
sh-3g 26nov84
w/o 30jul87, on routine flight from Behrain to the comm+
61-019 US 148041 : hss-2 USN; YHSS-2; conv UH-3A; conv HMX-1 VH-3A ?
rh-3a 12oct64
conv to UH-3A, 28mar72
conv to UH-3A, 28mar72
61-023 US 148045 : hss-2 YHSS-2; conv UH-3A; conv HMX-1 VH-3A ?
sh-3g 17jan72
sh-3h 1nov78
sh-3h US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-1 ./AR-445
uh-3h Jan09 pictured as UH-3H SAR type at Naval air station P+
PE HM-492 : uh-3h Naval, UH-3H type, ex 148045
61-086 US 150610 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1; 1998 HU-30
61-093 US 150611 : HMX-1; HSS-2Z; 1962 VH-3A; preserved at Ronald Reagan P+
Del to USN as HSS-2Z; redisig as VH-3A in 1962; operate+
61-098 US 150612 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1 w/o 26may73
61-103 US 150613 : HMX-1; HSS-2Z; 1962 VH-3A; US Army marks; preserved at +
61-108 US 150614 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1 VH-3A; 1977 AMARC/9H0003; 1995 Naval+
NVH-3A type HMX-1 2014; Dec16 still
61-113 US 150615 : USMC HSS-2Z; 1997 std
10nov97 seen inside PEMCO hangar at Dothan MAP, Alabama+
61-118 US 150616 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1; 1998 as /HU-33 HC-2
61-123 US 150617 : HMX-1; HSS-2Z; 1962 VH-3A; ret 1976; 2005 restored at +
150617 : Last flight from White House to Andrews AFB chief pilot+
12 C/N.

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