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  • Sikorsky S-61 H-3

    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 1400 shp
    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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    List of Operators of Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King


    From Organisation with model VH-3D Sea King
    1975
    usa US Marine Corps
        11 1975/   


    Construction Numbers on database of VH-3D Sea King

    11vh-3d




    Construction Numbers

    Help Us

    C/NYearHistory
    61-724 US 159350 : HMX-1
    flying southbound over Hornchurch in company with 1593+
    61-725 US 159351 : HMX-1
    61-726 US 159352 : USMC HMX-1; late nov95 in United Kingdom for visit Pres+
    in West Palm Beach, Florida at the airport; Being kept+
    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+
    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
    HMX-1 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
    flying southbound over Hornchurch in company with 1593+
    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
    pictured (top) at Andrews AFB with French President Va+
    Nov95 in United Kingdom for visit President Bill Clinto+
    18jan09 pictured (bot) during President Obama Inaugurat+
    flying southbound over Hornchurch in company with 1593+
    11 C/N.


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