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  • Sikorsky S-55 H-19
    in
    france Armée de l'Air


    French Air Force





    1953 to ??






    During 1956 Colonel Felix Brunet experimentally fitted one of Escadrille Helicoptere 2 H-19 with three 7.5mm light machine guns, while at Oran.. This aircraft became known as the Corsaire.


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    55-957 h-19d 1956 Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-957, ff:?; del in sub-assemblies to SNC+
    55-446 h-19b 1953 France back USA
    US Air Force 52-7590: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-446, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 52-7+
    55-470 h-19b 1953 France scr Falcon Fld
    US Air Force 52-7591: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-470, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 52-7+
    55-843 h-19b 1955 France; preserved Chandler
    US Air Force 53-4456: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-843, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-844 h-19b 1955 France
    US Air Force 53-4457: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-844, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-846 h-19b 1955 France; to DM as HB... 09jul67; Korea d/d 27aug71
    US Air Force 53-4459: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-846, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-847 h-19b 1955 France
    US Air Force 53-4460: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-847, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-848 h-19b 1955 France; to DM as HB... 09jul67; N1517 N16WJ
    US Air Force 53-4461: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-848, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-856 h-19b 1955 France
    US Air Force 53-4462: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-856, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-857 h-19b 1955 France coded HV
    US Air Force 53-4463: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-857, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-858 h-19b 1955 to France
    US Air Force 53-4464: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-858, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+
    55-622 h-19d 1953 = 52-7614 France w/o 10oct60
    US Army Aviation 52-7614: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-622, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 5+
    55-845 h-19b 1955 France; preserved Munchen, Germany
    US Air Force 53-4458: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-845, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+

    Stored at Erding by

    On display at Deutsches Museum at least between and 19+
    55-023 HRS-1 1951     127789: xfer MAP to French Air Force as 127789, for Indochina, dates+
    US Marine Corps 127789: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-023, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 1277+

    01sep52 pictured with HMR-161, USS Sicily (CVE-118) at +

    US Air Force 51-17663: Returned to USAF as H-19A, 51-17663, Jun57.

    Royal Thai Air Force 51-17663: xfer MAP to Royal Thai Air Force as H-19A, 51-17663, 29+

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) : ex 127789
    55-024 HRS-1 1951     127790: MAP to French Air Force for Indochina, dates unk.
    US Marine Corps 127790: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-024, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 1277+

    US Air Force 51-17664: Returned to USAF as H-19A, 51-17664, Jun57.

    Royal Thai Air Force 51-17664: xfer MAP to Royal Thai Air Force as H-19A, 51-17664, 29+
    55-025 HRS-1 1951     127791: xfer MAP to French Air Force as 127791 for Indochina, dates +
    US Marine Corps 127791: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-025, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 1277+
    55-031 HRS-1 1951     127797: xfer MAP to French Air Force for Indochina, dates unk.
    US Marine Corps 127797: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-031, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 1277+

    US Air Force 51-17662: Returned to USAF as H-19A, 51-17662, Jun57.

    Royal Thai Air Force 51-17662: xfer MAP to Thailand as H-19A, 51-17662, 29Jan59; del F+

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) : ex 127797
    55-054 HRS-1 1951     127818: xfer MAP to French Air Force as 127818 for Indochina use, da+
    US Marine Corps 127818: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-054, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 1278+

    US Air Force 51-17665: rtnd USAF as H-19A, 51-17665, Jun57.

    Royal Thai Air Force 51-17665: xfer MAP to Royal Thai Air Force as H-19A, 51-17665, 29+
    55-070 HRS-1 1951     127832: Transferred MAP to French Air Force for Indochina use, (unk +
    US Marine Corps 127832: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-070, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 1278+

    US Air Force 51-17666: Returned to USAF as H-19A, 51-17666, Jun57.

    Royal Thai Air Force 51-17666: xfer MAP to Royal Thai Air Force as H-19A, 51-17666, 29+
    55-374 HRS-3 1953     130232: xfer MAP to French AF as 130232, 04Apr54 for Indochina, date+
    US Marine Corps 130232: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-374, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-3, 1302+

    US Air Force 52-10991: Rtnd USAF as H-19B, 52-10991, 17Mar58.

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 52-10991: xfer MAP to VNAF, 52-10991, 1961;, wfu unk.
    55-375 HRS-3 1953     130233: xfer MAP to French Air Force as 130233, 03Jun54 for Indochin+
    US Marine Corps 130233: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-375, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-3, 1302+
    55-376 HRS-3 1953     130234: xfer MAP to French Air Force as 130234, 04Apr54 for Indochin+
    US Marine Corps 130234: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-376, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-3, 1302+
    55-378 HRS-3 1953     130236: xfer MAP to French Air Force as 130236, 03Jun54 for Indochin+
    US Marine Corps 130236: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-378, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-3, 1302+
    55-521 h-19d 1953     52-7603: xfer MAP to France 06Jul55; xfer AdlA as H-19D-3, 52-7603, 1+
    US Army Aviation 52-7603: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-521, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 5+

    French Army Light Aviation 55603: xfer ALAT as 55603, 18Feb65; xfer GALDIV 3, Oct65-03Jul+

    - : Apr17 Alies Anciennes museum at Toulouse Blagnac claim +
    55-574 h-19d 1953     52-7609: h-19d-3 xfer MAP to France 06Jul55; xfer AdlA as H-19D-3, 52-7609, 1+
    US Army Aviation 52-7609: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-574, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 5+

    French Army Light Aviation 55609: xfer ALAT as 55609, 29Mar65; xfer GALDIV 1, Dec65-Jan66+
    55-599 h-19d 1953     52-7611: h-19d-3 xfer MAP to France 07Jul55; xfer AdlA as H-19D-3, 52-7611, 1+
    US Army Aviation 52-7611: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-599, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 5+

    French Army Light Aviation 55611: xfer ALAT as 55611, 19Mar64; xfer 6 GALAT, Jan65-26Jul6+
    55-623 h-19d 1953     52-7615: h-19d-3 xfer MAP to France 08Jul55; xfer AdlA as H-19D-3, 52-7615, 1+
    US Army Aviation 52-7615: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-623, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 5+

    French Army Light Aviation 55615: xfer ALAT as 55615, 05Aug65; xfer GALDIV 1, Apr67-Jun70+

    preserved Valence
    55-683 h-19d 1954     52-7623: h-19d-3 xfer MAP to France 08Jul55; xfer AdlA as H-19D-3, 52-7623, 1+
    US Army Aviation 52-7623: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-683, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 5+

    French Army Light Aviation 55623: xfer ALAT as 55623, 18Feb65; xfer GALDIV 1, Oct65-May67+
    55-740 h-19b 1954     53-4408: xfer MDAP to France, 09Jul55; xfer AdlA as 53-4408, 13Jul55.
    US Air Force 53-4408: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-740, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 53-4+

    French Army Light Aviation 55408: xfer ALAT as 55408, 18Feb65; xfer 1 GALAT, Jul65; xfer +
    55-1012 HRS-3Z 1956     55-1012: del AdlA as 55-1012, 19Dec56.
    SNCASE - Sud Est 55-1012: Sikorsky S-55, c/n 55-1012, ff:?; del SNCASE as HRS-3Z,+

    French Army Light Aviation 551012: xfer ALAT as 551012, 15Feb65.

    French Army Light Aviation APX: xfer GALDIV 3 as APX, 10Jun65; xfer 6 GALAT, 03Jan66; x+
    55-902 h-19d 1955     55-3181: to ALAT Apr 1964
    US Army Aviation 55-3181: to French AF by Oct 1955.

    French Army Light Aviation 902: from AdelA. /APY. served until earl y 1972.

    painted with false code /MST by Jun 1989 at Phalsbourg.
    55-558 S-55 1953     55-558: xfer AdlA as 55-558, 11Apr56.
    Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHD: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-558, ff:?; del SABENA as OO-SHD, 0+

    SNCASE - Sud Est F-SFUM: sold SNCASE, France as F-SFUM, unk.

    French Army Light Aviation 55558: xfer ALAT as 55558, 09May63; xfer EA.ALAT, 09May63; suf+
    55-841 S-55 1955     55-841: xfer AdlA as 55-841, unk.
    Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHE: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-841, ff:?; del SABENA as OO-SHE, 0+

    SNCASE - Sud Est F-SFWQ: sold SNCASE, France as F-SFWQ, unk.

    French Army Light Aviation 55841: xfer ALAT as 55841, unk.
    55-842 S-55 1955     55-842: xfer AdlA as 55-842, 25Jan57.
    Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHF: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-842, ff:?; del SABENA as OO-SHF, 1+

    SNCASE - Sud Est F-SFWR: sold SNCASE, France as F-SFWR, 1956.

    French Army Light Aviation 55842: xfer ALAT as 55842, 09May63; xfer EA.ALAT, 09May63-unk;+
    55-1001 HRS-3Z 1956     551001: Sikorsky S-55, c/n 55-1001, ff:?; del SNCASE as HRS-3Z, 10Oc+
    French Army Light Aviation 551001: xfer ALAT as H-19B, 551001, unk; asgd ESAM Apr66 - Feb6+

    French Army Light Aviation AOS: xfer 6 GALAT, AOS, Sep69 - 21Jul70; xfer GALCA 1, 01Aug+
    55-383 S-55 1953     y: xfer Armee de lAir as ?, 14Aug59.
    SNCASE - Sud Est F-BGOY: Sikorsky S-55, c/n 55-383, ff:?; purchased 12Jan53; del+

    - F-SEBL: del ministere des Etats Associes (Algerie) as F-SEBL, 2+

    French Army Light Aviation 8 000 008: xfer ALAT as 8 000 008, 03Jun54.

    French Navy x: xfer Aeronavale as ?, 29Jan57.

    French Army Light Aviation AXK: xfer ALAT, EA.ALAT as AXK, 17May63 - Dec66; redoced EA.+