Bell 61
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Del'd: 52 - 1954 to 1960






US Navy 61

Used by the US Naval Air Mine Defense Unit at Panama City, Florida for the development of airborne mine-sweeping. Did not enter service in first line squadrons
At least 245 BuNos allocated:
  • XHSL-1: 129133 - 129136
  • HSL-1: 129154 - 129168
  • HSL-1: 129843 - 129877
  • HSL-1: 129878 - 129941, cancelled and not built
  • HSL-1: 135622 - 135717, cancelled and not built
  • HSL-1: 138562 - 138576, cancelled and not built
  • HSL-1: 140414 - 140429, cancelled and not built.
Of those that were delivered, many went straight into storage at NAS North Island and NAS Norfolk
(via Joe Baugher).


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1956/60NSWC PCD NSA PC



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4     129154: HSL-1: Evaluation machine from production batch
15     129165: crashed 7 Apr 1955 near Forth Worth
16     129166: 14 Dec 1954 crashed N of Bell Globe Plant, TX
19     129843: HSL-1: Del USN
53     129877: Del US Navy


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