Sikorsky S-61 H-3
united kingdom UK Government

Del'd: 3 - 1966 to ??

trials aircraft, prior to production under licence by westland.

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61-393 S-61L 1966     G-ATYU: Built as SH-3D. Shipped to Avonmouth (UK), reassembled and f+
Sikorsky Helicopters N306V: Sikorsky S-61L-2, c/n 61-393, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N30+

Westland G-ATYU: converted to S-61D-1 & sold to Westland; reg G-ATYU Aug+

Ministry of Defence (MoD) XV370: Shipped to UK Oct 1966, with GE T-58-GE-10 engines, sub+

visit to RAF Chivenor 6 Nov 1981, while with ETPS.

Jan 1992 to Yeovilton for re-spray in over all grey.

To Lee-on-Solent (in grey) 27 Jan 1992. Still there 760+

2006 pictured at HMS Sultan/Gosport

HMS Sultan used for Ground Crew Supervisor training by +
61-394 s-61d-1 1966     XV371: Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1 used as trials airframe.
Royal Navy XV371: RN d/d 22may72 for trials; 21mar95 wfu; Became instruct+

By Mar 1978 with A Flt at RAE Farnborough

08apr08 pictured (pic1) at SFDO Culdrose. SH-3D pattern+

2010 i/a for SFDO /DD-261 at Culdrose

xfer to Predannack Airfield as rescue training airframe+

31mar19 pictured (pic2) rotorless at Predannack with SF+
61-396 s-61d-1 1966     XV373: Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1. Used as trials airframe.