Sikorsky S-61 H-3
argentina Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina

Argentine Navy

Del'd: 14 - 1972 to present


Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina S-61 H-3

Dubbed locally SH-3, the export version of the SH-3D Sea King for the aircraft carrier ARA 25 de Mayo (V2) air group
Five new built S-61D-4 received in 1972. Three SH-3D for spares arrived in 2003. In 2008 after the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irizar fire incident four refurbished UH-3H plus two for spares were acquired.

Agusta build airframes listed separately : 1984 ASH-3D and 1995 ASH-3H

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Six UH-3H Sea King for the Argentine Navy, 28-Oct-08 : PATUXENT RIVER, Md, USA – A team from NAVAIR’s Support and Commercial Derivative Aircraft Program Office is working hand-in-hand with the Armada Argentina (Argentine Navy) to deliver six UH-3H Sea King helicopters, four flyable versions and two for spare parts.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1978/    EAH2 Comandante Espora
1972/78EAHComandante Espora


CV Colossus class
AO Durance class

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

        -: in 2007 package were 2 unknown airframes as spares
    61-391 sh-3d     -: ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares
United States Naval Aviation 154105: USN; 1984 as /NW-553 HS-75 USS Eisenhower (CVN-75); 11a+
    61-406 sh-3d     -: ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares; 9H076 markings; 2010 at IMARA cam+
United States Naval Aviation 154116: USN; 30jun94 to 9H0076/AMARC; to Argentine Navy

Jul81 as SH-3D with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth MA
    61-433 sh-3d 1968     -: 2008 pictured (bot) preserved at museum Santa Romana in San +
United States Naval Aviation 156487: USN; 23apr92 to 9H0026/AMARC; to Argentine Navy

Mar84 as SH-3D with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth MA
    61-495 s-61d-4     0675: ARA S-61D4; 1970 ordered; 22may72 d/d as H-31 for Escuadr+
    61-496 s-61d-4     0676: ARA S-61D4; 1970 ordered; 22may72 d/d as H-32 for Escuadril+
    61-497 s-61d-4     0677: ARA 2-H-233. Burn 10apr07 on icebreaker ARA Almirante Irizar+
    61-498 s-61d-4     0678: ARA 2-H-234, ordered 1970; d/d jul72 as 0678/H-34; redesig 2+
    61-779 s-61d-4     0696: ARA 2-H-235 d/d 1976; c1982 pictured in Jungle livery; w/o+
    61-315 sh-3a     0881: uh-3h ARA d/d jul08 as 2-H-240; UH-3H refurbished by Clayton inter+
United States Naval Aviation 152121: USN; 09feb71 pictured (top) as HS-6 Indians /NS-500 US+

1989 SH-3D type HS-75./NW-611

conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; sep07 as TAW-5 /E-402 NAS Pensa+
    61-135 hss-2     0882: ARA d/d oct08 as 2-H-241, UH-3H type; 04may11 pictured (bot+
United States Naval Aviation 149718: USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 2003 /F-400 at NAS Pensaco+

HS-11 /AB-614, noted aboard USS America at Spithead, be+

2007 UH-3H refurbished by Clayton internacional in USA+
    61-422 sh-3d     0883: uh-3h ARA d/d jul09 as 2-H-242; 2008 UH-3H refurbished by Clayton +
United States Naval Aviation 154122: USN; conv SH-3H; 1985 search and rescue at NAS Patuxent+

1990 type:SH-3H HS-11./AB-613

1995 SH-3H type HS-1 /AR-401

conv UH-3H; 2006 NAS Pensacola; 13dec07 Stricken from U+
    61-374 sh-3d     0884: Apr13 arrived to Argentina by ship
United States Naval Aviation 152709: USN; conv UH-3H; 29feb96 to 9H0102/AMARC; 02nov04 Stric+

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