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  • Sikorsky S-61 H-3
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    united kingdom Westland







    Del'd: 4 - 1966 to 1989






    Used the 4 Sikorsky built S-61s at one time or another for prototyping, patterning and trials for the Westland Sea King programme.


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    61-393 S-61L 1966     G-ATYU: s-61d-1 converted to S-61D-1 & sold to Westland; reg G-ATYU Aug66-Oc+
    Sikorsky Helicopters N306V: Sikorsky S-61L-2, c/n 61-393, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N30+

    Her Majesty's Government G-ATYU: Built as SH-3D. Shipped to Avonmouth (UK), reassembled +

    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
    61-395 s-61d-1 1966     XV372: Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1. Used as pattern airframe f+
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XV372: w/o 15 Jan 1969 near West Harptree, Somerset when both +

    Royal Navy XV372: Sold to MoD (Navy); to AES Lee for BDRT by May 1971. G+

    To E J Shanley scrapyard in Trowbridge, by Dec 1988, fr+

    to Ground Instruction rig at RAF St.Mawgan by Apr 1995,+

    To Pembrey Range by Apr 2016