Del'd: 99 - 1963 to 1989




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US Coast Guard HH-52A Sea Guard

The US Coast Guard evaluated the Sikorsky S-62A prototype N880 during 1959-1960. It was sufficiently impressed with the S-62s performance over the HO4S-3G/HH-19G that it ordered 99 to fulfill its short range SAR requirement. Intitially designated HU2S-1G Seaguard, it was re-designated as the HH-52A Seaguard in October 1962. Deliveries commenced in 1963 and were completed in 1967 along side its larger stablemate, the Sikorsky S-61R/HH-3F Pelican long-range SAR helicopter.
The HH-52 saved over 15,000 lives in its twenty-five years of service with the United States Coast Guard.
They were replaced by the Dolphin


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Coast Guard Remembers Crew of HH-52A 1363, 22-Dec-15 : The U.S. Coast Guard held a memorial service in remembrance of the HH-52A 1363 helicopter crashed on December 22, 1964 during the North Coast’s “Storm of the Century."

US Coast Guard HH-52A to the Smithsonian Collection, 19-Dec-15 : U.S Coast Guard HH-52A Seaguard tail number 1426 will join the Smithsonian Air and Space Collection on permanent display at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia





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