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    Del'd: 78 - 1968 to 2008





    Helicopters

    US Air Force S-65 H-53

    The US Air Force start receving the HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant in 1968 as replacement for the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant as their long range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter.
    The basically similiar CH-53C was used for general transport work, Missile Site support, and aerial drone recovery.
    The much improved MH-53 Pave Low upgrade was introduced in the 1980s which in turn were finally replaced by the CV-22B Osprey in 2008.

    8 HH-53B
    44 HH-53C
    20 CH-53C
    upgrades as HH-53H Pave Low II
        HH-53H redesignated MH-53H
    upgrades as MH-53J Pave Low III
    upgrades as MH-53M Pave Low IV

    6? TH-53A ex USMC

    Bunos 66-14428 / 14435 ( c/n 65-043/050 ) - 8 HH-53B
    BuNos 67-14993 / 14996 ( c/n 65-091/094 ) - 4 HH-53C
    BuNos 68-8283 / 8286 ( c/n 65-130/133 ) - 4 HH-53C
    BuNos 68-10354 / 10369 ( c/n 65-160/175 ) - 16 HH-53C
    BuNos 68-10739 / 10754 16 HH-53C Cancelled
    BuNos 68-10922 / 10933 ( c/n 65-218/222, 255/231 ) 12 CH-53C
    BuNos 69-5784 / 5797 ( c/n 65-232 & 65-240/252 ) - 14 HH-53C
    BuNos 70-1625 / 1632 ( c/n 65-335/342 ) - 8 CH-53C
    BuNos 73-1647 / 1652 ( c/n 65-385/390 ) - 6 HH-53C

    Assigned in 1989:
    BuNos 66-14468 / 14473 - 6 ex USMC CH-53A


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    News


    Fall Protection Platforms for Lackland AFB, 24-Sep-20 : #FallProtection S.A.F.E. Structure Designs to supply fall protection platforms for CH-53 helicopter at the USAF Maintenance Training facility at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

    USAF Combat, Search and Rescue Evolution, 17-May-18 : #CSAR From the YR-4 rescue in Burma during WWII, through the HH-43 Huskie and HH-3E Jolly Green Giant in Vietnam, to nowadays Pave Hawks, the combat search and rescue will continue to evolve and grow




    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2005/08413 FLTS Eglin AFB
    Duke Field
    1998/0820th SOS Cannon AFB
    Hurlburt Field
    1998/0721st SOS UK RAF Mildenhall
    1994/07551 SOSKirtland AFB
    1990/0131st RQSKR Osan Air Base
    JP MCAS Futenma
    RP Clark / Diosdado Macapagal
    1988/9821st SOS UK RAF Mildenhall
    UK RAF Alconbury
    UK RAF Woodbridge
    1980/9820th SOSHurlburt Field
    1976/8741st RQSMcClellan
    1975/88601st TASSDE Sembach Kaserne
    DE Wiesbaden
    1975/8233 RQSJP Kadena AFB
    1973/9055 RQSEglin AFB
    1971/8867 ARRSUK RAF Woodbridge
    1971/87551 SOSHill AFB
    1971/7341st RQSMcClellan
    Hamilton AFB
    1970/926514 TSHill AFB
    Edwards AFB
    1970/7540th ARRSTH Khorat
    TH Nakhon Phanom
    TH Udorn Air Base
    1968/7521st SOS TH U-Tapao
    1967/7237th ARRSVN Da Nang
    TH Udorn Air Base
    1966/6948th RQSEglin AFB



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