usa 6514th Test Squadron

US Air Force

6514 TS :

1970 to 1992    

6514th Test Squadron
Activated in 1970 at Edwards AFB to support flight testing the Ryan AQM-34Q Firebee reconnaissance drone. Helicopters were fitted as MARS (Mid-Air Retrieval System) . Moved to Hill AFB in 1973. Redesignated 514th Flight Test Squadron in 1992

1973-1977 tested BQM-34 B,M,L drones also 34R, and 34F both air and ground launch, dco and rco training for same, also testing on avionics and recovery systems
1975-1979 at Hill AFB H-53 Helicopters performed drone recovery missions over test range using MARS system.
There was a C-130 A model for air deployment of the drones

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1970/92S-65 H-53
1970/92S-61 H-3

6514 TS List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
61-506 ch-3c 1963 62-12581 : del USAF as CH-3C 62-12581 22Nov63; xfer 1550th ATTW, Hill AFB, UT 73 74;+
61-565 ch-3c 1966 65-12790 : USAF d/d 17dic66; 100th SRW SAC; 1968 Da Nang, Vietnam; 1972 Nakhon Phanom+
61-544 ch-3c 1965 65-5693 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-544, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5693, 10Dec65; conv +
: 1972-1979, MARS Helicopter asg 6514 TEST SQ, Hill AFB
65-142 hh-53c 67-14993 : -1979, mars helicopter at 6514th Test Sq at Hill AFB. Had TM gear for flig+
65-184 hh-53c 68-10354 : USAF; 6514th TS w/o 30oct86
17104 hh-1h 70-2460 : USAF; Was MAC (TBD); later flew at Det 4 37th ARRS MAC USAF LRAFB, AR; tra+
17114 hh-1h 70-2470 : USAF d/d 23mar73 to 1550th ATTW (Aircrew Training and Test Wing) Hill AFB;+
17128 hh-1h 70-2484 : Was MAC (TBD); later flew at Det 4 37th ARRS USAF MAC LRAFB, AR; believe w+
17129 hh-1h 70-2485 : USAF; MAC (Location TBD); later flew with Det 4 37th ARRS (MAC, USAF, LRAF+

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