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    S-58 HUS-1 UH-34D Marine's Sikorsky S-58 began service as HUS-1 then renamed UH-34D


    On September 18, 1962 the United States Department of Defense (DoD) introduced a unified designation system to all USAF, US Navy, US Coast Guard, USMC and US Army aircraft largely based on the one used by the US Air Force from 1948. NASA's Experimental aircraft was also assigned in the X-series. This is a list of the helicopters affected :

    Bell
    Bell 47:
    H-13E OH-13E
    H-13G OH-13G
    H-13H OH-13H
    H-13H UH-13H
    H-13J UH-13J
    H-13K OH-13K
    HTL-4 TH-13L
    HTL-6 TH-13M
    HTL-7 TH-13N
    HUL-1 TH-13P
    HUL-1G HH-13Q
    HUL-1M UH-13R


    UH-1 Iroquois :
    HU-1A UH-1A
    YHU-1B XH-40
    HX/H-1 XH-48A
    HU-1B UH-1B
    HU-1D UH-1D
    HU-1E UH-1E

    Bell 206:
    HO-4 OH-4A


    Boeing Vertol
    Sea Knight:
    HRB-1 CH-46A
    HX/H-2 XCH-46B
    HC-1A CH-46C
    Chinook:
    HC-1B CH-47A

    Fairchild-Hiller
    HO-5 OH-5A (FH-1100)

    Hiller
    H-23B OH-23B
    H-23C OH-23C
    H-23D OH-23D
    H-23F OH-23F

    Hughes
    HO-6 OH-6A Cayuse

    Cessna (Seibel)
    YH-41 NH-41A
    H-41 UH-41A

    Gyrodyne
    DSN-1 QH-50A
    DSN-2 QH-50B
    DSN-3 QH-50C


    Kaman
    Huskie :
    H-43A HH-43A
    H-43B HH-43B
    HUK-1 UH-43C
    HOK-1 OH-43D
    HTK-1 TH-43E
    Seasprite :
    HU2K-1 UH-2A
    HU2K-1U UH-2B

    Lockheed
    XH-51A XH-51A

    Piasecki
    H-21A CH-21A
    H-21B CH-21B
    SH-21B HH-21B
    H-21C CH-21C

    HUP-2 UH-25B
    HUP-3 UH-25C

    Sikorsky

    S-55
    SH-19A HH-19A
    H-19A UH-19A
    SH-19B HH-19B
    H-19B UH-19B
    H-19C UH-19C
    H-19D UH-19D
    HRS-3 CH-19E
    HO4S-3 UH-19F
    HO4S-3G HH-19G

    S-56
    H-37A CH-37A
    H-37B CH-37B
    HR2S-1 CH-37C


    S-58
    H-34A CH-34A
    H-34C CH-34C
    HUS-1L LH-34D
    HUS-1 UH-34D
    HUS-1Z VH-34D
    HUS-1A UH-34E
    HUS-1G HH-34F
    Y/HSS-1 YSH-34G
    HSS-1 SH-34G
    HSS-1F SH-34H
    Y/HSS-1N YSH-34J
    HSS-1N SH-34J

    S-61
    Y/HSS-2 YSH-3A
    HSS-2 SH-3A
    HSS-2Z VH-3A








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