The Rotary Wing Legacy

Model

 

Qty
Built

First
Flight

Comments

S-46
VS-300


1

9/14/1939

Also known as the VS-300 (VS for Vought Sikorsky). Sikorsky’s first modern helicopter had four major configurations and many minor variations.

 

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S-47


131

1/14/1942

Military designations R-4 & HNS-1. First production helicopter, a two seat development of the S-46.

 

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S-48


65

8/18/1943

Military designations R-5, H-5 & HO2S. Two seat tandem cockpit, capable of carrying litters on either side of the cabin............

 

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S-49


233

10/15/1943

Military designations R-6 & HOS-1. A two seat aircraft capable of carrying two external covered litters. Of the total produced, 229 were built by licensee(s).

S-50


s 50 small

0

 

Design study for a small helicopter. Wooden mockup built.

S-51

 

379

2/16/1946

Military designation HO3S-1. Seating for 3 passengers and a pilot. Of the total produced, 159 were built by licensee(s).

 

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S-52

95

2/12/1947

Military designations HO5S-1 & YH-18. First U.S. helicopter with all metal main & tail rotor blades. Two and 4 seat versions built

S-53

3

9/22/1947

Military designation XHJS-1. Three place helicopter requested by U.S. Navy for search and rescue.

S-54

1

12/20/1948

Sesqui-tandem” rotor helicopter conversion from the S-47.

S-55


1,758

11/1949

Military designations H-19, HO4S & HRS. It was in service with the U.S. Army, Navy & Air Forces as well as commercial use. Of the total produced, 477 were built by licensee(s).

S-56

156

12/18/1953

Military designations H-37, HR2S-1, HR2S-1W. First production helicopter with two engines.

S-57

0

 

Design study for high speed VTOL aircraft.

S-58


2,260

3/8/1954

Military designations H-34, HUS-1, HSS-1. It was in service with the U.S. Army, Navy & Coast Guard as well as commercial use. Of the total produced, 440 were built by licensee(s).

S-59


2

6/1/1954

Military designation XH-39. First Sikorsky helicopter with a gas turbine. Set world helicopter speed record (156 mph) and altitude record (24,522 feet).

S-60

1

3/25/1959

First crane-type helicopter, built using dynamic components from the S-56.

S-61


1,473

3/11/1959

Military designations H-3, HSS2, CHSS-2 & H-124. Design included boat hull, sponsons and twin turbines. Of the total produced, 679 were built by licensee(s).

S-62


170

5/22/1958

Military designations H-52 & HU2S-1. Single centerline engine, boat hulled amphibian. Of the total produced, 25 were built by licensee(s).

S-63

s63 3

0

 

Design study for a helicopter similar to the S-62 with 4 blades.

S-64

99

5/9/1962

Military designation H-54. Designed for external heavy lift. Established three F.A.I. records.

S-65


522

10/14/1964

Military designation H-53. Used by the U.S. Marines, Air Force and Navy as well as international militaries. Of the total produced, 110 were built by licensee(s).

S-66 AAFSS

66

0

 

Sikorsky’s proposed entry into the Advanced Aerial Fire Support System (AAFSS) competition.

hlh 3
0
1970

In 1970, with the success of the Sikorsky S-64 crane helicopters, the U.S Department of Defense identified a need for a “Heavy Lift Helicopter”, or HLH.  This would carry 22.5 tons, about twice the payload of the Sikorsky CH-54B.  It would be used by both the Army and the Navy in the 1980s.  They solicited proposals from industry for a research and development program leading to eventual production.

S-67

1

8/27/1970

Prototype attack helicopter, designed around S-61 dynamic system. Recorded a world speed record over 220 knots.

S-68

Picture unavailable

0

 

Proposed Super S-58 T. Not Built.

2 in
   

In 1967 Sikorsky investigated new light-weight dual-hardness aircraft armor. This promised to be much lighter than the armor then available and more effective at defeating ballistic threats, this lead to the development of the AARV.

S-69


2

7/26/1973

Military designation XH-59A. Demonstrator for the Sikorsky Advancing Blade Concept (ABC), a high speed helicopter using rigid coaxial rotors. Reached 263 knots in a shallow dive.

S-70A


In
Prod.

10/17/1974

Military designation H-60. Winning entry in the U.S. Army’s Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition. In use by all U.S. services and many internationally.

S-70B


In
Prod.

2/11/1983

Military designation H-60. Naval configuration of the S-70A. In use by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard as well as internationally.

S-71

0

 

Sikorsky’s design for the Advanced Attack Helicopter (AAH).

S-72


2

10/12/1976

Research helicopter designed for NASA as the Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA), a flying test bed for new rotor head and blade designs.

S-73

MODEL DESIGNATION NEVER USED

0

 

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S-74

Picture unavailable

0

 

Original designation of the S-76.

S-75
ACAP

1

7/12/1984

Experimental helicopter built for the U. S. Army under the Advanced Composite Airframe Program (ACAP). 

S-76

In
Prod.

3/13/1977

First Sikorsky helicopter designed purely for the commercial market.

S-77

Picture unavailable

0

 

Design study for a S-76 variant.

S-78

0

 

Design study for a civil S-70.

S-79

 

 

 

Model designation never used.

S-80

s 80

238

1980

Military designation H-53E. Modified version of the S-65, adding a third engine, a seventh blade and increased the diameter of the main and tail rotors.

S-81 through S-91

 

 

Model designations never used.

x wing 3
0

This is a conceptual design of an X-Wing aircraft

Cypher

1

9/1997

UAV. Developed by company funds, is capable of flying autonomous missions such as surveillance, target acquisition and narcotics enforcement.

S-92

In
Prod.

12/23/1998

Sikorsky commercial helicopter derived from S-70 technology.  Both civil and military variants available.

RAH-66

2

1/4/1996

Joint venture between Sikorsky and Boeing. Built for the U.S. Army as an advanced scout/attack helicopter.