Historical Essays

Model

 

Qty
Built

First
Flight

Comments

UTILITY HELICOPTER util-15     "Sikorsky Utility Helicopters, A hard Beginning" A Historical essay describing the evolution of the Utility Helicopter overcoming design obstacles.
vs
1
9/14/1939
s-47
131
1/14/1942
Military designations R-4 & HNS-1. First production helicopter, a two seat development of the S-46.
COAST GUARD
131
1/14/1942
FIRST MILITARY
131
1/14/1942
Military designations R-4 & HNS-1. First production helicopter, a two seat development of the S-46.
CIVILIAN RESCUE
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.
NAVAL RESCUE
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).
S-44     The Sikorsky VS-44A Flying Boat, a large transport aircraft, had a range of about 4000 miles. One of three aircraft built for the American Export Airline that were dubbed the "Flying Aces"and carried the name "Excambian" .In 1968 the aircraft was extensively damage and retired from service by Antilles Air and donated to the Naval Aviation Museum that put her on permanent loan to the New England Air Museum. It is currently on display at the NEAM following a ten year restoration by volunteers sponsored by Sikorsky Aircraft.

 

 
 
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