(just don't call 'em "choppers")

Here are some of the aircraft I've worked on, listed in no specific order:

Sikorsky's Flying Winnebago!   h-3.jpg (23901 bytes)

Sikorsky H-3

I worked on these beauties from 1989-1992 when my squadron transitioned to H-60's. Most of the aircraft we had were older than I was, so they were definetly showing their age. <G> These helicopters are still flown by the Navy Reserve.

Description: A multi-purpose helicopter.

Features: The H-3 is a twin engine, all-weather helicopter. The SH-3H model is used by the Navy Reserves to detect, classify, track and destroy enemy submarines. It also provides logistical support and a search and rescue capability. The UH-3H model is utility configured for logistical support and search and rescue missions. The VH-3A model supports the Executive Transport Mission.

Background: The first version of this workhorse helicopter was flown more than 35 years ago. The Sea King has been replaced by the SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopters as the anti-submarine warfare helicopter. The transition was completed in the mid 1990s. The remaining Sea King helicopters have been configured for logistical support and search and rescue missions.

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SH-60B on FFG


  Sikorsky HH-60H


Sikorsky SH-60B


Sikorsky SH-60F


Sikorsky H-60

Description: A twin-engine, medium lift, utility or assault helicopter.

Features: The Seahawk is a twin-engine helicopter. It is used for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift, and special operations. The Navy's SH-60B Seahawk is based aboard cruisers, destroyers, and frigates. They  extend the range of the ship's radar capabilities. The Navy's SH-60F is carrier-based, and is used for Anti-submarine operations using dipping sonar and sonobouys. The hh-60H is also carrier based and is used for search & rescue,    combat search & rescue, and cargo/passenger transport.

Background:  The Navy received the SH-60B seahawk in 1983 and the SH-60F in 1988.


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