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Sikorsky HSS ASW helicopter

 

CH-34A

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
HSS-1 ASW 1957 - 1962 61 1979 ---

 

Modification

HSS-1

Rotor diameter, m

18.09

Length, m

14.07

Height, m

4.85

Rotating area, m2

257.05

Empty mass, kg

3429

Full flying-off mass, kg

5760
Engine 1 Wright R-1820-84B
Power, h. p. 1525
Maximal speed, km/h 196
Cruise speed, km/h 158
Flying range, km 362
Vertical speed, m/s 5.6
Maximal altitude, m 2895
Complement 4
Armament sonar, acoustic buoys, 2 Mk44 torpedoes or depth charges

HSS-1

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009