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USA - Naval aviation

 

Sikorsky HSS-2 (SH-3 / CH-3 / UH-3 / HH-3) Sea King / Pelican ASW / transport / utility / rescue helicopter

CH-3B Sea King

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
HSS-2, 1962 - SH-3A Sea King ASW 6/1961 - 1966 245 --- 4 seats, 2 General Electric T58-GE-8B engines (2 x 1250 hp), 2 Mk44 or Mk46 torpedoes or depth charges, APS-130 radar, AQS-13 sonar, 25 acoustic buoys
SH-3D 1966 - 1974 73 + 2 converted SH-3A 2 T58-GE-10 engines (2 x 1400 hp)
SH-3H 1974 - 11/1975 converted SH-3A and SH-3D 2 T58-GE-8F engines (2 1400 hp), APS-503 radar, AQS-13B sonar
HSS-2Z, 1962 - VH-3A VIP-transport 1961 - 1966 converted 3 seats, 2 T58-GE-8B engines (2 x 1250 hp), 25 passenger or 2270 kg of cargo
VH-3D 1966 - 1974 converted 2 T58-GE-10 engines (2 x 1400 hp)
CH-3B transport 1962 - 1966 converted 2 T58-GE-8B engines (2 x 1250 hp)
CH-3E 1966 - 1974 converted 2 T58-GE-5 engines (2 x 1500 hp)
HH-3F Pelican rescue 1970s converted SAR equipment
UH-3H Sea King utility 1970s more than 50 converted without SAR equipment

 

Modification SH-3D

CH-3E

Rotor diameter, m

18.90 18.90

Length, m

16.69 16.69

Height, m

5.13 5.13

Rotating area, m2

280.41 280.41

Empty mass, kg

5382 5600

Full flying-off mass, kg

9299 10010
Engine 2 General Electric T58-GE-10 2 General Electric T58-GE-5
Power, h. p. 2 x 1400 2 x 1500
Maximal speed, km/h 267 284
Cruise speed, km/h 219 248
Flying range, km 1005 1254
Vertical speed, m/s 11.2 11.2
Maximal altitude, m 4480 6400
Complement 4 3
Armament 381 kg of combat load on 2 points: 2 Mk44 or Mk46 torpedoes or 2 depth charges, acoustic buoys 25 passenger or 2270 kg of cargo or 3650 of external cargo, can carry 1 12.7-mm MG

HH-3E Jolly Green Giant

SH-3D Sea King

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008