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Sikorsky S-61N Military Helicopter

The Sikorsky S-61N is the civilian version of the SH-3 Sea King helicopter which was produced as an amphibious anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter for the US Navy from the early 1960's.

The picture of this Sikorsky S-61N is used courtesy of Pete Klinger, the helicopter operated in the US until 2005 as a 28 seat passenger transport, then by the Canadian company VIH Helicopters Ltd from 2006 as C-FQNG. 

Sikorsky S-61N Military Helicopter

 

VIH Helicopters converted the helicopter into a water bomber with a detachable 4000 Litre under belly water tank fillable via a built in snorkel system. From 2009 VIH Helicopters operated this helicopter in Australia for FESA (Western Australia's Fire & Emergency Services Authority) fighting bush fires.

Sikorsky S-61N Mk II Specifications:

  • Crew: Pilot and co-pilot
  • Capacity: up to 30 passengers
  • Length: 58 ft 11 in (17.96 m)
  • Rotor diameter: 62 ft (18.9 m)
  • Height: 17 ft 6 in (5.32 m)
  • Empty weight: 12,336 lb (5,595 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 19,000 lb (8,620 kg)
  • Engines: Twin 1,500 shp (1,120 kW) General Electric CT58-140 turbo-shafts.
  • Maximum speed: 166 mph (267 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 120 kn (222 km/h)
  • Range: 450 NM (833 km)
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 ft (3,810 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1310 to 2220 ft/min (400670 m/min)
 

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