Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King Military Helicopter
The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King entered service with the United States Navy in 1961 as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform. The twin engined Sea King represented a milestone in helicopter design being the world's first amphibious helicopter and the first ASW machine to be powered by turbo-shaft engines. The design proved to be so good that they were built under licence by several companies including Westland in the UK who supplied them to the British armed forces. The Sea King remains in service throughout the world in both military and civilian roles and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King Specifications:
Crew: 2 pilots and 2 ASW systems operators
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 54 ft 9 in (16.7 m)
Rotor diameter: 62 ft (19 m)
Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m)
Empty weight: 11,865 lb (5,382 kg)
Loaded weight: 18,626 lb (8,449 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 22,050 lb (10,000 kg)
Engines: Twin 1,400 shp (1045 kW) General Electric T58-GE-10 turbo-shafts
Maximum speed: 166 mph (267 km/h)
Range: 621 mi (1,000 km)
Service ceiling: 14,700 ft (4,481 m)
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