Sikorsky Aircraft Sikorsky S-61 Sea King (CH-3 / SH-3)

Medium Utility Helicopter

Sikorsky S-61A-1 Royal Danish Air Force U-240 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Sikorsky S-61 Sea King is an amphibious twin-engined medium ASW (anti-submarine-warfare) and multi-purpose helicopter produced by the American manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft.
Variants of the S-61 are the commercial S-61L & S-61N and the S-61R (CH-3C/E Sea King, HH-3E Jolly Green Giant and HH-3F Pelican). The S-61 was also license built in England by Westland with different engines (see under Westland Sea King), in Canada as the CH-124 (United Aircraft of Canada), in Italy (Agusta) as AS-61 and ASH-3 and in Japan (Mitsubishi) as the HSS-2.
Crew2
Passengers15
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric T58-GE-10
Engine Power (each)1044 kW1400 shp
Speed267 km/h144 kts
  166 mph
Service Ceiling4.481 m14.700 ft
Range1.000 km540 NM
621 mi.
Empty Weight5.380 kg11.861 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight9.752 kg21.500 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)5/5
Main Rotor Diameter18,90 m62 ft 0 in
Tail Rotor Diameter3,23 m10 ft 7 in
Rotor Disc Area280,6 m3020 ft
Length (Fuselage)16,69 m54 ft 9 in
Length22,15 m72 ft 8 in
Height5,13 m16 ft 10 in
First Flight11.03.1959
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>1300
ICAO CodeS61 S61R
IATA CodeS61
FAA TCDSH2EA
Data for (Version)Sikorsky SH-3D
VariantsS-61L, S-61N, S-61R, Westland Sea King

[Photo-ID: 11193] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican, United States Coast Guard, 1476, c/n 61-638, Karsten Palt, 2015Sikorsky
HH-3F Pelican
United States Coast Guard
Reg.: 1476
c/n: 61-638
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 4365] Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Sikorsky S-61A-1, Royal Danish Air Force, U-240, c/n 61-240, Karsten Palt, 2011Sikorsky
S-61A-1
Royal Danish Air Force
Reg.: U-240
c/n: 61-240
 
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 2972] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-01
Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri, Royal Malaysian Air Force, M23-08, c/n 61-416, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Sikorsky
S-61A-4 Nuri
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Reg.: M23-08
c/n: 61-416
 
LIMA 2009 [Pulau Langkawi - International (WMKL / LGK)]
[Photo-ID: 11986] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Sikorsky S-61A-5, Royal Danish Air Force, U-481, c/n 61-481, Karsten Palt, 2001Sikorsky
S-61A-5
Royal Danish Air Force
Reg.: U-481
c/n: 61-481
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 12265] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Sikorsky / Agusta SH-3D/TS Sea King (AS-61), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM80973, c/n 6102, Karsten Palt, 2016Sikorsky / Agusta
SH-3D/TS Sea King (AS-61)
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM80973
c/n: 6102
 
VIP variant - the Pope?s Helicopter
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12266] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Sikorsky / Agusta SH-3D/TS Sea King (AS-61), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM80973, c/n 6102, Karsten Palt, 2016Sikorsky / Agusta
SH-3D/TS Sea King (AS-61)
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM80973
c/n: 6102
 
VIP variant - the Pope?s Helicopter
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 13160] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King (S-61B), United States Navy, 148999, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Sikorsky
SH-3H Sea King (S-61B)
United States Navy
Reg.: 148999
 
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6228] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King (S-61B), United States Navy, 160172, c/n 61-128, Karsten Palt, 2012Sikorsky
SH-3H Sea King (S-61B)
United States Navy
Reg.: 160172
c/n: 61-128
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6229] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King (S-61B), United States Navy, 160172, c/n 61-128, Karsten Palt, 2012Sikorsky
SH-3H Sea King (S-61B)
United States Navy
Reg.: 160172
c/n: 61-128
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]