Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
|Rolle||Anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and utility helicopter|
|Første flyvning||11 March 1959|
Den Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King (company designation S-61) is an American twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter designed and built by Sikorsky Aircraft. A landmark design, it was the world’s first amphibious helicopter and one of the first ASW rotorcraft to use turboshaft engines.
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|Lokalisering||USS Yorktown CV-10, Patriots Point|
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The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King is a twin-engine anti-submarine warfare helicopter that was developed by Sikorsky Aircraft in the late 1950s. It was the first amphibious helicopter in the world and the first to feature a turboshaft engine. The Sea King has a distinctive hull-shaped fuselage that allows it to land on water and a five-blade main rotor that provides high lift and low noise. The Sea King can carry up to four torpedoes or depth charges for attacking submarines, or a variety of other weapons and equipment for different missions. The Sea King has been used by many countries around the world for naval, military and civilian purposes. It has also served as the official helicopter of the President of the United States since 1976, under the call sign Marine One.
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