Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard

 

A derivative of the world’s first truly amphibious helicopter, the Sikorsky HH-52A entered service with the US Coast Guard in 1962, and remained in service until 1989. The first turbine-powered helicopter operated by the USCG, the HH-52 could land and take off from the water. It had a boat-shaped hull and even carried an anchor.

 

Credited with saving over 15,000 lives, the HH-52A was small enough to be deployed from USCG cutters, but was designed to carry a crew of three and up to ten rescuees. It carried a record 12 rescuees, along with the crew, during the Burmah Agate maritime disaster in 1979.

 

 

Attribution

Attribution
Overview
Parent type Sikorsky S-62/HH-52
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Primary manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Key Characteristics
Operational status No longer flying
Max gross weight (ground) 3,765 kg 8,300 lb
Crew 3
Seating arrangement Side-by-side
Configuration
VTOL type Helicopter
Compound type None
Lift configuration Single main rotor
Control device type Tail rotor
Features
Number of engines 1
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 1
Number of control devices 1
Milestones associated with the Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard
1979 A Sikorsky HH-52A rescues 22 people from the Burmah Agate maritime disaster

Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard

 

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Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard

 

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United States Coast Guard No longer flying

Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard

 

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Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard

 

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Main rotor

 

 

Tail rotor

 

 

Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard

Aircraft Notes

Ref. Author(s) Title Source Date Type
148 Devine, V S-62 (HH-52A, S-62A, S-62B, S-62C) Igor Sikorsky Historical Archives, Sikorsky Product History 14 Jun 2015 Website
  Comprehensive history of the design and development of the model
148 Devine, V S-62 (HH-52A, S-62A, S-62B, S-62C) Igor Sikorsky Historical Archives, Sikorsky Product History 14 Jun 2015 Website
  Comprehensive history of the design and development of the model