Sikorsky S-61 (HSS-2)

 

Developed in 1959, commonly known as the HSS-2 under U.S. Navy service in ASW.  The amphibious helicopter has automatic blade folding, can operate in all weather conditions and can fulfill a hunter-killer role.

 

 

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Overview
Parent type *No Type defined
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Sikorsky Aircraft Div., United Aircraft and Transport Corporation
Primary manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft Div., United Aircraft and Transport Corporation
Key Characteristics
Operational status Out of service
Max gross weight (ground) 10,002 kg 22,050 lb
Crew 2
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 2
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 1
Number of control devices 1
Milestones associated with the Sikorsky S-61 (HSS-2)
1959 First flight of the Sikorsky S-61

Sikorsky S-61 (HSS-2)

 

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Sikorsky S-61

 

Operated By
Private Operators Unknown
United States Navy Out of service

Sikorsky S-61 (HSS-2)

 

 
 

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Sikorsky S-61 (HSS-2)

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