Developed in 1959, commonly known as the HSS-2 under U.S. Navy service in ASW; later it was designated SH-3A Sea King.  The amphibious helicopter has automatic blade folding, can operate in all weather conditions and can fulfill a hunter-killer role.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

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