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Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw

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Development

Entwicklung

 

     
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Variants

Versionen

 

H-19A

 

H-19A

 
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

Air America leased from USAF four Sikorsky H-19A Chickasaw Helicopters.
The main type of mission of Air America’s H-19As seems to have been to fly around CIA
officers to meetings in outlying areas, to distribute leaflets during elections.

Although official Air America papers quote the serials of the H-19As as “H-1” and so on, only the numbers were painted on the
aircraft, without the letter “H-”.

Aircraft unsuited for Laos operations 

 

 
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Air America

Air America

 
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Specifications H-19A

Rotor diamete

Rotordurchmesser

16.16 m

Length

Länge

19.10 m

Height

Höhe

4.07 m

Engine

Motor

1× Pratt & Whitney R-1300-3 radial engine, 700 PS

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

163 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

2,177 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

3,266 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

213 m/min

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

3,200 m

Range

Reichweite

652 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

none

Capacity

Zuladung Crew 2, 10 Troops
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Sikorsky S.55 H-19A Chickasaw
Type

US Serial

Reg.

s/n

Delivered

Withdrawn

Remarks

H-19A

51-3871

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55.127

8. Jun. 1960

10. Mar. 1961

to Thailand

H-19A 51-3853 3 55.091 7. Apr.1960 26. May 1960 Crashed at Na Nhom, Laos
H-19A 51-3878 8 55.141 7. Apr.1960

10. Mar. 1961

to Thailand

H-19A

51-3849

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55.076

16. Mar. 1960

10. Mar. 1961

to Thailand

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  • 26. May 1960
    An engine failure resulted in landing in hostile territory, at Na Nhom, Aircraft abandoned on advice of customer

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