HH 3F NAM Pensacola
HH 3F CGAS NOLA
HH 3F Over 82foot Cutter
HH 3F San Francisco
HH 3F Refuling
HH 3F inflight St. Pete
HH 3F Kodiak
HH 3F
HH 3F picture 4
HH 3F picture 2
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HH 3F picture 3
HH 3F Pelican over CGAS San Diego 1981
HH 3F pic Clearwater
HH3F WATER TAXI
HH 3F picture 1
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HH 3F water 1
HH 3F 10
HH 3F CG Number 1430
MS Prisendam sinking off Alaska with USCG HH 3F 1980

Sikorsky- HH-3F   “Pelican”

In November 1967 the US Coast Guard procured the first of the HH-3F Pelican Helicopters.   This twin turbine, medium range, amphibious, all weather helicopter extended the Coast Guard offshore search and rescue capabilities.  The HH-3F had a maximum speed of 142 knots with a normal cruise speed of 130 knots and a range of 650 NM. The Coast Guard purchased 40 HH-3F’s. The last one was delivered in 1973.

The HH-3F was manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft, Division of United Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut. The HH-3F was equipped with a single main rotor, twin engines rated at 1500 SHP each, a fully retractable tricycle landing gear, amphibious capabilities, and a hydraulically operated aft ramp that could be opened in flight, on the ground, or on water. The HH-3F was additionally well suited for marine environmental protection, logistic and reconnaissance support, enforcement of laws and treaties, defense readiness and drug interdiction.

. A sliding cargo door is located on the right side of the forward end of the cabin. An eight-foot ramp was located at the rear of the cabin. The cabin accommodated two crew-men and six passengers; more in a rescue situation. Two large windows located in the forward cabin were used as search stations.

During 1989 the US Coast Guard acquired five HH-3E helicopters from the US Air Force to supplement the HH-3F fleet and converted them to the Coast Guard HH-3F configuration.

 

Manufacturer:
Sikorsky
Model:
HH-3F
Year:

1967

 

 

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