Aircraft Photo of 30370 | Sikorsky XHJS-1 | USA - Navy | #651928
Registration / Serial:30370
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-53/HJS
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-53/HJS
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky XHJS-1
C/n (msn):53002
Operator Titles:USA - Navy
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:17 June 1948
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Photo ID: 651928
Photo Comment

First flown on 22 September 1947, the S-53, naval designation HJS, was a bigger development of the S-51. It was a failure as the centre of gravity shifted too much with heavier payloads carried all forward of the engine, and the twin-rotor Piasecki HUP Retriever became the US Navy's new rescue helicopter instead. Sikorsky solved the problem by putting the engine in the nose of the S-55. BuNo 30370 was the second of two S-53 airframes built. Photo from: Vertical Flight Society

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