Aircraft Photo of 125519 | Sikorsky HO5S-1 (S-52) | USA - Marines |
Registration / Serial:125519
Other Marks:WB
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-52
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-52 (H-18/HO5S)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO5S-1 (S-52)
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
C/n (msn):52-012
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman FieldMap
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNPA   IATA: NPA   Local: NPA   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Photo Date:2 June 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 76771
Photo Comment

HO5S was the navy designation for the S-52 and 87 examples were procured for the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Although it was used in Korea as a scout, observation and medevac helicopter the HO5S was always something of a stopgap until the more advanced designs that superseded it came along. Now on display at the fantastic national Naval Aviation Museum.

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