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Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« on: June 03, 2010, 04:44:19 am »
Found this picture while looking in some old Flight International magazines

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 04:49:12 am »
I've never seen that one before.  It looks like a hybrid of the Sea King and the longer-hulled land variants.
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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 07:26:25 am »
Predecessor of the S-61R series, the clamshell doors were abandoned in favor of the ramp used on the R which
enabled retention of amphibious capability. The only purely land-based member of the S-61 family was the S-61L
airliner.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%201800.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%201805.html
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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 01:43:46 pm »
Jon: any idea why the Weser S-61D has its engines raised (with a noticeable gap between cowling & fuselage)?

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 06:44:43 pm »
I don't think the engines are raised, they appear to be at roughly the same height as a standard 61.
If they are raised, then they raised the transmission as well, but the relation of engine to transmission doghouse
looks normal to me. It appears that they lowered the fuselage in relation to the engines and rotor drive, this would
make sense if they wanted more internal volume. The new fuselage is a pod beneath a boom carrying the engines
and rotors. The setup is kinda S-64 like, I wonder if they were considering a crane version?






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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 06:55:10 pm »
Oh, but that ETPS Sea King looks niiiiice! :wub:
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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 09:43:08 pm »
That S-61 also reminds me a little of Kaman's K-1125 Huskie III:

http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/kaman_1125.php

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 02:24:46 pm »
What about a Sea King given the "Hind D" treatment (i.e. stub wings with weapons, tandem nose...)?

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 02:42:14 pm »
What about a Sea King given the "Hind D" treatment (i.e. stub wings with weapons, tandem nose...)?

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 02:48:24 pm »
Thanks Jon. That makes sense now.

What about a Sea King given the "Hind D" treatment (i.e. stub wings with weapons, tandem nose...)?

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Then you'd get something similar to the S-67 Blackhawk.

Actually, what you'd get is the original S-71, Sikorsky failed attempt to get the AAH contract. The S-71 combined SeaKing dynamics and rear fuselage with GTX's tandem nose and stub wings.

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2010, 02:55:53 pm »
S-71 from Secret Projects.

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2010, 06:49:03 am »

      Hmm. What little I've read on the S-71, it used S-70 / Black Hawk dynamics & rear fuselage, which is what the pics look like to me as well.

Thanks Jon. That makes sense now.

What about a Sea King given the "Hind D" treatment (i.e. stub wings with weapons, tandem nose...)?

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Then you'd get something similar to the S-67 Blackhawk.

Actually, what you'd get is the original S-71, Sikorsky failed attempt to get the AAH contract. The S-71 combined SeaKing dynamics and rear fuselage with GTX's tandem nose and stub wings.

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2010, 03:00:56 pm »
      Hmm. What little I've read on the S-71, it used S-70 / Black Hawk dynamics & rear fuselage...

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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 06:50:43 pm »
how about going the other way...

(it started with the Hobbycraft H-21, spruced up & done in early Sea King markings from Belcher Bits)

I have a set of current Cdn Sea King markings for Gulf Patrol birds & a nearly complete Hind-D that was bound for UN markings (a la Indian air force) but now is reprimed & ready for a very nice neutral grey...

I'm thinking CRV-7 pods, spare fuel & maybe one of those uber-cool camera balls on one wing...
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Re: Sikorsky S-61 Sea King
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 03:44:24 am »
How about removing the amphibious hull from the Sea King to make a, well, Land King I guess?  Something along the lines of the S-61 in the Flight archive link Jon gave above.
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