Air International 1982-11
Model enthusiast
A Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly, as operated by the USAF in Vietnam for aircrew and downed aircraft recovery, frequently from hostile territory. Long-range tanks and air-refuelling capability were features of the HH-53C.
A Sikorsky RH-53D of US Navy Squadron HM-12 at NAS Norfolk - еру first of the Navy's specialised mine counter-measures squadrons, formed in 1971. The structure under the rear fuselage is used to tow the mine counter-measures sled.
A Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion of US Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron HMH-462 based at Futenma, Okinawa; note the "low visibility" style national insignia.
One of approximately 30 CH-53s (Sikorsky S-65C-3s) acquired by the Heyl Ha'Avir, basically equivalent to the Marine's CH-53Ds.
A VFW-built Sikorsky CH-53G, serving with the Heeresflieger in the HFR35 medium transport regiment.