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HR2S-1 (CH-37C) Mojave, 145864

Sikorsky HR2S-1 (CH-37C after 1962) Mojave, 145864

 

These unique twin-engine helicopters provided some of the early "heavy lift" capability required by the Marine Corps as it developed "vertical envelopment" tactics in the 1950s and early 1960s.

 

Film of HR2S-1 helicopters operating from USS Valley Forge in 1957 is here:

 

flic.kr/p/JsgRq6

 

National Naval Aviation Museum

Naval Air Station Pensacola

Pensacola, Florida

July 2008

 

See:

 

www.navalaviationmuseum.org

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Taken on July 13, 2008