SIKORSKY H-19 CHICKASAW

H-19 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Division, United Aircraft Corp., Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Model: S-55
Designations: H-19 (UH-19); HO4S; HRS
Names: Chickasaw; Whirlwind (RAF / Royal Navy)
First official flight: (YH-19) 10/11/1949
Factory production period: 1949 - 1961
Primary service period: 1950 - 1960's
Last official flight: (CH-19E) 26/02/1969

H-19 VARIANTS

1949 Model S-55 YH-19 5 Total: 0005
         
1951 Model S-55 H-19A 51  
1953 Model S-55 H-19B 264  
1952 Model S-55 H-19C 72  
1953 Model S-55 H-19D 297 Total: 0684
         
1950 Model S-55 HO4S-1 10  
1953 Model S-55 HO4S-3 92  
1951 Model S-55 HO4S-3G 31 Total: 0133
         
1951 Model S-55 HRS-1 60  
1952 Model S-55 HRS-2 101  
1953 Model S-55 HRS-3 110  
1956 Model S-55 HRS-3Z 5 Total: 0276
         
1951 Model S-55 S-55 100  
1954 Model S-55A S-55A 6  
1953 Model S-55C S-55C 77 Total: 0183

Grand Total: 1281

1952 Foreign built - England:
Model WS-55
Whirlwind Series 431 Total: 0431
1952 Foreign built - France:
Model S-55
? ? Total: ?
1959 Foreign built - Japan:
Model S-55A
S-55A 11  
1958 Model S-55C S-55C 32 Total: 0043
1961 Foreign built - Yugoslavia:
Model S-55-5
S-55-5 21 Total: 0021

Grand Total: 0495

GRAND TOTAL: 1776

H-19 PRODUCTION

Military Helicopters

YH-19
Prototype single-engined, 3-bladed rotor,
utility helicopter for USAF. 4-wheeled u/c.
Produced 1949 - 1950

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

49-2012 / 49-2016 55-001 / 55-005 5 Total: 0005

H-19A
As YH-19, engine upgrade, minor changes.
Many later upgraded with H-19B tail-boom.
5 HRS-1 also transferred.
Produced 1951 - 1952

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

51-3846 / 51-3895
- 6 to Spain as Z.1C-15 / -18, -23, -24.
mixed 55-064 to 55-174    
51-7139
- 1 to Portugal as 9101.
55-137 51 Total: 0051

H-19B
As H-19A, engine upgrade, tail-boom
angled down, minor changes. 4
HRS-3
also transferred. 2 SNCASE
machines also transferred as 56-6673,
56-6674.
Produced 1953 - 1955

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

51-3896 / 51-3968 mixed 55-323 to 55-489    
52-7479 / 52-7600 mixed 55-490 to 55-735    
53-4404 / 53-4464 mixed 55-736 to 55-858    
53-4878 / 53-4885 mixed 55-769 to 55-831 264 Total: 0264
5 to Spain as Z.1-1 / -5.
7 to Turkey.


Turkey operated 17 Sikorsky H-19 types from 1958 to 1980.
Pictured here is H-19B-SI, s/n: 52-7577, which featured the
slightly angled tail boom introduced on the 'B' variant.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

H-19C
As H-19A, US Army version.
Produced 1952 - 1953

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

51-14242 / 51-14313 mixed 55-175 to 55-322 72 Total: 0072

H-19D
As H-19B, US Army version. 2
to US Navy as HO4S-3, BuNo.
150193, 150194. Improvements
designated as the H-19D-3, -4.
Produced 1953 - 1959

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

52-7601 / 52-7625 mixed 55-496 to 55-685    
54-1408 / 54-1437 mixed 55-802 to 55-872    
55-3174 / 55-3228
- 1 to Spain as Z.1A-25, -26.
- 8 to France as UH-19D.
mixed ? to 55-984    
55-4937 / 55-4944 mixed 55-985 to 55-996    
55-5235 / 55-5240 ?    
56-1519 / 56-1568 mixed 55-997 to 55-1112    
56-4246 / 56-4283
- 2 to Spain as Z.1A-6, -7.
mixed 55-1094 to 55-1179    
57-1616 / 57-1641 mixed 55-1163 to 55-1241    
57-5926 / 57-5982 mixed 55-1203 to 55-1259    
59-4973, 59-4974 55-1277, 55-1278 297 Total: 0297
36 additional airframes cancelled.

HO4S-1
As H-19A, US Navy version.
Produced 1950 - 1951

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

BuNo.125506 / 125515 55-006 / 55-015 10 Total: 0010

HO4S-2 - Proposed SAR version of HO4S-1 for USCG, cancelled.

HO4S-3
As H-19B, US Navy version.
2 H-19D also transferred.
Produced 1953 - 1955

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

BuNo.133739 / 133753
- 15 to the Royal Navy as Whirlwind
HAS.Mk. 22
, WV199 / WV205,
WV218 / WV225.
mixed 55-455 to 55-500    
BuNo.133777 / 133779
- 3 to The Netherlands as 8-2 / -4.
55-471 / 55-473    
BuNo.138494 / 138529 mixed 55-504 to 55-629    
BuNo.138577 / 138601 mixed 55-582 to 55-724 79  
(Canada) mixed 55144 to 55892 mixed 55-144 to 55-892 13 Total: 0092
28 additional airframes cancelled.

HO4S-3G
As HO4S-3, USCG version.
Produced 1951 - 1958

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

(USCG) 1252 / 1258 mixed 55-086 to 55-099    
(USCG) 1281 55-459    
(USCG) 1298 / 1310 mixed 55-501 to 55-746    
(USCG) 1323 / 1331 mixed 55-1110 to 55-1146    
(USCG) 130219 55-349 31 Total: 0031

HRS-1
As H-19A, USMC troop transport version.
5 to USAF as H-19A, 51-17662 / 51-17666.
Produced 1951 - 1952

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

BuNo.127783 / 127842 mixed 55-017 to 55-082 60 Total: 0060
1 additional airframe cancelled.

HRS-2
As HRS-1, minor changes.
Produced 1952

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

BuNo.129017 / 129049 mixed 55-089 to 55-167    
BuNo.130138 / 130205
- 10 to the Royal Navy as
Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 21,
WV189 / WV198.
mixed 55-181 to 55-318 101 Total: 0101

HRS-3
As H-19B, USMC troop transport version.
4 to USAF as H-19B, 52-10991 / 52-10994.
Produced 1953 - 1957

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (SI)

BuNo.130206 / 130264
- 4 to France.
mixed 55-334 to 55-431    
BuNo.137836 / 137845 mixed 55-432 to 55-454    
BuNo.140958 / 140961 ?    
BuNo.141029, 141230 ?    
BuNo.142430 / 142436 ?    
BuNo.144244 / 144258 ?    
BuNo.144268 / 144270
- 3 to Spain as Z.1-8 / -10.
mixed 55-1029 to 55-1041    
BuNo.144666, 144667
- 2 to Spain as Z.1-11, -12.
55-1064, 55-1075    
BuNo.144668 55-1076    
BuNo.144688
- 1 to Spain as Z.1-13.
55-1088    
BuNo.146298 / 146302 ?    
BuNo.146439
-1 to Spain as Z.1-14.
55-1153 110 Total: 0110

HRS-3Z
As HRS-3, VIP version for France.
Produced 1956

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut (S)

(France) ? mixed 55-991 to 55-1012 5 Total: 0005

HRS-4 - Proposed HRS-3 with engine upgrade, cancelled.

Civil Helicopters

S-55
Commercial transport helicopter,
civil and military deliveries. 1
(c/n: 55-016) to RAF as WW339,
later to XA842. 2 H-19B also later
converted.
Produced 1951 - 1957

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut

civil / mil reg.
- 10 to RCAF as 9620 / 9629.
mixed 55-016 to 55-1223 100 Total: 0100

S-55A
As S-55, engine upgrade.
1 (c/n: 55-1020) to Sikorsky.
3 to SNCASE, France.
Produced 1954 - 1959

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut

civil reg. mixed 55-824 to 55-1276 6 Total: 0006

S-55C
As S-55, engine upgrade,
most for military export.
Produced 1953 - 1961

Sikorsky Stratford, Connecticut

civil / mil reg.
- 4 to RCAF as 9597 / 9600.
- 2 (c/n: 55-1224, 55-1225) to Mitsubishi as
kits with new c/n: M55-001, M55-002.
- 6 to Mitsubishi as kits.
mixed 55-950 to 55-1281 77 Total: 0077

 

Grand Total: 1281

Foreign built - England:
Whirlwind WS-55 Series
Military / civil version of the S-55.
Series 1 had US (P&W) piston engine.
Series 2 had British (Alvis) piston engine.
Series 3 had British (Gnome) shaft turbine engine.
Became Westland Helicopters Ltd. in 1961.
Produced 1952 - 1965

Westland Aircraft Ltd., Yeovil,
Somerset, England

(Series 1) Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 1
1952, Royal Navy rescue version.

(RN) XA862 / XA871 mixed WA001 to WA017 10  

(Series 1) Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 2
1955, RAF rescue version.
22 later to HAR.Mk. 10.

(RAF) XJ429, XJ430 WA045, WA046    
(RAF) XJ432 / XJ436 WA048 / WA052    
(RAF) XJ725 / XJ730 WA096 / WA101    
(RAF) XJ756 / XJ760 WA102 / WA106    
(RAF) XJ762 / XJ766 WA108 / WA112    
(RAF) XK968 / XK970 WA139 / WA141    
(RAF) XK986 / XK991 WA142 / WA147 32  

(Series 1) Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 3
1954, Royal Navy rescue version. Qatar
deliveries made in 1968. 3 later to
HAS.Mk. 7, 2 later to HAR.Mk. 10.

(RN) XG572 / XG588 WA067 / WA083    
(RN) XJ393 / XJ402 WA057 / WA066 27  
(Qatar) QA-1, QA-2 WA612, WA613 2  

(Series 1) Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 4
1954, RAF rescue version.
22 later to HAR.Mk. 10.

(RAF) XD163 / XD165 WA020 / WA022    
(RAF) XD182 / XD188 WA025 / WA031    
(RAF) XJ407 / XJ414 mixed WA033 to WA041    
(RAF) XJ426 / XJ428 WA042 / WA044    
(RAF) XJ431, XJ437 WA047, WA053    
(RAF) XJ723, XJ724 WA094, WA095    
(RAF) XJ761 WA107    
(RAF) XL109 / XL113 WA148 / WA152 31  

(Series 2) Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 5
1955, Royal Navy rescue version.
Original designation was HAR.Mk. 6.

(RN) XJ445 WA093 1  
(Yugoslavia) 11700 / 11711 mixed WA322 to WA339 12  

(Series 2) Whirlwind HAS.Mk. 7
1956, Royal Navy ASW version.

(RN) XG589 / XG597 WA084 / WA092    
(RN) XK906 / XK912 WA153 / WA159    
(RN) XK933 / XK945 WA160 / WA172    
(RN) XL833 / XL854 WA195 / WA216    
(RN) XL867 / XL884 WA217 / WA234    
(RN) XL896 / XL900 WA235 / WA239    
(RN) XM660 / XM669 WA251 / WA260    
(RN) XM683 / XM687 WA261 / WA265    
(RN) XN258 / XN264 WA270 / WA276    
(RN) XN297 / XN314 WA277 / WA294    
(RN) XN357 / XN362 WA303 / WA308    
(RN) XN379 / XN387 WA309 / WA317 129  
(Yugoslavia) 11900 / 11905 mixed WA326 to WA341 6  

(Series 2) Whirlwind HCC.Mk. 8
1959, VIP version for Queen's Flight.

(RAF) XN126, XN127 WA266, WA267 2  

(Series 3) Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 10
1961, RAF rescue version, extended nose.

(RAF) XP299 / XP303 WA342 / WA346    
(RAF) XP327 / XP333 WA347 / WA353    
(RAF) XP338 / XP363 WA354 / WA379    
(RAF) XP392 / XP405
- XP392 crashed before delivery,
c/n: WA380 reused for XS412.
WA380 / WA393    
(RAF) XR453 / XR458 WA403 / WA408    
(RAF) XR477 / XR485 WA409 / WA417    
(RAF) XS412 WA380 68  

(Series 3) Whirlwind HCC.Mk. 12
1964, VIP version for Queen's Flight, extended nose.

(RAF) XR486, XR487 WA418, WA419 2  

(Series 3) Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 3B
1965, export version for Brazil, extended nose.

(Brazil) N-3007 / N-3009 WA494 / WA496    
(Brazil) N-7024, N-7025 WA692, WA693 5  

WS-55 Series 1
1953, commercial version with US engine.

civil reg. mixed WA004 to WA320 36  

WS-55 Series 2
1956, commercial version with British engine.
4 to Spain as ZD.1B-19 / -22.

civil reg. mixed WA118 to WA329 55  

WS-55 Series 3
1962, commercial version with turbine engine,
extended nose. Most as military deliveries to
Brazil (N-7008 / N-7010), Ghana (G-600 /
605) and Brunei (AMDB-100, -101, -102).
15 also converted from HAR.3, Srs. 1, 2.

civil reg. mixed WA394 to WA493 13 Total: 0431

Foreign built - France:
S-55
French built version of the S-55.
Produced

Sud-Aviation (SNCASE), Toulouse, France

? ? ? Total: ?

Foreign built - Japan:
S-55A
Japanese version of the S-55A.
Produced

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.,
Nagoya, Japan

(JMSDF) 8901 / 8910 mixed M55-011 to M55-044 10  
civil reg. M55-034 1 Total: 0011

S-55C
Japanese version of the S-55C. 2
imported for JASDF as 81-4705
(M55-001), 81-4706 (M55-002).
Designated as the UH-19C.
Produced

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.,
Nagoya, Japan

(JASDF) 91-4707 / 91-4709 mixed M55-003 to M55-006    
(JASDF) 01-4710 / 01-4715 mixed M55-009 to M55-024    
(JASDF) 11-4716 / 11-4721 mixed M55-030 to M55-040 15  
(JGSDF) 40018 / 40031 mixed M55-005 to M55-045 14  
civil reg. mixed M55-010 to M55-032 3 Total: 0032

Foreign built - Yugoslavia:
S-55-5
Yugoslav built version of the
Whirlwind Series 2.
Produced

SOKO, Mostar, Yugoslavia

(Yugoslavia) 11712 / 11732 ? 21 Total: 0021

 

Grand Total: 0495

H-19 CONVERSIONS

Military Conversions

USAF

SH-19A 1+ H-19A, SAR conversions, winch attachment.
SH-19B 1+ H-19B, SAR conversions, winch attachment.

USAF / US Army / US Navy (1962 redesignations)

UH-19A 1+ 1962, USAF redesignation of the H-19A.
HH-19A 1+ 1962, USAF redesignation of the SH-19A.
UH-19B 1+ 1962, USAF redesignation of the H-19B.
HH-19B 1+ 1962, USAF redesignation of the SH-19B.
UH-19C 1+ 1962, US Army redesignation of the H-19C.
UH-19D 1+ 1962, US Army redesignation of the H-19D.
CH-19E 1+ 1962, US Navy redesignation of the HRS-3.
UH-19F 1+ 1962, US Navy redesignation of the HO4S-3.
HH-19G 1+ 1962, USCG redesignation of the HO4S-3G.

Foreign Conversions

Whirlwind HAR.Mk. 9

20

HAS.Mk. 7, 1965, Royal Navy rescue / training conversions,
turbine engine upgrade, extended nose.

Civil Conversions

S-55B

57

5 S-55 / 52 H-19, 1959, improved commercial version
with engine and various internal upgrades.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - The H-19 served with many air forces and navies worldwide from the
   1950's and in some cases up to the 1980's.
 - Civil market upgrades include the S-55GW and turbine powered
   S-55T (S-55BT, S-55CT) and S-55QT.

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