Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Sikorsky
Markings
U.S. Coast Guard, Air Station Borinquen, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 1984
Designation
HH-3F
Serial Number
USCG 1476

Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican

The white and orange helicopters of the U.S. Coast Guard have been a welcome sight along the coasts and waterways of the United States since the 1960s. From 1967 to 1994 the HH-3F Pelican served as the primary long-range search and rescue helicopter for the Coast Guard. The Pelican is basically identical to the U.S. Air Force’s HH-3E except for the deletion of armor and the refueling probe. During their service with the Coast Guard the Pelicans saved more than 23,000 lives and provided assistance to over 65,000 more.

Specifications
Wingspan 62 ft
Length 72 ft 8 in
Height 16 ft 10 in
Weight 22,050 lbs
Max. Speed 162
Service Ceiling 11,100 ft
Range 325 miles
Engines 1 General Electric T58-GE-5 1,500 hp each
Crew 4