|This is the first photo in the
Doug Keller Exhibit.
It is of an
Sea King helicopter landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier the USS Kitty Hawk CV-63.
helicopters like the H-3 are used on aircraft carriers for rescue operations,
ship to ship cargo transfer, personnel transfer, anti-submarine operations
and I'm sure for more purposes than I really know. The Sikorsky h3 sea
king is 72' 9" long and had a rotor span of 62'.
The H-3 empty weight
11,300 lbs and a max weight of 20,500 lbs.
The Sikorsky Sea King
used two General Electric T58 engines with 1,250 hp each, a total of 2,500hp.
It had a max range of 540 miles a max speed of 160 mph and a ceiling of
The Sikorsky h-3 sea king has been used by the military
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The H-3 Sea King helicopter makes its final alignment into wind just before touchdown.
The flight deck crew scrambles to avoid the tremendous prop wash. This pilot
is tremendously skilled and moves the helicopter up and down in coordination
with the rise and fall of the moving deck. But that's not all. The ship is moving
so the pilot must keep up with he ship too. And since this all takes place on the
out side, the pilot must also correct for wind gust and all the time, he must put the
helicopter down on a postage stamp.
|Hello, my name is Doug Keller, in the years listed above I was stationed on the Hawk as a Photographers Mate, I was in OP division, I would like to correspond with fellow shipmates, I too was an Hogan's Hero and I remember the steel beach party in the south China Sea. Small world, I will call again.|
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