PELICAN
PELICAN

Manufacturer

SIKORSKY

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