USN, USMC & USCG HELICOPTER AIRCRAFT HISTORY TIMELINE

Researched, edited and created by Allyson Darroch Executive Editor of NHA’s ROTOR REVIEW Magazine and LCDR Chip Lancaster USN-Ret for the 2018 NHA Symposium 75th Anniversary of Naval Helicopters

USN/USMC/CG Helo History Jan 2018
1940_______________________________________________________________________________________
HNS-1/R-4 (Sikorsky S-47) Hoverfly: 1943 – 1947 Personnel hoisting Litter patient and medical supply/cargo transport Ship landing and operations ASW operations including depth charge dropping and dipping SONAR
HOS-1/R-6 (Sikorsky S-49) Hoverfly II: 1944 – 1949
HO2S/R-5 (Sikorsky S-48) Dragonfly: 1946 – 1950
HTL-1,4,5,7/HUL-1/H-13 (Bell 47) Sioux: 1947 – 1968
HRP-1 (Piasecki PV-3) Rescuer: 1948 – 1952
HO3S/R-5D (Sikorsky S-51) Dragonfly II: 1949 – 1955
HUP/H-25 (Piasecki HJP1) Retriever: 1949 – 1964
1950_______________________________________________________________________________________
HTK-1/H-22 (Kaman K-225): 1950 – 1954
HSL (Bell 61): 1954 – 1960 Patuxent River, Panama City dipping SONAR and Minesweeping RDT&E
HOK/HUK/H-43 (Kaman K-600) Huskie: 1954 – 1970
HO4S/H-19 (Sikorsky S-55): 1951 – 1965 First helo to significantly increase CG rescue and support capabilities In 1955 rescued 138 people from California flood in one 12 hour period demonstrated ship towing
HO5S/H-18 (Sikorsky S-52): 1952 – 1954
HR2S/H-37 (Sikorsky S-56) USMC “The Deuce”/Mojave: 1956 – 1969 USN AEW 2 airframes evaluation only
HSS-1/HUS-1/H-34 (Sikorsky S-58) Seabat/Seahorse: USN 1955/USMC 1957/CG 1959 – 1971
1960_______________________________________________________________________________________
HSS-2/SH-3A,D,G,H/VH-3 (Sikorsky S-61) Sea King: 1961 – USN 2006/USMC Present USMC HMX-1 Presidential Helo “Marine One” VH-3A
UH-2A,B/SH-2D,F,G (Kaman K-20) Seasprite/Super Seasprite: 1962 – 2001 LAMPS Small ship ASW
HH-52 (Sikorsky S-62) Seaguard: CG 1963 – 1989 15,000 lives saved in 26 years of service
QH-50C (Gyrodyne DSN-3) DASH: 1963 – 1969 Destroyer based Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
U/CH-46 (Boeing Vertol BV-107) Sea Knight/”Phrog”: 1964 – USN 2004/USMC 2015 USN VERTREP and Logistic support USMC Troop/Cargo transport, Medevac
UH/HH-1B,C,E,L,K,M (Bell 204/205) Huey/USMC “Slick”: 1964 – 1989 USN HA(L), SAR USN Flight Training TH-1L 1969 – 1983 USMC Troop/Cargo transport, Command and Control
CH-53A,D (Sikorsky S-65) Sea Stallion/”Hog”: USMC 1966 – 2012
AH-1G (Bell 209) Huey Cobra/“Snake”: 1967 – Present
HH-3F (Sikorsky S-61R) Pelican: CG 1967 – 1998
TH-57 (Bell 206) Sea Ranger: 1968 – Present
1970_______________________________________________________________________________________
UH-1N (Bell 208/212) Twin Huey/USMC “Slick”: USN/USMC 1971 – 2014
AH-1J,T,W (Bell 309) Super Cobra/”Snake”: 1971 – Present
RH-53D (Sikorsky S-65) Sea Stallion: USN 1972 – 1986 Minesweeping
CH-53E (Sikorsky S-80) Super Stallion: USMC 1978 – Present
VH-3D (Sikorsky S-61) Marine One: 1978 – Present
1980_______________________________________________________________________________________
SH-60B (Sikorsky S-70B) Seahawk: 1984 – 2015 LAMPS replacement for SH-2
HH-65 (Aerospatiale AS-365) Dolphin: 1985 – 2008
MH-53E (Sikorsky S-80) Sea Dragon: USN 1986 – Present
VH-60N (Sikorsky S-70A) White Hawk: 1987 – Present USMC HMX-1
SH-60F (Sikorsky S-70B) Seahawk: 1988 – Present Aircraft Carrier ASW
HH-60H (Sikorsky S-70B) Seahawk (Rescue Hawk): 1989 – Present Aircraft Carrier CSAR
1990_______________________________________________________________________________________
HH-60J (Sikorsky S-70B) Jayhawk: CG 1990 – 2007
TH-67 (Bell 206) Creek: USN 1993 – Present NTPS proficiency/evaluation
MH-90 (McDonnell-Douglas MD-90) Enforcer: CG 1998 – Present
2000_______________________________________________________________________________________
MH-68 (Augusta A-109) Stingray: CG 2001 – Present
MH-60S (Sikorsky S-70A) Seahawk (Knight Hawk): 2001 – Present USN CH-46 replacement
MH-60R (Sikorsky S-70B) Seahawk: 2006 – Present LAMPS SH-2 replacement
MV-22 (Bell-Boeing Bell XV-15) Osprey: 2007 – Present USMC CH-46 replacement
MH-60T (Sikorsky S-80) Jayhawk: CG 2007 – Present
MH-65 (Aerospatiale) Dolphin: CG 2008 – Present
UH-1Y (Bell 450) Venom: USMC 2009 – Present USMC UH-1N replacement
MQ-8B (Northrop-Grumman Schweizer 333) Fire Scout: 2009 – Present Multi-mission shipboard UAV
UH-72 (Airbus/Eurocopter EC-145) Lakota: USN 2009 – Present NTPS proficiency/evaluation, possible TH-57 replacement
2010_______________________________________________________________________________________
AH-1Z (Bell 249) Viper/”Snake”: 2010 – Present AH-1W replacement
CQ-24A (Lockheed-Martin-Kaman K-1200) K-MAX: 2011 – Present USMC Afghanistan Logistic Support UAV USN/USMC Optionally Piloted RDT&E UAS
MQ-8C (Northrop-Grumman Bell-407) Fire-X: First flight 2013, Introduction est 2018 Multi-mission shipboard UAV Increased speed, endurance and payload
CH-53K (Sikorsky S-80) King Stallion: First flight 2014, USMC Introduction TBD USMC CH-53E replacement USN possible MH-53E replacement
VH-92 (Sikorsky S-92) Superhawk: First flight 2015, Delivery 2020 VH-3D Replacement for Marine One
2020_-_FUTURE______________________________________________________________________________
CMV-22 (Bell-Boeing Bell XV-15) Osprey: USN 2020 C-2 Greyhound COD replacement
S-97 (Sikorsky X2) Raider: First flight 2015, Deployment est 2023/28 Scout/Attack, co-axial/pusher prop, 220 kt/300 nm
V-280 (Bell-Boeing V-22) Valor: First flight 2017, Deployment est 2025/30 V-22 Replacement, medium lift, tilt engine/rotor, 230 kt/2100 nm
SB-1 (Sikorsky-Boeing Sikorsky X2) Defiant: First flight TBA 2018, Deployment est 2028/2033 Troop transport/medium lift, co-axial/pusher prop, 250 kt/230 nm