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Sikorsky SH-34 * Retired *
5 SH-34J aircraft from US Navy under MDAP , delivered 5 January 1960, serialled 8-5 to 8-9 (later 141 to 145). Two examples (142 & 144) converted to UH-34J in 1966.
1 aircraft HUS-1 Sea Horse, delivered 26 June 1963. Converted to UH-34J standard, serial 134.
6 aircraft SH-34J from US Navy, delivered 4 September 1961 to 26 June 1963. Serialled 135 to 140. Three examples (135, 137, 138) converted to UH-34J.
All used by 8 sqn for ASW and later with 7 Sqn for SAR/transport. Survivors withdrawn 5 April 1972.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
134 58.1597 150729 26 June 1963 ex N266, to UH-34J, to Anthony Fokker school for GI 4 May 1971, Kamp Zeist Museum Apr 2006
135 58.1611 149840 26 June 1963 scrapped Valkenburg 8 June 1970
136   149841 30 Mar 1962 in the sea Noordwijk, w/o 17 Aug 1965
137 58.1442 149842 30 Mar 1962 to UH-34J, returned 3 Aug 1971, to N59333
138 58.1373 149131 4 Sept 1961 to UH-34J, returned 8 June 1970, to N59331, to N90936, preserved Perkasie, PA, USA May 2006
139   149132 4 Sept 1961 in the sea off Scotland, w/o 25 Oct 1961
140   149133 4 Sept 1961 in the sea off Gibraltar, w/o 31 Jan 1963
141   147631 5 Jan 1960 ex 8-5, in the sea off Scotland w/o 22 Sept 1965
142 58.1150 147632 5 Jan 1960 ex 8-6, to UH-34J, returned 5 Apr 1972, to N59329, preserved Perkasie, PA, USA May 2006
143   147633 5 Jan 1960 ex 8-7, accident 2 Apr 1968, preserved Seifertshofen Feb 2007
144 58.1158 147634 5 Jan 1960 ex 8-8, returned 8 June 1970, to N59330
145 58.1160 147635 5 Jan 1960 ex 8-9, in the sea off Gibraltar, w/o 31 Jan 1963

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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