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Bell 429 GlobalRanger (NAVY)

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This is a Navy Sikorsky SH-3A SEA KING ;Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter landing at the NSA Hospital near DaNang Vietnam. I took the shot standing atop a water tower at Marble Mountain Army Airfield in 1968. Sorry, the photo is lacking the quality of today’s cameras.
My photograph may be (not sure) the same SH-3A #60, less the orange paint that you see in the following link:

http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/aircraft-exhibits/item/?item=sh-3_sea

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cliff731
jcatman60 - That's not a HH-3 Jolly Green Giant. This is the SH-3A Sea King helicopter. The Sikorsky HH-3 variant was operated by the Air Force and Coast Guard and had a rear fuselage ramp door. Sikorsky's SH-3 variants were primarily operated by the Navy and the Marines and did not have a ramp door at the rear of the fuselage. Both variants share much commonality, of course, and can look very similar at a distance.

Thanks for sharing the photo and thank you for your dedicated military service in Vietnam.

By the way, the Navy Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King in the foreground of this photo showing a formation of three (3) in flight just might be the same helicopter as you captured in your photo...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_SH-3_Sea_King#/media/File:SH-3A_Sea_Kings_of_HS-6_flying_over_USS_Kearsarge_(CVS-33)_c1963.jpg
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