Aviation Photo #2514758 Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (S-61R) - USA - Air Force

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The USAF developed the HH-3E 'Jolly Green Giant' to perform combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions to recover downed Airmen during the SE Asia War. The HH-3E was a highly modified version of the CH-3 transport helicopter, being the first air-refuelable helicopter and incorporating armour plating, defensive armament, self-sealing fuel tanks, a water-tight hull and a rescue hoist. This particular aircraft has earned her retirement at the National Museum of the USAF after long and distinguished service in Vietnam.
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    Alastair T. Gardiner
    USA - Air Force
    Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (S-61R)
    Sikorsky S-61 (H-3/HSS-2/Sea King/Pelican/Jolly Green Giant)
    Sikorsky S-61 (H-3/HSS-2/Sea King/Pelican/Jolly Green Giant)
    Sikorsky
    61611
    67-14709
    Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB (Wright AFB)
    Ohio
    USA
    August 18, 2013
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