|The SH-3 is a
The H-3 is a twin engine, all-weather helicopter. The SH-3H model is
used by the Navy Reserves to detect, classify, track and destroy enemy
submarines. It also provides logistical support and a search and rescue
capability. The UH-3H model is utility configured for logistical
support and search and rescue missions. The VH-3D model supports the
Executive Transport Mission.
The first version of this workhorse helicopter was flown more than 35
years ago. The Sea King has been replaced by the SH-60F Sea Hawk
helicopters as the anti-submarine warfare helicopter. The transition
was completed in the mid 1990s. The remaining Sea King helicopters have
been configured for logistical support and search and rescue missions.