Titles: Sikorsky H-19 HRS (S-55) No’s 1 and 2

The design of the S-55 was initiated as a private venture by Sikorsky primarily to test a number of new design concepts, such as the engine placement, offset flapping hinges, hydraulic servo controls, etc. The first customer however was the USAF which ordered a number for initial evaluation. The type was subsequently used extensively by the US Army, where it became the first true transport helicopter, along with the US Navy and Marines.

1,281 were built by Sikorsky with significant numbers exported around the world. In addition, another 447 were manufactured under licence in England, France and Japan. Several private ventures produced turbine conversions of surplus military aircraft but these were not carried out in any number.

We offer two titles containing flight and maintenance manuals for military variants of the Sikorsky S-55. The files have been copied from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages. Each title is US$9.95.



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Title 1 contains:

  • USAF Flight Handbook for the Sikorsky H-19A, AN 01-230HFB-1 dated 15-1-52 with approx. 48 pages.
  • US Navy Flight Handbook for the Sikorsky HRS-1, HRS-2, HRS-3, AN 01-230HJA-1 dated 15-9-58 revised to 15-4-61 with approx. 120 pages.
  • USAF (US Army) Flight Manual for the H-19C, T.O. 1H-19C-1 dated July 1956 with approx. 104 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • USAF Flight Manual for the H-19B, SH-19B and H-19D, T.O. 1H-19B-1 dated 10-12-58 revised to 22-12-60 with approx. 232 pages.
  • USAF Handbook of Maintenance Instructions for the H-19B and H-19D, T.O. 1H-19B-2 dated 15-3-54 with approx. 412 pages.
  • Brochure for the S-55T, the S-55 re-engined with a Garrett TPE turbine engine, undated but probably 1970’s with 20 pages.