H-43 production totals

 

Production   totals   H-43

 

Total built   HOK-1   US Marines  (OH-43D)

81

81

Total built   HUK-1   US Navy       (UH-43C)

24

24

Total built   H-43      USAF        (HH-43A, HH-43B, HH-43F)

18+208+37 :

263

Total built  QH-43G   US Navy     (H-43B airframe)

2

2

                                                                                    Total  :

 

370

 

 

81   Kaman Model K-600   HOK-1  (OH-43D)  U.S. Marines    first flight 21 Apr 1953   

125528 / 125531

 4

      BuAer Contract number NOa(s) 12202

129800 / 129840

41

      BuAer Contract number NOa(s) 51-645

138098 / 138102

 5

      BuAer Contract number NOa(s) 51-645

139971 / 140001

31

      BuAer Contract number NOa(s) 54-317

               Total   :

81

 

 one HOK was re-registered as USAF H-43A 58-5524 ; used for trials during 1958-1962+)

 

24   Kaman Model K-600  HUK-1  (UH-43C )  U.S. Navy        first flight ??

146304 / 146327

24

UH-43C

               Total   :

24

 

 

 18  Kaman Model K-600  H-43A   (HH-43A)   (also referred to as Model  K600-1)    first flight 19 Sep 1958

58-1823 / 58-1840

18

HH-43A

               Total   :

18

 

 NOTE :  one "extra" H-43A, a HOK-1 re-registered as USAF 58-5524 for trials   (sometimes referred to as YH-43B, probably because of tests with H-43B rotorblades

 

 208 *)  Kaman Model K-600-3  HH-43B        and  37 *)  Kaman Model K-600-4     HH-43F       

*)  the Book  "Kaman-Our Early Years" by  Charles H. Kaman (1985)   indicates that the total built is:  202 HH-43B and  37 HH-43F

 

 208   HH-43B  Model  K600-3     first flight 01 Nov 1958

58-1841 / 58-1860

20

HH-43B

59-1540 / 59-1593

54

HH-43B

60-0251 / 60-0292

42

HH-43B

61-2920 / 61-2922

 3

HH-43B

61-2943 / 61-2954

12

HH-43B

62-4507 / 62-4565

59

HH-43B

62-5976 / 62-5979

 4

HH-43B      (976 and 977 delivered to Morocco AF ; 978, 979  to USAF)

62-12513/ 62-12514

 2

HH-43B      (delivered to Morocco AF)

63-9710/ 63-9717   *

 8

HH-43B     * 711 thru 716  (6)  from production line delivered as HH-43F to SEA

64-17557 / 64-17559

 3

HH-43B     

65-12758

 1

HH-43B      (delivered to Morocco AF ; sometimes referred to as HH-43F)

               Total   :

208

 

 

37   HH-43F   Model  K600-4  

64-14213 / 64-14220

8

HH-43F       (delivered to Iran AF)

64-15097 / 64-15103

7

HH-43F       (delivered to Iran Army, later transferred to AF)

64-17682

1

HH-43F       (delivered to Iran AF)

65-10647 / 65-10656

10

HH-43F       (delivered to Iran AF)

65-12755 / 65-12757

3

HH-43F       (delivered to Burma AF)

65-12914 / 65-12915

2

HH-43F       (delivered to Burma AF)

67-14769 / 67-14774

6

HH-43F       (delivered to Iran AF)

                Total   :

37

 

 

 

2  QH-43G   Model K-137      (in fact  Model K-600-3  with  c/n 167 and 190 , taken out of the H-43B production sequence)

N10031, N10032

2

QH-43G  

               Total   :

2

 

  the two QH-43G were used for USN tests as pilotless aircraft, tethered to the ground or the shipdeck of USS Wright

 

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EARLY MODEL  Kaman K-240  HTK-1    U.S. Navy

 29  HTK-1  (TH-43E)    (production 1951-1953)

128653 / 128660

  8

TH-43E

129300 / 129317

 18

TH-43E

137833 / 137835

  3

TH-43E

               Total   :

29

 

 

1  HTK-1K    Model K-225/240     U.S. Navy

138602

  1

first full remote-control helicopter (drone test)  "Yellow Peril" ; first flight May 1953

               Total   :

  1

 

 

EARLY MODEL  Kaman K-225    U.S. Navy - USCG - USAF                 

4     Model K-225    (1949-1950)   with military registration ;  7 other K-225 were built as well since 1949

125446

 1

Sometimes referred to as XHTK-1 ; sometimes also a second serial is given : 125447

125477 /  125478

 2

125478  is  supposed to be re-registered as USCG 1239  XHTK-1G

USCG 1239

 -

see  above - 125478     (used during 1950-1954)

50-1271

 1

USAF  YH-22

               Total  :

 4

 

 

last update :  03/01/2017