This 1960’s era color film was produced by the Sikorsky Corporation in coordination with the United States Marine Corps to showcase the abilities of the Sikorsky HR2s / CH-37 Mojave and HUS-1 Seashorse helicopters. The film opens with choppers on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Vertical Assault. The choppers fly away from the carrier. Choppers on the tarmac as three choppers fly overhead 1:00. Choppers are headed for the USS Boxer. Sikorsky HR2s and HUS helicopters leave the marine core facility. Choppers fly overhead 1:20. The Boxer rendezvous is underway 1:30. The helicopters land on the Boxer’s deck 2:15. Sikorsky HR2s lands on the deck 2:30. Another helicopter lands on the deck 2:50. Flight operations close for the day and the men secure the aircraft 3:05. Helicopters are lowered to the hangar deck where they can be stowed and maintained 3:45. The pilots check the helicopters 4:00. The helicopters take off from the deck 4:15. The Sikorsky HR2s lands on the deck and practices take-offs 4:40. The landing signal men help the helicopters land 4:55. Landing signal man brings in the Sikorsky 5:20. Maj. Joe green comes in for the 11,000th landing on the Boxer 5:30. The Major receives congratulations from Commodore Herman J Kossler and Capt. E.B. Parker, Capt. of the Boxer 5:35. The helicopter lands on the back of a cutter 5:54. The helicopter delivers airmail to the ships 6:15. Leathernecks work on their gear on the USS Boxer 6:26. The control center aboard the Boxer 6:45. The pilots get a last briefing from Maj. Frederick A Vernon of HMR 264 and Lt. Col. Edwin O Reed, Commanding Officer of the USS Boxer 7:00. Troops parachute from an HR2s helicopter 7:23. The helicopters come from the loading dock 7:45. The men prepare the helicopter for takeoff 8:10. The HR2s blades are spread apart 8:35. An aerial view of the USS Boxer 8:50. The helicopters rotors begin to whirl 9:15. The HR2s is loaded with machinery and equipment 9:40. The assault troops come from down below and run toward the helicopters 10:00. The men file into the helicopters in unison 10:20. The deck hands pull out their flags and send the helicopters into the air 10:55. The helicopters fly over the sea 11:20. The Marines sit in the helicopter and wait for their descent 11:30. The helicopters land on the beach 11:50. The helicopters take off after dropping the Marines in place 12:15. Jeeps roll out of the helicopters, ready for action 12:40. The HR2s takes off after deploying the machines 13:00. The helicopters return to the ship 13:22. Supplies are taken from the holding deck ready to be loaded onto the helicopters 13:38. Cargo is hooked to the bottom of a helicopter to be lifted to the troops 14:00. The helicopters land and are secured on the deck by the deckhands 15:20. Produced by Sikorsky Aircraft. Division of United Aircraft Corporation with the cooperation of the United States Marine Corps. Photography, Dan DeVito. Script, Roger Dove. Narration, Bob Ellsworth. The end.
The Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave (company designation S-56) is an American large heavy-lift helicopter of the 1950s. The HR2S-1 was the production model for USMC with modified engine nacelles, twin mainwheels and dorsal fin. It was redesignated CH-37C in 1962. 55 were built (order for additional 36 cancelled).
The Sikorsky HUS-1 / H-34 (company designation S-58) is a piston-engined military helicopter originally designed by American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft for the United States Navy. It has seen extended use when adapted to turbine power by the British licensee as the Westland Wessex and Sikorsky as the later S-58T.
Sikorsky Aircraft is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Stratford, Connecticut. It was established by Russian–American aviator Igor Sikorsky in 1923 and was among the first companies to manufacture helicopters for civilian and military use. Previously owned by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), in November 2015 Sikorsky was sold to Lockheed Martin.
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