KAMAN H-43 HUSKIE

H-43 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Kaman Aircraft Corp., Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
(In 1953, became Kaman Aircraft Corp., Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA)
(In 1967, became Kaman Corp.)
Models: K-225, K-240, K-600, K-1125
Designations: H-43; H-22, HOK, HTK, HUK
Name: Huskie
First official flight: ?
Factory production period: ?
Primary service period: ?
Last official flight: ?

H-43 VARIANTS

1948 Model K-225 YH-22 1 Total: 001
         
1951 Model K-225 XHTK-1 2  
? Model K-240 HTK-1 29  
? Model K-225 XHTK-1G 1  
1957 Model K-240 HTK-1K 1 Total: 033
         
? Model K-600 XHOK-1 2  
1953 Model K-600 HOK-1 83 Total: 085
         
? Model K-600 HUK-1 24 Total: 024
         
1958 Model K-600 H-43A 18  
1958 Model K-600-3 H-43B 205  
1965 Model K-600-5 HH-43F 41 Total: 264

Grand Total: 407

H-43 PRODUCTION

YH-22
Prototype, single-engined, 4-bladed
contra-rotating rotor, 2-seater utility
helicopter for USAF evaluation. 11
company built prototypes altogether.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (KA)

50-1271 ?

Total: 001

XHTK-1
As YH-22, prototype helicopter trainers
for US Navy.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (K)

BuNo.125446, 125447 ?

Total: 002

HTK-1
As XHTK-1, 3-seater, engine upgrade.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (K)

BuNo.128653 / 128660 4-1 / 4-8  
BuNo.129300 / 129317 4-9 / 4-26  
BuNo.137833 / 137835 4-27 / 4-29 Total: 029

XHTK-1G
As HTK-1, for USCG evaluation.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (K)

(USCG) 1239 ?

Total: 001

HTK-1K
As HTK-1, static-test airframe.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (K)

BuNo.138602 ?

Total: 001

XHOK-1
As HTK-1, USMC observation version,
engine upgrade.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (K)

BuNo.125477, 125478 ?

Total: 002

HOK-1
As XHOK-1, production version.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (K)

BuNo.125528 / 125531 ?  
BuNo.129800 / 129842 ?  
BuNo.138098 / 138102 ?  
BuNo.139971 / 140001 ? Total: 083

HUK-1
As HOK-1, US Navy utility version.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (K)

BuNo.146304 / 146327 ?

Total: 024

H-43A
As HOK-1, USAF crash-rescue version,
larger refined fuselage, engine upgrade.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (KA)

58-1823 / 58-1840 ?

Total: 018

H-43B
As H-43A, engine / equipment upgrade.
Many later upgraded to HH-43F standard.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (KA)

58-1841 / 58-1860 1 / 20  
58-5524 ?  
59-1540 / 59-1593 ?  
60-0251 / 60-0292 ?  
61-2920 / 61-2922 ?  
61-2943 / 61-2954 ?  
62-4507 / 62-4565
- Some to Pakistan.
?  
62-5976 / 62-5979
- 4 to Morocco.
?  
62-12513, 62-12514 ?  
63-9710 / 63-9717 ? Total: 205

HH-43F
As H-43B, engine / rotor upgrade.
Produced

Kaman Bloomfield, Connecticut (KA)

64-14213 / 64-14220
- 8 to Iran.
210 / 217  
64-15097 / 64-15103 ?  
64-17557 / 64-17559 ?  
64-17682 220  
65-10647 / 65-10656 ?  
65-12755 / 65-12758
- 4 to Morocco.
?  
65-12914, 65-12915 ?  
67-14769 / 67-14774
- 6 to Iran.
? Total: 041

 

Grand Total: 407

H-43 CONVERSIONS

USAF

Huskie III

1

Model K-1125
H-43B (c/n: 122), 1962, civil prototype with engine upgrade,
evaluated by USAF.

USAF / US Navy / USMC (1962 Redesignations)

HH-43A 1+ 1962, redesignation of USAF H-43A.
HH-43B 1+ 1962, redesignation of USAF H-43B.
UH-43C 1+ 1962, redesignation of US Navy HUK-1.
OH-43D 1+ 1962, redesignation of USMC HOK-1.
(QH-43G) 1 OH-43D, drone conversion for US Navy.
TH-43E 1+ 1962, redesignation of US Navy HTK-1.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - H-43 helicopters in service with the military forces of Burma, Colombia,
   Iran, Morocco, Pakistan and Thailand.
 - Many sold on the civil market for commercial duties.

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