Sikorsky H-19

Vintage pictures of H-19 during its service in PAF. H-19s were later replaced by Alouette-III SAR helicopters, which are still in service with PAF.
The H-19D model was powered by 550hp engine, an had an all up weight of 7,200 lbs, with a crew of 2, plus 10 troops of 8, stretchers.

In 1958, PAF received 8 H-19Ds to perform 
Search & Rescue duties. It marked the beginning of 'Chopper Operations'  in PAF, and in Pakistan as a whole. The last H-19D was phased out in 1971


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