Great Lakes Helicopter
Sikorsky S-55B (H-19)
Engine: 700 HP R1300-3 Wright
Empty weight: 5,000 #
Gross weight: 7,900 #
Lift: 2,000 #
Price: $25,000.00 & up
Hourly operating cost: $300.00 est.
Category: normal & restricted
S-55 (H-19C) 600 HP Pratt & Whitney engine with straight Tailboom
S-55A (H-19D5) latest version 700 HP Wright engine with droop Tailboom
when certified in normal category was known as S-55B with modification to the Tailboom.
None were ever certified in normal category by Sikorsky.
S-55B (H-19D) 700 HP Wright engine and straight Tailboom. Civil and military use.
S-55C 600 HP Pratt & Whitney engine with droop Tailboom. Civil version only.
The 600 HP Pratt & Whitney engine lasted to TBO as were the 700 HP Wright was prone to break downs.