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Sea King Brazil

Minas Gerais, South Atlantic 1996.

Helicopter operations on the Brazilian aircraft carrier Minas Gerais in October 1996.

This is an SH-3B, which is the Brazilian designation for the SH-3D. Brazil acquired six of these in 1996 and added them to the fleet of SH-3A's.

The Brazilian Sea Kings have been replaced by SH-60 Seahawks. N-3017 is preserved at the military gate of Brasilia airport.

The carrier was in service between 1960 and 2001. In 2004 she was towed to India and scrapped on a beach.

I took the photo from an UH-50 Esquilo (AS350 Écureuil built by Helibras).

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Photo taken on 10 May 2019 (© Rob Schleiffert / Flickr)

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