Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 7: Helicopters, Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly

Canadian Warplanes 7: Helicopters, 

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly 

Data current to 24 May 2019.

 (DND Photo via Chris Charland)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9604), coded OU 604, Canadian Joint Training Centre, RCAF Station Rivers, Manitoba, ca 1962.

Sikorsky S-51, RCAF H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter (7), (Serial Nos. 9601-9607).

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9603), coded VC-BVU, 13 Jun 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390962)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9603), 12 Feb 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 3584128)

Cockpit of Sikorsky H-5 Helicopter.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584088 &  3584105)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9601), coded CC-X.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584106)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9601), coded CC-X, 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584104)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9603), 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584089)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9603), 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584090)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter, RCAF (Serial No. 9604), coded OU-604.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9603), 7 Apr 1949, Trenton, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520193)

 (RCAF Photo)

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 9606), coded OT-606, No. 121 S & R Flight.  It was later destroyed on 4 May 1954 in a hangar fire at Sea Island. 

 (Author Photo)

Sikorsky S-51/H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter, RCAF (Serial No. 9607), (Serial No. 51166), VC-GBC.

 (JustSomePics Photo)

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Sikorsky S-51/H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter (Serial No. 9601), (5118).  This helicopter is on loan from the CA&SM.  H-5 Dragonfly 9601 was taken on strength on 5 Apr 1947.  It was the first of the seven Dragonflies that were taken on by the RCAF.  It was originally assigned to Trenton for training duties, and then assigned to Edmonton, also for training.  In 1950, H-5 Dragonfly 9601 was sent back to Trenton for repair and overhaul.  When the overhaul was done, H-5 Dragonfly 9601 was sent to the Canadian Joint Air Training School in Rivers, Manitoba.  After three years in the Canadian Joint Air Training School, it was sent to Cold Lake, Alberta, to the Experimental and Proving Establishment for five years.  After that, it was sent to Chatham, New Brunswick, for five more years.  In January 1965, H-5 Dragonfly 9601 was retired from active service and sent to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.