HO5S1 Helicopter

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1st Lieutenant
May 30, 2011
Cape Canaveral
Today at the airport I was quite surprised to see that someone had done a high quality flying restoration of a USMC HO5S1 helicopter.

I saw one used in the Project Blue Book TV series a few years ago and assumed it was CGI, but I guess it could have been this one.

The H-5 helicopter used in Korea by the USN and USAF was quite limited. On some missions they even had to leave a helo crew member at the crash site in order to evacuate the wounded, and I guess the HO5 was much more capable.

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Likely couldn't find a flyable R-5/H-5/S-51/HO2S for the movie.

(as if they cared!)

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