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Fortune has kept the wool pretty free of moth damage. The Det 65 has just the tiniest nip at about 2 O'clock but nothing else.

 

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1950's HELASRON-3 (HS-3) TRIDENTS Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three

 

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A nice matched Philippine made pair from HC-3 Detachment 106.

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An Ace Novelty HC-2 Detachment 59 from 1965-1966 Mediterranean cruise.

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An early patch from Helicopter Training Unit 1 which I think was active from 1950 to 1957 when it was re-designated as Helicopter Training Group 1, HTG-1

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I've never been able to definitively ID the Detachment 5. I saw it identified on another site as being from HC-2 but I don't know if that is correct.

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I really like this one. a nice big 6.75" high.

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VX-6 was the first US Navy squadron to use the twin engine Huey during operations in Antarctica in the early 1970's.

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Quite a bit of accolades going on in the this HS-6 patch.

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That's all for tonight.

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HC-1 Detachment Delta from the USS Coral Sea 1964-1965 Westpac cruise.During this cruise the unit changed its' designation from HU-1 to HC-1

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6" HS-7

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An early pair from Helicopter Unit 1 salvaged from a cannibalized G-1 jacket.

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Another pair from HU-1 including one from Unit 3 assigned to the cruiser USS Columbus from her 1957 Westpac cruise.

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On 7/20/2014 at 12:01 PM, Bearmon said:

Helaskon 2 ASW Squadron

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HELASRON 2 Golden Falcons

 

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HELASRON 2 - 6" Black Falcon version

 

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Man, that's a pretty old piece. That looks like an HOK-1 which was operational as far back as the mid 50's. OPPAMA is on mainland Japan near Yokosuka which was a Japanese Naval base and post war became a US Navy base. I like that it shows a fare of 80 Yen on the side.

 

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Man, that's a pretty old piece. That looks like an HOK-1 which was operational as far back as the mid 50's. OPPAMA is on mainland Japan near Yokosuka which was a Japanese Naval base and post war became a US Navy base. I like that it shows a fare of 80 Yen on the side.

 

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Agreed. The square tail sets it apart, although for the Navy the designation was HUK-1......It's post '48 but prior to HUS-1 in 1957 flying UH-34. Not much is written about this time period for Navy rotary wing units.

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On 8/12/2017 at 7:33 AM, River Patrol said:

 

Agreed. The square tail sets it apart, although for the Navy the designation was HUK-1......It's post '48 but prior to HUS-1 in 1957 flying UH-34. Not much is written about this time period for Navy rotary wing units.

 

I recall building a model of the HUK-1 and painting it in the bright orange rescue scheme (man I'm getting old)

 

Here's the first HS-9 established in 1956, somewhere around here I have the CVSG-60 hunter killer patch which goes with it

 

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This is the second HS-9 SEA GRIFFINS established in 1976, 6" patch

 

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I recall building a model of the HUK-1 and painting it in the bright orange rescue scheme (man I'm getting old)

 

Here's the first HS-9 established in 1956, somewhere around here I have the CVSG-60 hunter killer patch which goes with it

Here ya go!

CVSG 60

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That's the one

 

Thanks to all of the contributors to this topic in the past month. Some really terrific and rarely seen Helo patches for all see and covet for their own collections.

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1970's HS-84 THUNDERBOLTS - HELASRON 84 In service 1970 to 1984, redesignated HSL-84 in 1984

 

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1970's LAMPS Helos Patch - Assigned to shipboard HSL squadrons the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) is the United States Navy's program that developed manned helicopters that assist the surface fleet in anti-submarine warfare.

 

The LAMPS project is a $3.9 billion dollar long range program that is the Navy's reaction to a deficiency in surface fleet antisubmarine warfare (ASW). The program evolved in 1970 from an urgent requirement of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for a program to develop a manned helicopter that would support and serve as a ship's tactical ASW air arm. The advanced sensors, processors, and display capabilities aboard the helicopter would enable the ship to extend its capabilities beyond the classic line-of-sight limitations for surface threats, and the distance limitations for acoustic detection, prosecution and attack of underwater threats.
 
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To meet Under-Sea Warfare (USW) needs, the United States Navy developed the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS). The LAMPS role initially was filled (in the early 1970s) by the installation of shipboard equipment and conversion of the Kaman SH-2 Seasprite helicopter (already in the Navy's inventory) to a LAMPS configuration. As that proved successful, the Navy planned for a Mk II version employing similar electronics but different helicopter platforms. In FY 1972, the CNO abandoned LAMPS Mk II in favor of the Mk III system.
 
LAMPS Mk III added improved electronics as well as greater range, and the Recovery, Assist, Securing, and Traversing (RAST) system for all-weather shipboard recovery. This aircraft "haul-down" system expands LAMPS aircraft recovery to a sea-state Condition 5 (winds to 33 knots, and sea wave swells to 13 feet). The S-70L, since designated SH-60B Seahawk, was United Technology Sikorsky Division's submission for the Navy's LAMPS Mk III competition. It was selected as the winner in September 1977 in preference to the Boeing Vertol's Model 237, Detail design of the Seahawk was initiated by a U.S. Navy award to Sikorsky of $2.7 million sustaining engineering contract. Concurrently, General Electric was given a $547,000 contract for further development of the T700-GE-401 advanced turboshaft engine to provide increased power and improved corrosion resistance. Additionally, a $17.9 million contract went to IBM Federal Systems to continue development of the avionics essential for the SH-60B to fulfill the LAMPS Mk III role.
 
On 28 February 1978, it was announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) had authorized full scale development of the SH-60B and had awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $109.3 million contract for the development, manufacture, and flight testing of five prototypes, plus a further airframe for ground testing. Earlier, Sikorsky had updated the original UH-60A Blackhawk mockup to SH-60B configuration, this aircraft was reviewed formally by Department of Defense officials prior to the announcement of the contract award, In July and August 1978, this mockup was used for shipboard compatibility trials (37k) on board the frigate USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (FFG 7), and the SPRUANCE class destroyer USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD (DD 968).
 
In mid-September 1978, the Navy responded to congressional demands and reported to the Senate Armed Services Committee that it had restructured the LAMPS project to reflect $401.2 million in cuts without adversely affecting the $3.9 billion overall program. In earlier sessions, the House recommended ending the program in favor of updating the existing LAMPS Mk I system.
 
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In February 1979, the main transmission of the SH-60B completed qualification trials during which it was tested to a maximum of 3600 shaft horsepower (shp). That performance was 600 shp in excess of the Navy's mission performance specifications. On 29 March 1979, it was announced that final assembly of the first Seahawk prototype (53k) had begun, and the first flight was made on 12 December 1979. The remaining four prototypes were flown in early mid-1980, and operational evaluation began in November of that year in time to obtain the results for a Defense System Acquisition Review Council (DSARC) at the Pentagon. With DSARC's support, the Navy was able to gain congressional approval to procure 204 of these new helicopters.
 
LAMPS MK III completed OPEVAL in February 1982 and was found to be effective and suitable. FOT&E which tested the LAMPS MK III Block I Upgrade was completed in 1993 with similar results. The LAMPS Block II Upgrade entered EMD in FY93 and building on the Block I Baseline, includes major avionics modifications. The Navy plans to install this upgrade in former SH-60B, SH-60F or HH-60H airframes that have undergone "remanufacture" in the H-60 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), the resultant aircraft to be designated a SH-60R.
 

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HSL-42 DET 3 STINGERS LAMPS - Standing Naval Forces Atlantic (SNFL-NATO) 2000 2001 Aboard USS JOHN L HALL (FFG-32)

 

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HSL-42 DET 10 LAMPS - UNITAS 2005 Aboard USS SAMUEL B ROBERTS (FFG-58)

 

Held each year since 1959, UNITAS is focused on high-tech surface, air, amphibious and under-sea naval training exercises designed to strengthen multinational maritime coalition. Operations, interoperability and hemispheric cooperation among Latin American and worldwide navies. The exercises, designed by expert naval planners from all participating naval forces, are based on realistic world scenarios requiring the participating ships to operate as a combined multi-national task force

 

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HSL-42 DET 8 DIRTY DEVILS

 

LAMPS Helo detachment assigned to USS SPRUANCE (DD-963) 1997 Mediterranean Cruise

 

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Another HSL-42 PROUD WARRIORS LAMPS

 

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