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Official Photos - USN/Marine Helicopters
This page contains photos of various USN/Marine test helicopters. All North Spin photographs are Copyright by the photographers that took them, and are not to be re-posted or redistributed.

Subject: MH-60S - VX-1 “Pioneers” - Side #61 BuNo 165747
Location: NAS Patuxent River, MD
Date: 3/16/2004
Credit: Jim Jenkins / USN

Notes: A member of the Marine Security Force (MSF) fast rope's from the helicopter.


Subject: TH-6B - USNTPS - Side #45 BuNo 696061
Location: NAS Patuxent River, MD
Date: 8/3/2005
Credit: Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain / USN

Notes: The TH-6B Cayuse is one of numerous aircraft utilized by the USN Test Pilot School.

Subject: TH-6B - USNTPS - Side #45 BuNo 696061
Location: NAS Patuxent River, MD
Date: 8/3/2005
Credit: Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain / USN

Notes: A Pilot checks on his TH-6B as an HH-60H from HX-21 takes off in the background.


Subject: RQ-8A - Northrop Grumman
Location: NAS Patuxent River, MD
Date: 6/27/2005
Credit: Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain / USN

Notes: A prototype RQ-8A 'Fire Scout' does a flight demonstration at the 2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo.

Subject: RQ-8A - Northrop Grumman
Location: NAS Patuxent River, MD
Date: 6/27/2005
Credit: Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain / USN

Notes: The 'Fire Scout' has as endurance of over four hours, and can be launched from any ship with a helipad.


Subject: SH-60F - USS Ronald Reagan
Location: Atlantic
Date: 9/6/2003
Credit: Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class John S. Lill / USN

Notes: A test SH-60F from Pax River hovers over the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan.


Subject: MH-60S - HX-21 - Side #50
Location: Southern California Coast
Date: 12/9/2005
Credit: John F. Williams / USN

Notes: An MH-60S visiting from NAS Patuxent River lands on the unique test ship FSF-1 "Sea Fighter", during its flight deck certification.


Subject: RQ-8A - Northrop Grumman - Side #001
Location: Yuma, AZ
Date: 7/25/2005
Credit: USN

Notes: A Mk-66 rocket is launched off the Fire Scout during a weapons test at the Yuma Proving Grounds.


Subject: AH-1W - Side #43
Location: China Lake Range, CA
Date: N/A
Credit: USN

Notes: A Cobra in a desert camo scheme launches a weapon on the range.


Subject: HH-1N - China Lake SAR - BuNo 158284
Location: China Lake Range
Date: N/A
Credit: USN

Notes: Numerous UH-1Ns have been designated as HH-1N to be used for range SAR. VX-31 was handling the SAR mission for the China Lake ranges, as of 2006.




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