11 Sikorsky S-76D to Serve in Japan CG

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Sikorsky is reporting Sikorsky and their partner Mitsubishi have thus far contracted for 11 S-76D helicopters to be used for SAR missions by the Japan Coast Guard.

According to my Combat Fleets of the World, the Japan Coast Guard already had 45 helicopters of seven different types including four earlier model S-76Cs.

The S-76 is similar in size to the H-65. Empty weights are very close. The max Take-Off weight of the S-76 is a bit higher.

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