FROGMEN

flying frogman

Flying Frogman

The Navy never overlooks a bet when trying out new equipment and techniques for the betterment of any of their services or operations. Even the "pinwheels" of the fleet are tested as pickup craft for the Frogmen after their missions. Here we see a Navy helicopter retrieving a "frog" from the waters off the Virginia coast via an electrical winch and sling. The technique of this helicopter pickup has been perfected and may be used whenever the occasion demands. The helicopter is the Sikorsky HO35-1 with a combat radius of over 250 miles. It can carry four people, including pilot.

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