Originating from the redesign of the R-5A (VS-317) developed in 1945. he passenger capacity is upgraded to four. The S-51 is the commercial version.
See this at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, PA, USA.
Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Parent type: Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft status: No longer flying
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 1-2 in Tandem arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)