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Search And Rescue (SAR) Aircraft

Many souls live to see another day thanks to the bravery and skill of those charged with rescuing them.

Search And Rescue (SAR) Aircraft

Many souls live to see another day thanks to the bravery and skill of those charged with rescuing them.

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There are a total of 132 Search And Rescue (SAR) Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.

This listing includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms as well as those host systems that can be outfitted with SAR gear.






#1
2012
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aeronautics Dominator XP
Aeronautics Dominator XP
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
#2
1971
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA315B Lama
Aerospatiale SA315B Lama
Light Utility Helicopter
#3
1973
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Picture of the Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
Lightweight Multi-Role Military / Civilian Helicopter
#4
1978
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS365 Dauphin
Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS365 Dauphin
Medium-Lift Civilian / Military Utility Helicopter
#5
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) UH-72 Lakota
Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) UH-72 Lakota
Twin-Engine Civilian / Military Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
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#6
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
#7
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
Light Utility Helicopter
#8
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H145 (Eurocopter EC145)
Airbus Helicopters H145 (Eurocopter EC145)
Light- / Medium-Lift Twin-Engine Utility Helicopter
#9
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)
Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)
Medium-Lift, Multi-role Twin-Engine Helicopter
#10
2019
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)
Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)
Medium-Lift Multi-role Transport Helicopter
#11
2004
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H225 (Super Puma) / (Eurocopter EC225)
Airbus Helicopters H225 (Super Puma) / (Eurocopter EC225)
Medium- / Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
#12
2005
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
Medium Transport Helicopter
#13
2016
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
#14
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Medium-class Multirole Utility Transport Aircraft
#15
1988
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
#16
2001
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
#17
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Antonov An-132
Antonov An-132
Twin-Engine Light Transport Aircraft
#18
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Antonov An-140
Antonov An-140
Turboprop Regional Passenger Airliner
#19
1986
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Antonov An-28 (Cash)
Antonov An-28 (Cash)
Light Utility, Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Aircraft
#20
2019
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ARCA AirStrato
ARCA AirStrato
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#21
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
Twin-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Regional Passenger Airliner
#22
2019
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
Flying Boat / Amphibious Aircraft
#23
2017
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AVICopter AC312
AVICopter AC312
Intermediate Helicopter
#24
2013
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AVICopter AC313
AVICopter AC313
Heavy-Lift Passenger Transport Helicopter
#25
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Avro Lancaster
Avro Lancaster
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#26
1969
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
Long-range Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Aircraft
#27
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Tiltrotor VTOL Transport Aircraft
#28
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell CH-146 Griffon
Bell CH-146 Griffon
Multirole Utility Helicopter
#29
1947
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux
Bell H-13 Sioux
Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
#30
1968
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Model 212
Bell Model 212
Medium-Lift Utility / Transport Helicopter
#31
1972
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Model 214
Bell Model 214
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
#32
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Model 412
Bell Model 412
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
#33
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Model 47
Bell Model 47
Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
#34
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
#35
2009
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell UH-1Y Venom (Super Huey)
Bell UH-1Y Venom (Super Huey)
Medium-Lift Utility / Transport Helicopter
#36
2023
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell V-247 Vigilant
Bell V-247 Vigilant
Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Proposal
#37
2003
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beriev Be-200 Altair
Beriev Be-200 Altair
Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
#38
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
Amphibious Maritime Patrol / ASW Aircraft
#39
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blackburn B.20
Blackburn B.20
Flying Boat Prototype Aircraft
#40
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
Asymmetric Maritime Patrol / Long-Range Reconnaissance Aircraft Proposal
#41
2012
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bluebird Aero Spylite
Bluebird Aero Spylite
Unmanned Aircraft System
#42
1937
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
#43
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
#44
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing MH-139
Boeing MH-139
Multi-Mission Medium-Lift Military Helicopter
#45
1936
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
#46
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cessna 172 (Skyhawk)
Cessna 172 (Skyhawk)
Light Utility / Multirole Aircraft
#47
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cessna 182 (Skylane)
Cessna 182 (Skylane)
Light Utility Aircraft
#48
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cessna SkyCourier (Model 408)
Cessna SkyCourier (Model 408)
Turboprop Cargo / Passenger Utility Transport Aircraft
#49
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CONVAIR C-131 / R4Y Samaritan
CONVAIR C-131 / R4Y Samaritan
MEDEVAC / VIP Transport / Trainer Platform
#50
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Curtiss SC Seahawk
Curtiss SC Seahawk
Scout Floatplane / Air-Sea Rescue Aircraft
#51
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Curtiss SOC Seagull
Curtiss SOC Seagull
Scout / Artillery Spotting Recoverable Biplane Floatplane
#52
2004
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Twin-Engine Light Utility Aircraft
#53
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier Do 228
Dornier Do 228
Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
#54
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier SeaStar
Dornier SeaStar
Multirole Amphibious Aircraft
#55
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
Single-Engine, Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
#56
2009
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the EADS CASA HC-144 Ocean Sentry
EADS CASA HC-144 Ocean Sentry
Maritime Search and Rescue Aircraft
#57
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fairchild C-123 Provider
Fairchild C-123 Provider
Military Transport Aircraft
#58
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
Transport Helicopter
#59
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Flying Boat / Utility Transport Aircraft
#60
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#61
2025
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HAL Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH)
HAL Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#62
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HAL LUH (Light Utility Helicopter)
HAL LUH (Light Utility Helicopter)
Multirole Lightweight Single-Engine Utility Helicopter
#63
1986
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
#64
1976
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harbin Z-8
Harbin Z-8
Maritime Multirole Navy Transport Helicopter
#65
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 59
Heinkel He 59
Reconnaissance / Attack Floatplane Aircraft
#66
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
Light Utility Helicopter
#67
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-219
Indonesian Aerospace N-219
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) / Light Utility Aircraft
#68
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-245
Indonesian Aerospace N-245
Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft
#69
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
#70
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KARI TR-60
KARI TR-60
Tilt-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
#71
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
#72
1976
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
#73
2003
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW139
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW139
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
#74
2015
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW149
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW149
Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
#75
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Utility Helicopter
#76
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW189
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW189
Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
#77
2000
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) CH-149 Cormorant
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) CH-149 Cormorant
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
#78
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
Search and Rescue (SAR) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#79
1978
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Multi-role Helicopter / Anti-Submarine / Anti-Ship
#80
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
#81
1964
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed HC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
Lockheed HC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
Long-Range Surveillance / Search and Rescue (SAR) Aircraft
#82
2013
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
General Transport / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
#83
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
#84
1964
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the LTV XC-142
LTV XC-142
Vertical / Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) Experimental Aircraft
#85
1952
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Martin P5M Marlin
Martin P5M Marlin
Maritime Service Flying Boat Aircraft
#86
1955
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Martin P6M SeaMaster
Martin P6M SeaMaster
Jet-Powered Flying Boat
#87
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Martin PBM Mariner
Martin PBM Mariner
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
#88
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
#89
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-1 (Hare)
Mil Mi-1 (Hare)
Light Utility / Liaison Helicopter
#90
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
#91
1965
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
Light Utility / Training Helicopter
#92
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
#93
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-38
Mil Mi-38
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#94
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
#95
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
Reconnaissance Biplane Floatplane Aircraft
#96
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Nakajima E8N (Dave)
Nakajima E8N (Dave)
Shipborne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
#97
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NavMar TigerShark
NavMar TigerShark
Intelligence , Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#98
2019
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PANHA Saba-248 (Good Wind)
PANHA Saba-248 (Good Wind)
Twin-Engine Lightweight Utility Military Helicopter
#99
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
Cargo /Passenger Transport Tandem-Rotor Helicopter
#100
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Piasecki H-25 (HUP Retriever)
Piasecki H-25 (HUP Retriever)
Tandem-Rotor Transport Helicopter
#101
1929
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Multirole Biplane / Basic Trainer Aircraft
#102
1993
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Transport Aircraft
#103
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PZL W-3 Sokol
PZL W-3 Sokol
Multi-role Military / Civilian Utility Helicopter
#104
1993
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Robinson R44
Robinson R44
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) / Helicopter Trainer Aircraft
#105
1984
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Saab 340
Saab 340
Regional Passenger Airliner / Special Missions Platform
#106
1971
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
Maritime Search and Rescue / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Flying Boat Aircraft
#107
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ShinMaywa US-2
ShinMaywa US-2
Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
#108
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
#109
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Transport Utility Helicopter
#110
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky H-5
Sikorsky H-5
Light Utility Helicopter
#111
1965
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-3 Pelican
Sikorsky HH-3 Pelican
Amphibious Medium-Lift Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter
#112
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter
#113
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter
#114
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
Multi-Mission Naval Helicopter
#115
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
Flying Boat / Amphibious Transport Aircraft
#116
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk
Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk
Special Purpose Firefighting Helicopter
#117
1977
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky S-76
Sikorsky S-76
Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
#118
2004
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky S-92
Sikorsky S-92
Medium-Lift Multirole Transport Helicopter
#119
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Light-class Attack / Multirole Helicopter Prototype
#120
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sopwith Tabloid
Sopwith Tabloid
Racing Biplane-Seaplane / Military Scout / Light Bomber Aircraft
#121
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
#122
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Supermarine Sea Otter
Supermarine Sea Otter
Amphibious Maritime Patrol Floatplane Aircraft
#123
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
Search and Rescue / Reconnaissance Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
#124
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tactical Robotics Cormorant
Tactical Robotics Cormorant
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#125
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the TAI T-625
TAI T-625
Twin-Engine Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#126
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tekever AR5 Life Ray Evolution
Tekever AR5 Life Ray Evolution
Tactical Unmanned Air System (UAS) / Surveillance Drone
#127
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vickers Warwick
Vickers Warwick
Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
#128
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the VR-Technologies VRT300
VR-Technologies VRT300
Unmanned Helicopter System
#129
2021
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the VR-Technologies VRT500
VR-Technologies VRT500
Light Utility Helicopter
#130
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Westland Dragonfly (WS-51)
Westland Dragonfly (WS-51)
Light Utility Helicopter
#131
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Westland Lysander
Westland Lysander
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
#132
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
Submarine-borne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft