Sikorsky UH-34G

Aircraft Details




1 × Wright R-1820-84 Cyclone , 1,525 hp (1,137 kW) for take-off 1,275 hp (951 kW) METO for 5 minutes

Max Speed:

122 mph (196 km/h, 106 kn)

Cruising Speed:

97 mph (156 km/h, 84 kn)


190 mi (310 km, 170 nmi)

Wing Span:

14 ft 3.5 in (4.356 m)


47 ft 2 in (14.38 m) fuselage, 56 ft 8.5 in (17 m) rotors turning


14 ft 3.5 in (4.356 m)


13,300 lb (6,033 kg) Max Takeoff


2 Crew + 12 Passengers

Service Ceiling:

12,000 ft (3,700 m)

Aircraft History

The Sikorsky H-34 (company designation S-58) is a piston-engined military helicopter originally designed by American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft for the United States Navy. It has seen extended use when adapted to turbine power by the British licensee as the Westland Wessex and Sikorsky as the later S-58T.

H-34s served, mostly as medium transports, on every continent with the armed forces of 25 countries. It saw combat in Algeria, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and throughout Southeast Asia. Other uses included saving flood victims, recovering astronauts, fighting fires, and carrying presidents. It was the last piston-engined helicopter to be operated by the United States Marine Corps, having been replaced by turbine-powered types such as the UH-1 Huey and CH-46 Sea Knight. A total of 2,108 H-34s were manufactured between 1953 and 1970.

Source: Wikipedia

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