Aircraft Specifications
Sikorsky HUS (UH-34) "Sea Horse"

Photograph of YN-19 (UH-34D)

H - HELICOPTER
U UTILITY
S - SIKORSKY

The UH-34 first flew on 8 March 1954. The HUS/UH-34 entered Marine units in 1957. This aircraft is best known for its service in Vietnam where at least eight crew members earned the Navy Cross.

Beginning with operation SHUFLY, which ran from April 1962 through December 1964, the HUS was the main assault helicopter for the Marine Corps, as well as carrying out large numbers of RVN operations.

A Marine HUS lifted Alan Shepherd Jr. out of the ocean on 3 May 1961 after completion of the Mercury 3 space flight; the first US manned sub-orbital flight. The HUS also participated in the Cuban Missile crisis, supporting disaster relief and rescues in the Pacific Northwest, Haiti, Honduras and Japan.

Specifications

Manufacturer:

Sikorsky

Type:

UH-34D

Capacity:

12 Troops

Power Plant:

WRIGHT R1820 1,525 HORSEPOWER

Dimensions

Rotor Diameter: 

56'

Length:

46' 9

Height:

15' 11

Weights

Empty:

7,900 LBS

Combat:

Assault, Medevac & Resupply

Gross:

14,000 LBS

Performance

Max speed:

132 MPH

Cruise Speed: 

94 MPH

Ceiling:

14,300'

Range (combat):

182 NAUTICAL MILES

Armament:

2x M60 7.62 CAL MACHINE GUN

Bureau number:

150570

Year delivered:

1963

Our aircraft, Bureau No: 150570, served in Vietnam from 1963-1969

 


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