Sikorsky H-34: An Illustrated History : An Illustrated History, Paperback Book

Sikorsky H-34: An Illustrated History : An Illustrated History Paperback

Description

Originally designed in 1952 as an anti-submarine warfare platform for the U.S.

Navy, almost two-thousand Sikorsky H-34s have served on every continent with the armed forces of twenty-five countries from combat in Algeria, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and throughout southeast Asia, to saving flood victims, recovering astronauts, fighting fires, and carrying presidents, military H-34s have met every challenge handed them.

With continuing post-military service, the number of countries which the H-34 has called home has swelled to nearly fifty.

Revitalized with turbine engines, it has yet to fade from sight.

Whether lifting construction material or supporting police departments, the DC-3 of helicopters will still be flying on its fiftieth anniversary.

The most detailed account of the H-34 to appear, Lennart Lundhs Sikorsky H-34 reflects over a decade of research.

It takes the reader through the H-34 from nose to tail, and across its service from Argentina to Vietnam.

Few of the photographs have been published before, and many are drawn from private collections.

A special feature is the chapter of impressions and anecdotes from fourteen H-34 crew members.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 350+ color and b/w photos
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Weapons & equipment
  • ISBN: 9780764305221

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