Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Rotor Noise

A Sikorsky H-34


If you're of a certain age, you'll remember the day when the UH-34 was the typical military helicopter, before being replaced by the UH-1.

7 comments:

Mike R said...

Of a certain age, does that mean older than dirt? Had the pleasure of riding in the uh- 34.

Comrade Misfit said...

Mike, yep, that's what it means.

J4rh34d said...

Did several vertical air assaults riding in them. That didn't make me airborne, just a potential bullet sponge. Its engine was developed in 1932.

Chris Grealy said...

And the pilots sat on top of the engine....fun times.

CenterPuke88 said...

From growing up, I knew it as the Westland Wessex.

Deadstick said...

CP88, the Wessex was the turbine-powered version. The S-58 had an R-1820 radial piston engine, likely the only radial ever mounted on a tilted axis in an aircraft (though there were tanks that had something similar).

CenterPuke88 said...

Nice note, I was wondering about that as I looked at the H-34 going that doesn’t quite look right...