With its distinctive hump, the Sikorsky H-34 is one of the most recognizable helicopters in history. Originally serving as medium transport with the armed forces of 25 countries across every continent, this helicopter was brought to prominence during wars in Algeria and Southeast Asia.
From patrolling the horizon equipped for anti-submarine warfare, gunship roles, to troop evacuation and transport, search and rescue, cargo hauling, commercial airline shuttling, recovering space capsules, and even carrying presidents, the H-34 made its mark in both the military and civilian world - and has defined the role of helicopters ever since.
Our Sikorsky HSS-1/SH-34G Seabat helicopter, manufacturer serial #58-165, was delivered to the U.S. Navy as 140121 in December 1955 as one of the 215 Anti-Submarine models built, and were re-designated UH-34G in 1962. While stationed at Michigan’s Grosse Ile Naval Air Station, the aircraft was partially damaged in a fire involving a fuel truck and a C-119 Boxcar. It was hauled to the Soplata property in 1963, and is now part of the PlaneTags Soplata Collection.
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Top quality. Knowing that you own a peace of aviation history is awesome. 10/10.
The moment the tag went online I knew I had to grab it. This piece of history is a joy to behold. The engraving is great and the patina fantastic! One of my favorite!
The tag is really beautiful!
I love having this in my collection along with all my other Helo tags. Very Nice addition.
It’s an excellent key chain. Met expectations and very satisfied. Bought it for my Dad who is a former Marine crew chief and it was spot on.
I love collecting these. They never let me down when I get on in the mail!
Yet another excellent item from the guys at MotoArt. Fast shipping and great communication make these transactions seemless.
Firstly my name is James, my wife’s name is Janine. Secondly I cannot review it because according to the shipment tracker it is sitting in Los Angeles and has been there for sometime. Please can you chase it up and get it on it’s way to me. Thank you. Regards, James.
I am happy with the overall workmanship. Was consistent with all the other tags. Great product.