Sikorsky HH-3E - PLANETAGS TAIL #64-14234



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The Sikorsky S-61 / H-3 is a twin-engine, heavy lifting helicopter that was used to perform long hours of grueling Combat Search and Rescue operations during the Southeast Asia War and Operation Desert Storm.  Its protective armor, self sealing tanks, water landing capability, a high speed hoist, M60 machine guns, external tanks that could be jettisoned, and retractable inflight refueling probe made it perfect for long range CSAR missions to ensure that no soldiers were left behind.



While our aircraft has conflicting designations and its exact history is unclear, based on conversations with experts, Yanks Air Museum, and extensive research, MotoArt has determined to use the H-3 designation. These conflicts could be a simple matter of mishandled paperwork rather than the actual modifications to the aircraft. Either way this Sikorsky helicopter was born in 1964 and now lives on as a piece of aviation history.



Yanks Air Museum is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of American aircraft and artifacts. It houses one of the largest aircraft collections, including one of a kind vintage aircraft which have been painstakingly restored to airworthy status. Their incredible collection began in 1973 and since then has grown from one Beech Staggerwing to over 200 aircraft. 

“What makes this launch of the Jolly Green exciting to us, is not only the incredible chance to work with the HH-E Sikorsky, but also the opportunity to work with Yanks Air Museum.  Yanks is an amazing North American collection of aviation history.  A truly astonishing museum to walk through.  To have the backing of Yanks Air Museum for the PlaneTags is an honor.” 
- Dave Hall

Sikorsky H-3 Jolly Green Giant - TAIL #64-14234



  • Manufacturer: Sikorsky
  • Serial #: 64-14234
  • Cockpit Crew: 3
  • Overall Length: 73 ft (22 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 1 in (5.51 m)
  • Capacity: 28 pax / 6,500 lb (2,948 kg) payload
  • Max speed: 165 mph, 265 km/h
  • Range: 896 mi, 1,443 km
  • Service Ceiling: 17,500 ft (5,334 m)
  • Rate of Climb: 2,220 ft/min
  • Armament: U.S. Helicopter Armament Subsystems, S-61R


Perfect Aviation Gift

PlaneTags are: 

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Jeff F.
    United States United States

    Blast from the past!

    I flew over 130 hours of my career on this specific aircraft as a Flight Engineer with the 703d TASSd at Shaw AFB, South Carolina from 1984-1986. Great to actually own a piece of it after all these years! If it had to be scrapped, this is a great way to keep a piece of it around!

    Aaron M.
    United States United States

    H3 tags

    I bought 3 of these tags. The H-3 is the godfather of all rescue helicopters. I am so thankful that these were made. I bought them since my grandad was a FE on the original Jolly’s and he was shot down and was MIA for 52 years. I bought a couple to give to guys that flew with him in SEA on the H3. Come to find out, one of them flew this actual helo after he came back from Nam! Crazy coincidence but it was meant to be.

    Chip P.
    United States United States

    Love it!!

    Great tag. I love every tag I have bought from plane tags!!!

    Robert S.
    United States United States

    H-3 “Jolly Green”

    What an amazing piece of history to hold. Mine has amazing patina on it and the grey is a unique color as well! I would highly recommend this to anyone! Great pieces MotoArt!

    James W.
    United States United States

    Motoart Plane Tags quality

    This plane tag, as well as the others I have purchased, is high quality and represents a desire to honor and share the history of aviation. I look forward to more tags being offered. Hopefully a UH1 Cobra is coming soon.

    Brian B.
    United States United States

    Great products and service

    I love Planetags. Great products and wonderful service.

    Aaron M.
    United States United States

    Piece of history.

    Thank you for adding the iconic H-3 airframe.