Helicopter Sikorsky H-34. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter Sikorsky H-34. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sikorsky H-34. Specifications. A photo.

Sikorsky H-34 - light multi-purpose military helicopter designed by «Sikorsky Aircraft» and mass-produced on a 1954 1970 year.

Photo Sikorsky H-34

The main purpose of the development of this aircraft was ready to use it as an anti-submarine aircraft, including aircraft equipped with several machine guns, as well as a set of rockets and could, if necessary, to drop depth charges. However, widespread in the helicopter Sikorsky H-34 not found, and at most until the mid 80-ies as aircraft fire support, as well as search and rescue, and reconnaissance aircraft.

The first development of the helicopter Sikorsky H-34 1949 began in the year, however, due to a series of unsuccessful innovations, the helicopter was in the design stage up to 1954 years, and when he made his first flight and he was first shown to the public.

Sikorsky H-34 photo

Thanks to its multi-purpose helicopter Sikorsky H-34 also found its application in civil aviation, but, to date, of the issued 2108 of aircraft of this type in the world, there is estimated only about 50 units, the vast majority of whom are employed in the field of civil aviation.

If necessary, the Sikorsky H-34 helicopter can also be used as a light transport aircraft, taking on up to 1,7 tons of payload, or carrying up to 18 people (in the absence of weapons on board). The aircraft has good armor and could initially be used as a means of air suppression of the enemy, however, with the advent of modern defensive types of weapons, it turned out to be simply ineffective, although it continued to be used as a patrol vehicle.

Helicopter Sikorsky H-34

The power plant of the helicopter Sikorsky H-34 consists of a single piston radial aircraft engine Wright R-1820-84 power in 1525 hp (depending on the version and modification), which is the main circumstance of high carrying capacity. The flight speed of this aircraft, in view of the production time, is also very satisfactory, amounting to about 278 km / h. (maximum speed), however, the flight range is extremely limited, and is on the order of 295 kilometers, which depends on the amount transported on board the cargo.

During his rather long period of production, the helicopter model Sikorsky H-34 produced in more than 50 different versions, most of whom wore only a single release and intended for a narrow sector of its use. In most cases, the helicopter was manufactured for military options, though. among other things, the US aircraft manufacturer is also carried out and production of civilian versions of the aircraft.

Specifications Sikorsky H-34.

  • Crew: 2 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 18 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 17,28 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 4,85 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 17,08 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 3590 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 6350 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 250 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 278 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 295 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 1495 m (depending on version).
  • Powerplant: Wright R-1820-84 (depending on version);
  • Power: 1525 hp (Depending on version).

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