Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw Helicopter Arrives Today At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor becomes home roost for the Sikorsky H-34 Helicopter (USN Bureau No. 148963) adding another aviation “hero” to its expanding collection of vintage and high performance aircraft. (Wednesday, August 21, 2013), the Choctaw arrived at the Museum on Historic Ford Island via Pasha Transport. It is one of the most recognizable military helicopters in history.

A Sikorsky on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum

A Sikorsky on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum

The Choctaw is a piston-engine helicopter, capable of carrying 16 combat-equipped troops. It was originally designed for naval service in the anti-submarine warfare role. In addition to serving in combat, the Choctaw has been used to rescue flood victims, recover astronauts, fight fires, and even carry U.S. presidents. Choctaw is the U.S. Army name for the versatile helicopter; it was also called Seabat and Seahorse by other services.

“The Sikorsky H-34 helicopter played a vital role in our military throughout our history, and we feel honored to showcase it to the public,” said Museum Executive Director, Kenneth DeHoff.

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