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UH-34J Sea Bat Article

The DVHAA’s “Sea Bat” is Bureau# 145694. This aircraft served as both a “Sea Bat” and a “Sea Horse” with the Navy and Marine Corps. Initial flights took place in the mid 1950s and were produced through the 1960s. This specific aircraft began as an SH-34J with anti-submarine warfare gear, but then that technology was stripped. It continued in service til April 1971.

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Bureau #: 145694
Built: October 1958
Crew 2
Passengers: 4
Retired: April 1971
Received: April 1988
Restored by: Carson Helicopters
Restored: April 1995
Length: 65' 7"
Height: 16'
Rotospan: 56'
Weight Empty: 8,400 lbs
Weight Loaded: 14,600 lbs
Powerplant: Wright R-1820-84B
Thrust: 1,525 hp
Max Speed: 132 mph
Range: 183 miles
Manufacturer: Sikorski
Armarment: NA
Ordnance: NA
Ceiling: 9,500 ft
Status: On Display