A LEGEND OF SEARCH AND RESCUE
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.
SIKORSKY S-61 / H-3
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.
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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 have a limitied 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.
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