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SH-3G Sea King

BuNo. 149932

 
 
SH-3G Sea King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. SH-3G Sea King Marker
Inscription. The SH-3 Sea King replaced the H34 as the US Navy's standard ASW ( Anti-Submarine Warfare) helicopter from the 1960s to the 1990s. A watertight "boat" hull and stabilizing floats gave the Sea King short term amphibious capability. Several Sea Kings were modified for air-sea rescue during the Vietnam War. On 27 December 1968, the crew of the Apollo 8 were recovered and brought aboard Yorktown by a Sea King. The Sea King was replaced by the SH-60 Sea Hawk as the US Navy's primary sea-based ASW and SAR (search and rescue) platform.

The US Marine manned Sea King (VH-3D VIP) is the primary presidential helicopter. This aircraft is known as "Marine One" when the President of the United States is on board.

Manufacturer: Sikorsky
Type: ASW and SAR helicopter
Crew: two pilots, two systems operators
Powerplant: two 14,000 hp General Electric T58-GE-10 turboshafts
Rotor span: 62 ft (18.9 m)
Length: 54 ft 9 in (16.7 m )
Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m)
Weight: 13,00 lbs (5,897 kg) empty; 21,000 lbs (9,525 kg) maximum
Armament: two MK 44/46 torpedoes,or depth- bombs (ASW)
Maximum Speed: 166 mph (267 km/h)
Combat radius: 250 miles (402 kilometers)
Service ceiling: 14,700 ft (4,485.5 m)

This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola,
SH-3G Sea King and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. SH-3G Sea King and Marker
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Location. 32° 47.416′ N, 79° 54.516′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Click for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The A-7E Corsair II (a few steps from this marker); E-1B Tracer (a few steps from this marker); F-8K Crusader (a few steps from this marker); A-6E Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); S-3B Viking (within shouting distance of this marker); F/A-18A Hornet (within shouting distance of this marker); Clamagore (SS-343) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Patriots Point ,SH-3G Sea King. Later versions of the Sea King have carried the designation Marine One transporting the President of the United States from the White House lawn to various locations. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. SH-3 Sea King From Wikipedia. Aircraft carriers always deployed the Sea King as the first aircraft in the air and
SH-3G Sea King , Rotor disc area: 280.47 m2 (3018 sq ft) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
3. SH-3G Sea King , Rotor disc area: 280.47 m2 (3018 sq ft)
the last to land serving in air operations as plane guard and SAR (Search and Recovery) for the fixed winged aircraft. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
 
SH-3G Sea King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 19, 2013
4. SH-3G Sea King Marker
SH-3G Sea King, on deck at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
5. SH-3G Sea King, on deck at right
SH-3G Sea King image. Click for full size.
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6. SH-3G Sea King
 
 
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