---- s-58 H-34 in service ---- -- - United Nations - s-58 H-34 AR - FAA (Argentine Air Force) - s-58 H-34 AR - Helicopteros Marinos - s-58 H-34 BE - Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force) - S-58C BR - Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) - s-58 H-34 BR - Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy) - s-58 H-34 BR - Líder Aviação (Lider Taxi Aereo) - S-58T CA - Okanagan Helicopters Ltd - s-58 H-34 CA - Royal Canadian Air Force (1945-1968) - CH-126 Choctaw CL - Armada de Chile (Chilean Navy) - s-58 H-34 DE - Heeresflieger (German Army Aviation) - s-58 H-34 DE - Marineflieger (German Navy ) - s-58 H-34 FR - Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) - s-58 H-34 GL - Air Greenland - s-58 H-34 IL - Heil Ha'Avir (Israeli Air Force) - s-58 H-34 IT - Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) - s-58 H-34 JP - JMSDF (Japanese Navy) - s-58 H-34 JP - CG (Japanese Coast Guard) - HSS-1 / SH-34G Seabat JP - CG (Japanese Coast Guard) - HUS-1 / UH-34D Seahorse LA - Lao People's Armed Forces - s-58 H-34 NL - Marine Luchtvaartdienst (Royal Netherlands Navy) - s-58 H-34 TH - Royal Thai Air Force - s-58 H-34 UK - British Airways Helicopters - s-58 H-34 UK - British European Airways - s-58 H-34 UK - Westland - s-58 H-34 US - 5 State Helicopters, Inc - s-58 H-34 US - Air America - s-58 H-34 US - Carson Helicopters - s-58 H-34 US - Chicago Helicopter Airways - S-58C US - New York Airways - S-58C US - State of California - s-58 H-34 US - US Air Force - s-58 H-34 US - US Army Aviation - s-58 H-34 US - US Coast Guard - HH-34F Seahorse US - US Marine Corps - HUS-1Z / VH-34D Seahorse US - US Marine Corps - s-58 H-34 US - US Navy - s-58 H-34 UY - Aviacion Naval Uruguaya (Uruguayan Navy) - s-58 H-34 V1 - KLVNCH (South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975)) - s-58 H-34 --- Other Model --- ---- Select sikorsky Model ---- AH-60L CH-124 Sea King CH-126 Choctaw CH-148 Cyclone CH-34C Choctaw CH-3B CH-3C CH-3E CH-53A Sea Stallion CH-53C CH-53D Sea Stallion CH-53E Super Stallion CH-53K King Stallion CH-54A Tarhe CH-54B Tarhe EH-60A QuickFix Fire King H-19A Chickasaw H-19B Chickasaw H-19C Chickasaw H-19D Chickasaw H-19D-3 H-19D-4 H-34A Choctaw H-34G III H-34G.I H-34G.II H-37A Mojave H-60 Unmanned HH-34F Seahorse HH-34J Choctaw HH-3A Big Mother HH-3E Jolly Green Giant HH-3F Pelican HH-52A Sea Guard HH-53B HH-53C HH-53H HH-60G Pave Hawk HH-60H Rescue Hawk HH-60J Jayhawk HH-60M Black Hawk HH-60W CRH-60 HNS-1 HO4S-1 HO4S-2 HO4S-3 HO4S-3G HO5S-1 HO5S-1G HR2S-1 HR2S-1W HRS-1 HRS-2 HRS-3 HRS-3Z HSS-1 / SH-34G Seabat HSS-1F / SH-34H HSS-1N / SH-34J Seabat HSS-2 Sea King HUS-1 / UH-34D Seahorse HUS-1A / UH-34E HUS-1L / LH-34D HUS-1Z / VH-34D Seahorse JMR JUH-60A MH-53E Sea Dragon MH-53J MH-53M Pave Low IV MH-60G Pave Hawk MH-60K Black Hawk MH-60L Black Hawk MH-60M Black Hawk MH-60R Seahawk MH-60S Seahawk MH-60T Jayhawk NH-3A R-4 Hoverfly R-6 RAH-66 Comanche RH-3A Sea King RH-53A RH-53D s-51 / R-5 / H-5 s-52 H-18 HO5S S-52-1 S-52-2 S-52-3 S-53 XHJS S-55 s-55 H-19 S-55A S-55B S-55C S-55T s-56 H-37 s-58 H-34 S-58B S-58C S-58D S-58T s-59 XH-39 s-60 s-61 H-3 S-61A S-61A-1 S-61A-4 S-61A-5 S-61B S-61D-1 S-61D-2 S-61D-3 S-61D-4 S-61L S-61N S-61N Mk.II S-61R S-61T Triton S-61V s-62 HH-52 S-62A S-62B s-64 CH-54 S-64A S-64E s-65 H-53 S-65-40 S-65C-1 S-65C-2 S-65C-3 s-69 XH-59 s-70 H-60 S-70A Firehawk S-70A-1 Desert Hawk S-70A-11 Black Hawk S-70A-14 S-70A-17 Yarasa S-70A-18 Black Hawk S-70A-19 Black Hawk S-70A-21 Black Hawk S-70A-24 Black Hawk S-70A-26 Black Hawk S-70A-27 Black Hawk S-70A-28 Yarasa S-70A-30 Black Hawk S-70A-32 S-70A-33 S-70A-34 Black Hawk S-70A-36 Black Hawk S-70A-39 Black Hawk S-70A-41 Black Hawk S-70A-42 Black Hawk S-70A-43 Black Hawk S-70A-50 Black Hawk S-70A-55 Black Hawk S-70A-9 Black Hawk S-70B S-70B-1 Seahawk S-70B-2 Seahawk S-70B-28 Seahawk S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk S-70B-7 Seahawk S-70C S-70i Black Hawk s-76 S-76A S-76B S-76C S-76D s-80 H-53E S-80M-1 s-92 Helibus S-92A S-92A VVIP S-92F s-97 Raider SH-3A Sea King SH-3D Sea King SH-3G Sea King SH-3H Sea King SH-60B Seahawk SH-60F Oceanhawk TH-53A UH-34G Seabat UH-3H Sea King UH-60A Black Hawk UH-60L Black Hawk UH-60M Black Hawk UH-60V Black Hawk VH-34A/C Choctaw VH-3A Sea King VH-3D Sea King VH-53D VH-60N Whitehawk VH-92A Whirlwind HAR.21 Whirlwind HAS.22 X2 XHR2S-1 XHSS-1 YCH-53A YCH-53E YCH-54A YH-18 YH-19 --- Other Models ---
Sikorsky began work on the S-58 in 1951 as a general purpose utility machine and as a more capable anti-submarine platform for the US Navy, to follow the
. It differed principally in a larger cabin area directly under the main gearbox - still driven by an oblique shaft from the nose mounted engine - the considerably more powerful R-1820-84 piston radial. It had a 4 bladed main rotor, a lower level foldable boom on which was mounted the port-side 4 bladed tail rotor and a tripod undercarriage (with tail wheel). It first flew in prototype on 8 Mar 1954 and the first production airframe flew on 20 Sep 1954.
Model Year History XHSS-1 1953 Sikorsky S-58 prototype anti-submarine helicopter desigmated XHSS-1 by USN. Four built. HSS-1 / SH-34G Seabat 1954 Sikorsky production S-58 for anti-submarine warfare, desgnated HSS-1 / SH-34G by USN. HUS-1 / UH-34D Seahorse 1954 HUS-1/UH-34D Seahorse was the utility version of the HSS-1/SH-34G Seabat with early bent leg / torsion bar undercarriage. Production began in 19 ... CH-126 Choctaw 1955 Sikorsky S-58B (H-34A) in Canadian service H-34A Choctaw 1955 S-58B 1955 HUS-1L / LH-34D 1956 Factory winterized version of HUS-1 used by VXE-6 for Operation DEEP FREEZE support in Antartica. Seven produced. SA S-58 1956 S-58C 1956 H-34G.I 1957 HSS-1F / SH-34H 1957 Sikorsky HSS-1 fitted with two GE YT-58 turbine engines as test bed for HSS-2 prototype. Redesignated SH-34H in Oct62. HUS-1A / UH-34E 1957 HUS-1Z / VH-34D Seahorse 1957 VH-34A/C Choctaw 1957 HSS-1N / SH-34J Seabat 1958 Night/Bad weather version of the HSS-1 with improved avionics and autopilot, re-designated SH-34J in 1962 Many airframes later converted to UH-34J by removal of ASW gear. westland wessex 1958 the sikorsky s-58 (ff 8 mar 1954) entered usn service late 1955 as the hss-1. this looked a good bet for the uk admiralty, which had been searchi ... H-34G.II 1959 HH-34F Seahorse 1959 Original designated HUS-1G, search & rescue version of HUS-1 / UH-34D Seahorse for US Coast Guard. Six built CH-34C Choctaw 1962 Improved H-34A for US Army and export under MDAP. UH-34G Seabat 1962 Conversion of HSS-1 / SH-34G by US Navy into utility version by removing ASW equipment. H-34G III 1963 S-58D 1964 S-58T 1970 First flight on August 1970, the S-58T is an old airframe converted to turboshaft power using different versions of the Pratt & Whitney Canada ... HH-34J Choctaw 1971 Former US Navy aircraft transferred to AFRES rescue squadrons