This model is a version of S-58 H-34
c/n 58-844 Year 1958 to 1978 ---- 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 Commercial UH-60 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 Super Jolly HH-53H HH-60G Pave Hawk HH-60H Rescue Hawk HH-60J Jayhawk HH-60M Black Hawk HH-60U HH-60W Jolly Green II 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 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 Raider X RH-3A Sea King RH-53A RH-53D S-46 / VS-300 S-48 S-50 S-51 / R-5 / H-5 S-52 H-18 HO5S S-52-1 S-52-2 S-52-3 S-53 XHJS S-54 S-55 S-55 H-19 S-55A S-55B S-55C S-55T S-56 H-37 S-57 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 Nuri 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-63 S-64 CH-54 S-64A S-64B S-65 H-53 S-65-40 S-65C-1 S-65C-2 S-65C-3 S-69 XH-59 S-70 Firehawk S-70 H-60 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-5 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-70M Black Hawk S-76 S-76A S-76B S-76C S-76D S-80 H-53E S-80M-1 S-92 S-92A S-92A VVIP S-92B S-92F S-97 Raider SB>1 Defiant 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 White Hawk 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 --- Helicopter Sikorsky H-34A Choctaw Serial 58-844 Register FAN519 57-1700 used by Fuerza Aerea de Nicaragua (Nicaraguan Air Force) US Army Aviation. Built 1958. Aircraft history and location
ID New Layout 57-1700 US Army Aviation Sikorsky CH-34C Choctaw del US ARMY as H-34A, 09Apr58 conv CH-34C, Jan64 soc Atlanta Government Depot, May71 xfer Mississippi National Guard, Jul71-Jun74 wfu & xfer to MASDC as XJ0189, 30sep74 soc 29Jun75 Mississippi National Guard 57-1700 US Army Aviation 1966 Ansbach / Katterbach 1964- asg A Company 504th Aviation Battalion, 4th Armored Division as a VIP was placed in storage , Katterbach Germany (Ansbach Army Airfield) 57-1700 US Army Aviation 12jun68 Torino Caselle Salone Aeronautica in static display area of the 3rd Salone dell Aeronautica e dello Spazio
at Turin/Caselle airport, Unfortunately the show was discontinued after the 1972 edition.
As you can note, this Choctaw was wearing the badge of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force (SETAF), the winged San Marco Lion with open book over a three-color shield, and was then based at Verona/Boscomantico airport, in the Veneto region.
In origin, this winged lion was the symbol of the Republic of Venice in peace time, when a war was under way the book was closed. The same symbol was used by the Italian 87th Squadriglia during World War I. The Ansaldo SVA biplanes of this unit, under the command of poet-warrior Gabriele d Annunzio, performed a leaflet bombing over Wien in the closing period of the Great War. A true forerunner of the psychological air warfare. FAN519 Fuerza Aerea de Nicaragua
For FAN519 see also: hss-1n c/n 58-886 Sikorsky S-58T conv S-58T, unk del Nicaraguan AF as FAN519, unk w/o 17Nov78. reported by JH Helicopter Services, Jun99.