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  • Del'd: 82 - 1962 to 2003






    Royal Thai Air Force S-58 H-34

    In RTAF service, the Sikorksy S-58 / H-34 was known as the B.H4, 63 having served from 1962-80. Survivors still noted at various bases and RTAF Museum. The RTAF also operated the Sikorsky S-58T, known locally as the B.H4k, some 19 serving from 1978-2003; 18 locally-converted from H-34; 19th transferred from Kaset.



    My father was with Sikorsky aircraft and was assigned as an advisor to the RTAF from 1969-1971 in Bangkok. We lived there in off-base housing. Their base was at Bang Sue in Bangkok. There is a RTAF squadron still there. I believe there was a squadron at Don Muang RTAFB also but am not sure. He used to help me climb up the left side and I could climb into the cockpit with the pilot. Quite a thrill for a six year old kid.


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    58-237 h-34a 1956     20151: RTAF reserialled as 20151, unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-934: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-934, 27Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-236 h-34a 1956     20153: RTAF reserialled as 20153, unk; dumped at Lopburi; sunk for +
    US Army Aviation 54-933: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-933, 26Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-349 h-34a 1956     20161: reserialled RTAF as 20161, unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-3010: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3010, 07Sep56; to CH-34C by Fe+
    58-1440 hus-1     20172: RTAF 1975
    US Marine Corps 149341: Sikorsky HUS-1; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; to Vietnam AF;+

    std MASDC 27Feb70; soc 22Apr70, TT 3,380 hours; gained +

    Air America H-85: Air America 1970

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 49341: South Vietnam Air Force 1974
    58-1786 hus-1     312: RTAF 1971
    US Marine Corps 153121: del USMC as UH-34D, 153121, unk; SOC 22Apr70.

    std MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 06Feb70; soc 22Apr70,+

    Air America H-84: Air America Dec70, to Thailand
    58-81 h-34a 1955     H.4-1/05: ch-34c xfer RTAF, H.4-1/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 53-4519: del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4519, 29Jul55; conv H-34C by J+
    58-236 h-34a 1956     H.4-10/05: xfer Royal Thai AF H.4-10/05, 17May62;
    US Army Aviation 54-933: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-933, 26Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-237 h-34a 1956     H.4-11/05: xfer Royal Thai AF as H.4-11/05, 17May62
    US Army Aviation 54-934: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-934, 27Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-367 h-34a 1956     H.4-12/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-12/05, 17May62; conv to VIP+
    US Army Aviation 54-3021: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3021, 05Oct56; to H-34C by Jan+
    58-568 h-34a 1957     H.4-13/05: xfer RTAF as H.4-13/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 55-4502: del US ARMY as H-34A, 55-4502, 04Jun57; to H-34C by Jan+
    58-82 h-34a 1955     H.4-2/05: xfer RTAF, H.4-2/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 53-4520: del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4520, 01Aug55; conv H-34C by J+
    58-180 h-34a 1956     H.4-3/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-3/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-910: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-910, 21Jan56; conv H-34C by Ja+
    58-181 h-34a 1956     H.4-4/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-4/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-911: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-911, 21Jan56; conv H-34C by Ja+
    58-215 h-34a 1956     H.4-5/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-5/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-924: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-924, 15Mar56; to H-34C by Sep6+
    58-349 h-34a 1956     H.4-53/10: xfer Royal Thai AF as H.4-53/10, 1967;
    US Army Aviation 54-3010: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3010, 07Sep56; to CH-34C by Fe+
    58-217 h-34a 1956     H.4-6/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Foprce as H.4-6/05, 17May62; asgd 63 Sqn+
    US Army Aviation 54-926: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-926, 15Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-219 h-34a 1956     H.4-7/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-7/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-928: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-928, 15Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-220 h-34a 1956     H.4-8/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-8/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-929: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-929, 15Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-221 h-34a 1956     H.4-9/05: xfer Royal Thai Air Force as H.4-9/05, 17May62; status unk.
    US Army Aviation 54-930: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-930, 15Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-236 h-34a 1956     H.4K-10/05: conv S-58T as H.4K-10/05, converted from 1980, delivery dela+
    US Army Aviation 54-933: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-933, 26Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-237 h-34a 1956     H.4K-11/05: s-58t conv S-58T as H.4K-11/05, 21Jun82
    US Army Aviation 54-934: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-934, 27Mar56; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-349 h-34a 1956     H.4K-53/10: s-58t conv S-58T/H.4K, serialled H.4K-53/10, 03Dec82;
    US Army Aviation 54-3010: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3010, 07Sep56; to CH-34C by Fe+
    58-1440 hus-1     H.4K-62/19: RTAF by 2001
    US Marine Corps 149341: Sikorsky HUS-1; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; to Vietnam AF;+

    std MASDC 27Feb70; soc 22Apr70, TT 3,380 hours; gained +

    Air America H-85: Air America 1970

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 49341: South Vietnam Air Force 1974
    58-1615 hus-1     H4-14/06: 1963
    US Army Aviation 63-8248: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8248; +
    58-1640 hus-1     H4-15/06: 1963
    US Army Aviation 63-8249: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8249; +
    58-1641 hus-1     H4-16/06: 1963
    US Army Aviation 63-8250: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8250; +
    58-1642 hus-1     H4-17/06: 1963
    US Army Aviation 63-8251: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8251; +
    58-1653 hus-1     H4-18/06: 1963
    US Army Aviation 63-8252: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8252; +
    58-1654 hus-1     H4-19/06: 1963
    US Army Aviation 63-8253: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8253; +
    58-1655 hus-1     H4-20/06: 1963
    US Army Aviation 63-8254: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8254; +
    58-1686 hus-1     H4-21/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-8255: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8255; +
    58-1687 hus-1     H4-22/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-8256: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8256; +
    58-1701 hus-1     H4-23/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-8257: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8257; +
    58-1702 hus-1     H4-24/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-8258: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8258; +
    58-1714 hus-1     H4-25/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-8259: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8259; +
    58-1730 hus-1     H4-26/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-13010: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13010;+
    58-1731 hus-1     H4-27/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-13011: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13011;+
    58-1734 hus-1     H4-28/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-13012: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13012;+
    58-1735 hus-1     H4-29/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-13013: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13013;+
    58-1736 hus-1     H4-30/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-13014: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13014;+
    58-1729 hus-1     H4-31/07: 1964
    US Army Aviation 63-13009: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13009;+
    58-1726 hus-1     H4-32/08: 1965
    US Army Aviation 63-13006: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13006;+
    58-1727 hus-1     H4-33/08: 1965
    US Army Aviation 63-13007: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13007;+
    58-1767 hus-1     H4-34/09: 1966
    US Marine Corps 153129: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USMC under MDAP as 153129; t+
    58-1019 h-34a     H4-42/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 57-1763: del US ARMY as H-34A, 57-1763, unk; to Royal Thai AF as+
    58-811 hus-1 1958     H4-57/12: 1969
    US Marine Corps 145743: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-811, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145+

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 145743: 17jun64
    58-1558 hus-1     H4-58/12: 1969
    US Marine Corps 150218: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1558, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 150+
    58-1292 hus-1     H4-59/12: 1969
    US Marine Corps 148756: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1292, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148+

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 148756: 17jun64
    58-1761 hus-1     H4-60/12: 1969
    United States Naval Aviation 152686: del USN as UH-34D, unk; SOC 30May68. [Note: Sometimes l+
    58-1480 hus-1     H4-61/19: 1976
    US Marine Corps 149378: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1480, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149+

    Air America H-83: 7dec70
    58-1788 hus-1     H4-63/19: 1976
    US Marine Corps 153123: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USMC under MDAP as 153123; t+

    Air America H-87: 23dec70
    58-178 h-34a 1956     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 54-908: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-908, 10Jan56; asgd Project "L+
    58-222 h-34a 1956     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 54-931: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-931, 15Mar56; Project "Lead Do+
    58-424 h-34a 1956     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 55-4466: del US ARMY as H-34A, 55-4466, 11Dec56; to H-34C by Jan+
    58-969 h-34a     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 57-1746: del US ARMY as H-34A, 57-1746, unk;
    58-1023 h-34a     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 57-1766: del US ARMY as H-34A, 57-1766, unk;
    58-902 h-34a 1958     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 57-1721: del US ARMY as H-34A, 57-1721, 09Jun58; soc 22nd Specia+
    58-296 h-34a 1956     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 54-2881: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2881, 13Jun56; to H-34C by Jan+
    58-360 h-34a 1956     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 54-3015: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3015, 05Oct56; Project "Lead D+
    58-383 h-34a 1956     H4-??/09: 1966
    US Army Aviation 54-3030: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3030, 03Nov56; to H-34C by Jan+
    58-94 h-34a 1955     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 53-4532: del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4532, 22Aug55; to CH-34C Dec62+
    58-96 h-34a 1955     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 53-4534: del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4534, 02Sep55; to CH-34C Jul64+
    58-137 h-34a 1955     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 54-890: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-890, 23Oct55; to H-34C by Jan+
    58-153 h-34a 1955     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 54-895: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-895, 22Nov55; to H-34C by Jan6+
    58-172 h-34a 1956     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 54-902: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-902, 05Jan56; conv CH-34C, Dec+

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 54-902: xfer VNAF as CH-34C, 54-902, unk; noted as King Bee, 19+
    58-286 h-34a 1956     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 54-2886: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2886, 05Jun56; to CH-34C Feb64+
    58-434 h-34a 1957     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 55-4475: US Army H-34A from 08Jan57; H-34C by Jan62; soc Shar+

    Last I saw this was at Fort Campbell Ky. with the 101st+
    58-318 h-34a 1956     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 54-2913: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2913, 02Jul56; to CH-34C by Fe+
    58-371 h-34a 1956     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 54-3024: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3024, 05Oct56; to CH-34C by Fe+
    58-339 h-34a 1956     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 54-3001: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3001, 04Sep56; to CH-34C Aug64+

    50s or 60s (?), stationed in Oberschleissheim, German+
    58-441 h-34a 1957     H4-??/10: 1967
    US Army Aviation 55-4480: US Army H-34A d/d 26Jan57; to H-34C by Jan62; soc Sharp+

    -1959, I crewed this chopper at Ft Campbell Kentucky. D+

    US Army; 1957 pictured with the 101st Aviation Co at Ft+
    58-1640 hus-1     H4K-15/06: s-58t 31may79
    US Army Aviation 63-8249: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8249; +
    58-1642 hus-1     H4K-17/06: s-58t 3oct80
    US Army Aviation 63-8251: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8251; +
    58-1655 hus-1     H4K-20/06: s-58t 28mar79
    US Army Aviation 63-8254: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8254; +
    58-1686 hus-1     H4K-21/07: s-58t 17apr79
    US Army Aviation 63-8255: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8255; +
    58-1701 hus-1     H4K-23/07: s-58t 19oct79
    US Army Aviation 63-8257: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-8257; +
    58-1731 hus-1     H4K-27/07: s-58t 2mar79
    US Army Aviation 63-13011: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13011;+
    58-1734 hus-1     H4K-28/07: s-58t 30aug82
    US Army Aviation 63-13012: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13012;+
    58-1729 hus-1     H4K-31/07: s-58t 20oct82
    US Army Aviation 63-13009: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USAF under MDAP as 63-13009;+
    58-1767 hus-1     H4K-34/09: s-58t 24jan78
    US Marine Corps 153129: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USMC under MDAP as 153129; t+
    58-1019 h-34a     H4K-42/09: s-58t 26jul83
    US Army Aviation 57-1763: del US ARMY as H-34A, 57-1763, unk; to Royal Thai AF as+
    58-1558 hus-1     H4K-58/12: s-58t 8mar79
    US Marine Corps 150218: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1558, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 150+
    58-1292 hus-1     H4K-59-12: s-58t 11mar81
    US Marine Corps 148756: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1292, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148+

    South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 148756: 17jun64
    58-1480 hus-1     H4K-61/19: s-58t 21jan80
    US Marine Corps 149378: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1480, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149+

    Air America H-83: 7dec70
    58-1788 hus-1     H4K-63/19: s-58t 18jul80
    US Marine Corps 153123: Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USMC under MDAP as 153123; t+

    Air America H-87: 23dec70


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