Sikorsky CH-54A 'Skycrane'

Notes: Sikorsky model S-64A with 20, 000 pound lift capacity. 1 main lifting rotor, 1 ANTI-TORQUE tail rotor, tricycle landing gear. Limited flight controls for AFT-FACING pilot during winch operations. Sin
  Base model:H-54
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Transport
  Crew:Pilot, Co-Pilot, 3rd aft pilot

  Length: 88' 6" 26.9 m
  Height:18' 7" 5.6 m
  Wingspan: 72' 21.9 m
  Wingarea: 4,070.0 sq ft 378.0 sq m
  Empty Weight: 19,234 lb 8,722 kg
  Gross Weight: 41,998 lb 19,047 kg
  Max Weight: 42,000 lb 19,047 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney JFTD12-4A
  Horsepower (each): 4500

  Range: 230 miles 370 km
  Cruise Speed: 105 mph 169 km/h 91 kt
  Max Speed: 126 mph 202 km/h 109 kt
  Climb: 1,330 ft/min 405 m/min
  Ceiling: 9,000 ft 2,743 m

Known serial numbers
66-18408 / 66-18413, 67-18414 / 67-18431, 68-18432 / 68-18461

Examples of this type may be found at
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
United States Army Aviation MuseumOzarkAlabama

CH-54A on display

Pima Air & Space Museum

United States Army Aviation Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Johnnie Berry
 Custer, KY
I forgot to put my E-_Mail Address.My E-Mail address is jberry@bbtel.com
10/07/2014 @ 16:13 [ref: 68689]
 Johnnie Berry
 Custer, KY
I am trying to build a personnel data base of the first 478th aviation company personnel and the 382nd Maintenance detachment that arrived In South Vietnam in 1965.Need names, rank and unit sent to me on E-MAIL
10/07/2014 @ 05:14 [ref: 68688]
 Mark Vosel
 Montgomery, AL
Johnnie Berry,my dad is the Capt. Vosel you mention. He retired a LTC, and both he and my mom are doing well living on a cattle farm about 15 miles from Ft. Rucker. Both are 83 yrs old and doing quite well.
11/11/2013 @ 16:53 [ref: 68160]
 Robert Rohde
 Dothan, AL
Ted Jenkins.
Thought I would see you at the 2009 CH-54 reunion in Virginia. I was crewchief with Charles Gargulis on #418 in 67-68. I have a picture of you in the hammock waiting for weather to clear at Phu Bai. We left before the weather completely cleared because of a motor attach on the base. I think we broke a record for stowing the hammock, run-up, and takeoff. As a matter of fact, I jumped on the step to get in as the struts were extending. We may even beat #205. not sure.

12/09/2010 @ 14:25 [ref: 34104]
 , NC
Ted, I have you in my contacts. Not sure why It keeps bouncing your email. Hopefully next try will work. Thanks for attempting to get the pics to me.
10/30/2010 @ 07:53 [ref: 32600]
 Ted Jenkins, CW4(ret)
 , TN
Kim, I tried several times to send you the pictures I have of Charles and each time my email would get bounced. I believe it may be your AOL blocking spam or names not in your address book.
10/02/2010 @ 10:04 [ref: 31093]
 Gail Martin
 , CT
I was with the 382nd TC Det/478th AVN stationed at Red Beach, Danang RVN at the time of the incident. The only member of the flight crew that I can actually remember was Phil Shafer. If you do a search on "CH54 A Shau Valley" or 478th Aviation Company there are some sites with info about the incident.You might also contact the Skycrane Association. They may have member(s) that may remember your husband's uncle.
07/05/2010 @ 13:31 [ref: 26982]
 , NC
My husbands uncle flew this copter in Vietnam. He was shot down on 19 Apr 68. His name was Charles worth Millard. Anyone having any info or pics on him please contact me.
05/22/2010 @ 15:03 [ref: 26410]
 Gail Martin
 , CT
Anyone interested in more skycrane info can go to ch54skycrane.com There are pics there and other info.I've got some pics there and if anyone can identify some of the guys in them it would be appreciated.
04/27/2010 @ 14:58 [ref: 26096]
 Johnnie Berry SP-5 US Army 1959=-19
 Custer, KY
Robert the tail number was 64-14205 instead of 208 April of 1968.It was hit with 37mm fire .
01/13/2010 @ 15:53 [ref: 25564]


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