Smithsonian Adds UH-34D to Helicopter Exhibit

By James T. McKenna | June 26, 2007
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A U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky Aircraft UH-34D joined Washington-area residents for an early-morning commute today. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum trucked the 1961-era workhorse around the Washington Beltway from its old Garber Restoration Facility in Maryland to its expansive exhibit center at Washington’s Dulles International Airport. The aircraft, donated by the Marines in 1974, is painted in the colors of Marine Medium Helicopter Sqdn. 163. One of that unit’s aircraft was featured on the cover of the April 16, 1965 issue of Life magazine, which is considered an introduction to the American public of the role the helicopter would play in the Vietnam War. For related news


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