Sikorsky CH-37C 'Mojave'


  Base model:H-37
  Equivalent to: HR2S-1 HR2S1HR2S-1
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Transport
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  Length: 64' 3" 19.5 m
  Height:22' 6.7 m
  Wingspan: 72' 21.9 m
  Gross Weight: 31,000 lb 14,058 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-54
  Horsepower (each): 1900

  Range: 145 miles 233 km
  Max Speed: 130 mph 209 km/h 112 kt
  Ceiling: 8,700 ft 2,651 m

Examples of this type may be found at
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

CH-37C on display

National Museum of Naval Aviation


Recent comments by our visitors
 Bob Walker
 Arlington, WA
19th Avn Co 66-68. I was a jack of all trades, airfield driver, mail clerk mess hall clerk. I still remember CWO Kanode and CWO Cox. They flew me out to Seoul (brain lock the main airfield) for a fifth each. I never forgot that flight with the crew chief and his spot light on the rotor (guts?) and his squirt of oil here and there. Man they make noise. Good times! I also remember SFC Benjamin, what a great guy. I remember when I first got assigned I learned about Crash Wicker and saw the duce &a half with all that remained.....not much.
08/15/2013 @ 20:50 [ref: 68017]
 Jerry Ogles
 Enterprise, AL
The series of photos of the crash of a CH 37 on the Taein Peninsula in Korea was made by an infantry lieutenant who was watching the CH 37 drop a Howitzer on a nearby ridgeline. One engine failed on very short final. The crew had no time to punch the load prior to impact. Only on minor injury. The pilot was CW2 Brian Arsenault and the co-pilot was WO1 Robert Bohannon. I flew a CH 37 recovery ship to the scene, but there was nothing to recovery but the crew.
07/09/2013 @ 07:59 [ref: 67939]
 Jerry L. Ogles
 Enterprise, AL
I served in the 19th Avn Co at Camp Humphreys, Korea from 1968-70. I flew the CH-37's and flew some of the last remaining 37's from Korea to Kisarazu (Tokyo Bay) in 1969. This was a great aircraft and the ASE (automatic stabilization equipment) was far beyond it time for this aircraft. We could fly from Pusan across the East Sea to Fukuoka and never touch the controls. Many great stories in my memory of that aircraft. The aircraft that crashed and burned was flown by CW2 Brian Arsenault and it went down on the Taein Peninsula about 40 miles west of Camp Humphreys. I flew the recovery ship. The 37 burned completely up in less than three minutes due to the titanium and zinc content of its fuselage. I have the photos of the crash in progress. CW2 Arsenault lives about five blocks from me in Entrerprise, Alabama (near Ft Rucker).

06/24/2013 @ 08:54 [ref: 67907]
 Nickolas Ivanoff
 Van Nuys, CA
I served 19th. Trans. Co. Korea 1965=1966 on CH37B, Mechanic,Crew Chief, Flight Engineer
09/24/2012 @ 13:12 [ref: 67247]
 phillip wiley
 , WV
was in Korea 65-68 was there when the one crashed near Soul and burnt wasn't much left except the engines thik some where I still have a couple of old slide of it. I crewed the 21
11/11/2011 @ 06:25 [ref: 50154]
 ron hodges
 nixa, MO
I was in the 19th trans in korea in 1963 and went to viet nam .I returned to Korea in Apr 64.I was also there in 68 and 69.
09/17/2011 @ 16:44 [ref: 49095]
 Chocowinity, NC
Just wanted to say hello to the men who served in the 19th Trans, Korea 1964-65. I was mostly a sling Man working under the 37's .
02/23/2011 @ 09:45 [ref: 36279]
 Arthur Lillard
 Boise, ID

In the fall of 1957 as a private in the 506th 1st ABG of the 101st airborne, I was among a group of infantryman ordered to get our weapons, and directed to the motorpool area where there were three or four helicopters, we were given brief instructions, that we were to board the aircraft and fly to the Yamoto DZ Which is on Ft Campbell), upon landing we were to disembark with wepons and hit the ground as if in combat (squad Tactics), they also told us not to be looking at the dignitaries in the stands, we landed and double timed off the DZ as instructed, I didn't think much about it until Vietnam started and they started using helicopters to move troops. We must have been part of a demo, I later learned they were Sikorsky CH 37 Mojave aircraft.
01/23/2011 @ 21:04 [ref: 35861]
 Donald Gatewood
 Virginia Beach, VA
My father was a CH-37 pilot stationed at Holloman Air Base, New Mexico, 1960-1962 where he intercepted missiles fired from the White Sands Missile Range by the parachutes with suspended hooks from the front of the chopper. Does anyone know anymore history of the Mojave there during this time? Did anyone know my father CW2 Clarence (Cal) Gatewood?
04/07/2010 @ 10:41 [ref: 25989]
 Mike Campbell
 Staten Island, NY
I flew in 37s with the 19th Avn. in Korea in 1969, just before they were replaced by Chinooks in which I also crewed. They were the last of an era of heavy helicopter flight and I was glad that I was able to experience them. Although the first flight I was on I was pulled off of to assemble wall lockers for the new Chinook company that was coming and the ship crashed while carring a sling load. All aboard survived butn it definitely was a wake up call for a newbie in country.
02/25/2007 @ 10:25 [ref: 15664]


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