Camp Carroll's LZ and Things
that Fly
Photo by Carl Stone
Photos by Carl Stone
Photos by Carl Stone
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This was flying high to
avoid the SAM's and was
going west over Carroll,
only place that way was
Khe Sanh during the Siege
Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse, also known as "the Dog", and "the HUS"

Powerplant: One Wright R-1820-84B/D radial piston engine (1,525 hp)
Main rotor diameter: 56 feet (17.07 meters)
Length overall: 65 ft, 10 in. (20.06 meters)
Weight, empty: 7,750 lbs. (3,515 kg)
Height: 14 ft., 3.5 in. (4.36 meters)
Maximum allowable weight: 14,000 lbs. (6,350 kg)
Maximum level speed at sea level, at 13,000 lbs.: 106 knots (122 mph; 196 km/h)
Maximum rate of climb at sea level, at above AUW: 1,100 ft (33 meter)/minute
Service ceiling, at above AUW: 9,500 ft (2,900 meters)
Range with max fuel, 10% reserve, at above AUW: 214 nm (247 miles; 400 km)
Accomodations: 18 troops or 8 stretchers
Armament: transport aircraft (slicks) carried two single-crew operated
swivel-mounted 7.62mm NATO M-60 machineguns; gunships (stingers) carried two
18-rocket pods of 2.75-inch rockets, two fixed-mounted 7.62 NATO M-60
machineguns, and three single-crew operated swivel-mounted 7.62 NATO M-60
machineguns
Info on the UH_34D Helicopter from:
http://www.angelfire.com/de/HMM365Vietnam/acft.html
For us Marines the most common helicopter was that thing I thought looked like a
grasshopper the 34D, lets face it we had to make do with more equipment left over
from the Koren war then any of the other branches.
Photo by Carl Stone
Photos by Carl Stone
On Carrolls LZ This was the CH 46 helicopter, seen and used as much as the smaller 34D
below.
HQ Company 4th Marine Regiment
3rd Marine Division
Communications
Photos by Carl Stone
Photos by Carl Stone
Photos by Carl Stone
Photos by Carl Stone
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The name on the plane says it all "MARINES", he was hitting the
bad guys just outside Carroll and flying right over the camp.
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