Sikorsky HOS4 USCGItem Number: C1430
The HO4S helicopters extended the Coast Guards rescue capabilities far beyond what was imagined 20 years prior. Although underpowered by today's standards it was the first operational helicopter capable of carrying multiple survivors in a cabin and carry heavy loads. It had a rescue hoist capable of lifting 400 pounds. It proved, beyond all doubt, the capabilities and value of the helicopter for Coast Guard operations.