H53

SIKORSKY TH-53

Aircraft
Name
TH-53
Manufacturer
Wing
Rotary
Tail
Four-blade tail rotor
WTC
M
Type Code
H2T
Engine
Turboshaft
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Above cabin
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
SIKORSKY MH-53J
SIKORSKY MH-53H
VFW CH-53G
SIKORSKY TH-53
SIKORSKY Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY Yasur
SIKORSKY VH-53 Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY CH-53A Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY HH-53
SIKORSKY CH-53A Yasur
SIKORSKY CH-53C
SIKORSKY CH-53D Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY CH-53G
SIKORSKY S-65 Yasur
SIKORSKY S-65
SIKORSKY RH-53 Sea Stallion

H53

The Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low series is a long-range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the United States Air Force. The series was upgraded from the HH-53B/C, variants of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion. The HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant was initially developed to replace the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant. The helicopters later transitioned to Special Operations missions. The U.S. Air Force's MH-53J/M fleet was retired in September 2008 and was replaced by the CV-22B Osprey.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
21.90 m
Length (metric)
28.00 m
Height (metric)
7.60 m
Powerplant

2 x T64-GE-100 turboshaft, 3,230 kW each.

Engine Model(s)
General Electric T64
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
19000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
2180 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
210 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
150
Range
475 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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