H53S

SIKORSKY CH-53E Super Stallion

Aircraft
Name
CH-53E Super Stallion
Manufacturer
Wing
Rotary
Tail
Four-blade tail rotor
WTC
M
Type Code
H3T
Engine
Turboshaft
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Above cabin
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
SIKORSKY Super Stallion
SIKORSKY Sea Dragon
SIKORSKY S-80
SIKORSKY CH-53E Super Stallion
SIKORSKY MH-53E Sea Dragon

H53S

The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. It was developed from the CH-53 Sea Stallion, mainly by adding a third engine. Sailors and Marines commonly refer to the Super Stallion as the Hurricane Maker because of the downwash the helicopter generates. It was built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps. The less common MH-53E Sea Dragon fills the United States Navy's need for long range mine sweeping or Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) missions, and perform heavy-lift duties for the Navy. The CH-53E/MH-53E are designated S-80 by Sikorsky.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
24.00 m
Length (metric)
30.20 m
Height (metric)
8.46 m
Powerplant

3 x General Electric T64-GE-416/416A turboshaft, 3,270 kW each

Engine Model(s)
General Electric T64
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
33339 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
2500 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
150 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
185
Range
1120 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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