Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. Specifications. A photo.

Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion - a heavy-cargo transport American helicopter, developed by «Sikorsky Aircraft» in 2015 year.

Photo Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

This aircraft was designed by US aircraft manufacturers as a worthy replacement helicopters of this model of previous generations. In particular, the American engineers were able to optimize the design of high quality helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, to provide multi-purpose use of the aircraft, as well as, in essence, make the helicopter more perfect in the operational plan.

The exterior design of the helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion has not changed compared to previous versions, however, at the same time acquired a number of additional elements, is not technically affect the operation of the aircraft, but in fact, provide a high aerodynamic performance.

Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion photo

Like the previous versions, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter is considered exclusively as a cargo and cargo aircraft, applicable mainly to the needs of the US Air Force. Depending on the objectives pursued, on board the helicopter can accommodate up to 55 people, or equivalent in the amount of space occupied by the amount of cargo. However, the load capacity of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter has largely increased, and as noted by American aircraft manufacturers, if necessary, the helicopter can transport on its board or on an external coupler up to 15900 kilogram of payload, including this To the possibility of transportation by air of various kinds of large-sized objects, equipment, etc.

The armament present in the helicopter does not allow it to engage in open combat clashes, however, if such a need arises, the helicopter can provide fire support from the air and very effectively deal with enemy light armored vehicles, aided by the presence of three large-caliber 12,7 mm. machine guns.

Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

The power plant of the helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion has undergone a number of significant changes. It uses three turboshaft aircraft engines General Electric GE38-1B, each of which is able to develop power in 7500 hp, which is one of the reasons for the relatively high load capacity of this aircraft. The flight speed of this aircraft has also increased significantly, and now the cruising figure is 315 km / h, while the maximum flight speed can reach 345 km / h. As for the maximum range of flight, the reverse changes occurred - the maximum distance to which this model can fly is reduced to 865 kilometers, however, as before, if necessary, the helicopter can be additionally refueled during the flight.

Despite the fact that the actual development of the aircraft is over, in series production model Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion appears to 2018 year.

Specifications Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion.

  • Crew: 5 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 55 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 30,2 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 8,46 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 24 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 15070 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 33600 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 315 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 345 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 865 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4900 m .;
  • Powerplant: 3 × General Electric GE38-1B (depending on version);
  • Power: 3 × 7500 hp (Depending on version).

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