Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion. Specifications. A photo.


Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - heavy military helicopter developed by aircraft manufacturer «Sikorsky Aircraft» in 1974, commissioned by the US Air Force.


Photo Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion


The first development project of the military helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion started by American aircraft manufacturers in 1971 year, while, in their appearance, the aircraft has virtually 100% similarity with the helicopter model Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low, but flight-technical terms, this version is more effective.

To ensure a higher carrying capacity and capacity, the length of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was further increased by American aircraft builders, which in turn increased the operational capabilities of this aircraft, although to a greater extent, the helicopter was still being used as a transport aircraft. And as a search and rescue aircraft. In addition, since the helicopter has a sufficiently large amount of free space on board, it can carry quite large groups of landing units, and in fact, be used as an evacuation air.


Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion photo


To participate in open combat helicopter model Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is not used because of the lack of a sufficiently powerful weapons. If necessary, the helicopter can be equipped with two heavy machine guns for air cover and destruction of light armored equipment of the enemy, however, due to its very large dimensions, it is also a distinct target.

Depending on version, the helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion can carry on its board of 37 to 55 people, while, in case of need, the helicopter can also carry on their board and all kinds of loads, and, as in the inner space, so and the outer mount, which is often used for the evacuation of damaged equipment from the zone of combat operations. Maximum load capacity of the aircraft is more than 18 thousand kilograms, which in turn provides opportunities to conduct the operation of this model.


Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion


The power plant of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter consists, depending on the modification, of either two or three turboshaft engines of the General Electric T64-GE-416 / 416A version, each of which is capable of developing power up to 4380 hp, which and is the main consequence of the high payload of this aircraft. The speed of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is also very acceptable, and depending on the number of engines used and their total power, it can reach 328 km / h. The flight range of this aircraft is about 1 thousand kilometers, while without load, the helicopter can cover distances up to 1835 kilometers.

Over the years the production version of the helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is available in several different versions:

  • Sikorsky YCH-53E - Helicopter prototype, equipped with two turboshaft engines;
  • Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion - Basic production version of the aircraft used by the US Navy and Air Force;
  • Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon - A modified version of the US Navy developed on request;
  • Sikorsky VH-53F - Draft version of the presidential helicopter;
  • Sikorsky S-80E Super Stallion - Export version of the helicopter;
  • Sikorsky S-80M Super Stallion - Export version shipped to Japan.


Specifications Sikorsky CH-53E Super 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: 15071 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 33300 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 285 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 328 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5640 m .;
  • Power plant: 3 × General Electric T64-GE-416 / 416A (depending on modification);
  • Power: 3 × 4380 hp (Depending on version).


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