Tag: CH-53E Super Stallion

Check out video and photos of Elephant Walk conducted by USMC MV-22Bs and CH-53Es to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Twenty seven MV-22Bs and 16 CH-53Es with MAG 16, 3rd MAW, lined up as part of the mass flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., on Jun. 6, 2019. Elephant Walk USMC style. Twenty seven MV-22Bs and 16 CH-53Es with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), line up...
Sikorsky Secures Contract To Build 12 LRIP CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters
The CH-53K is the only aircraft able to provide the USMC with the heavy-lift capability it needs to meet future operational requirements for the vertical lift mission. On May 17, 2019 the Naval Air Systems Command awarded a $1.3 billion Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lots 2 and 3 contract for 12 aircraft...
These USMC CH-53s wore a Sexy Paint Scheme during Operation Desert Storm
The photos are of 2 different aircraft, but there might have been as many as 4 aircraft painted up like these during Operation Desert Storm. The interesting photos in this post feature U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters sporting quite a sexy paint scheme.
CH-53K IOC pushed back to 2021 for multiple design deficiencies
CH-53K testers have discovered “airspeed indication anomalies, low reliability of the main rotor gearbox, hot gas impingement on aircraft structures, tail boom and tail rotor structural problems, overheating of main rotor dampers.” The initial operational capability (IOC) date of the CH-53K won’t occur this December, a report from the office...
USMC CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters perform impressive formation flight
The contract will provide the vital and affordable support to the entire fleet until the introduction of the replacement aircraft, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, was awarded a performance-based logistics contract with a value of $717 million. The contract will provide supply and logistics support to the entire fleet of in-service CH-53E Super Stallion and...
Thunderbirds pilot killed in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base
The F-16 crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. during routine training on the Nevada Test and Training Range A U.S. Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed on Apr. 4, 2018 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Las Vegas. According to the service news release "a Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over...
USMC suffers the losses of two aircraft in less than 24 hours: CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter and AV-8B Harrier jet crashes
All four crew members aboard the CH-53E are presumed dead while the AV-8B pilot ejected safely As reported by Military.com, on Apr. 4, 2018 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near El Centro, a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The aircraft crashed during a Southern California training mission and all...
Video shows Sikorsky CH-53K completing an external lift of a 36,000-pound payload
The Sikorsky CH-53K can carry a 27,000 lb. external load over 110 nautical miles in high/hot conditions, which is more than triple the external load carrying capacity of the legacy CH-53E aircraft As shown by the interesting video in this post, by completing an external lift of a 36,000-pound payload at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center on Feb. 10, 2018,...
USMC CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters perform impressive formation flight
This CH-53 Super Stallion formation flight was performed to celebrate attaining the unit’s training requirements for this fiscal year Taken on Sep. 22, 2017 the impressive pictures in this post show CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 (HMHT-302) conducting a formation flight at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina. As...
CH-53K IOC pushed back to 2021 for multiple design deficiencies
The CH-53K King Stallion is aimed to replace the CH-53E Super Stallion, which has operated as the backbone of field logistics for the USMC since the mid-1980s On Apr. 4, 2017 the Pentagon has approved the U.S. Navy’s request for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program to enter into the Production and Deployment. “We have just successfully launched the...

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