CH-53E Super Stallion

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K transporting F-35 between test sites Taken on Apr. 24, 2024 the impressive photos in this post show a… Read More

1 month ago

The story behind this photo of USS Austin amphibious transport ship being towed by a CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter

The CH-53 Super Stallion The CH-53 Super Stallion has been a workhorse around the world for the US Marine Corps… Read More

5 months ago

CH-53K King Stallion lifts F-35C Lightning II in external load test

The F-35C and rigging weighed about 22,000 pounds. The CH-53K is currently cleared to conduct a 27,000-pound external lift and… Read More

1 year ago

CH-53K King Stallion approved for Full Rate Production and deployment

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter has entered Full Rate Production and its deployment phase. The CH-53K King Stallion… Read More

1 year ago

Former Marine Infantry Rifleman explains why (except the VH-60 White Hawks flown by HMX-1) the USMC doesn’t use the Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter

One of the few military branches that does not use the iconic Black Hawk helicopter is the US Marine Corps.… Read More

2 years ago

CH-53K King Stallion first fleet mission was a tough operation to lift a MH-60S Knighthawk at 12,000 ft

VMX-1’s CH-53K detachment quickly examined the environmental conditions and conducted a quick feasibility assessment of support and determined that the… Read More

3 years ago

That time Kenny Loggins Witnessed Emergency Beach Landing of a USMC CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter

“I walked out there and said, ‘You’re in the ‘Danger Zone,’" Kenny Loggins. Taken on Apr. 15, 2015 the impressive… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

Check out the Sexy Paint Scheme worn by these USMC CH-53s during Operation Desert Storm

The photos are of 2 different aircraft, but there might have been as many as 4 aircraft painted up like… Read More

5 years ago

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,… Read More

5 years ago

Sikorsky awarded contract to support CH-53E Super Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters for the USMC And U.S. Navy

The contract will provide the vital and affordable support to the entire fleet until the introduction of the replacement aircraft,… Read More

6 years ago

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.… Read More

6 years ago

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,… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago


This CH-53 Super Stallion formation flight was performed to celebrate attaining the unit’s training requirements for this fiscal year Taken… Read More

7 years ago


The CH-53K King Stallion is aimed to replace the CH-53E Super Stallion, which has operated as the backbone of field… Read More

7 years ago