Sikorsky s-64 CH-54


1962

Derived from s-60

1962





Sikorsky s-64 CH-54

The S-64 Skycrane is an twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter designed as an enlarged version of the prototype Flying Crane S-60. First flew on May 9, 1962 was followed by two further examples for evaluation by the German armed forces. The Germans did not place an order, but the US Army bought it as the CH-54 Tarhe. The S-64 Aircrane is the current production version, manufactured by the Erickson Air-Crane company.
Missing S-64E c/n 64-068 & 64-069 order cancelled by civil operator, airframes not built. Sikorsky S-64B/CH-54B asgd US Army serials 71-18491/18498; contract cancelled by US Army; airframes not built. Last Sikorsky built S-64E, c/n 64-101 rebuilt by Erickson as c/n 64-1001.


Model News

Erickson Summer 2017 Update, 17-Aug-17 : Erickson’ S-64 Aircrane Helitanker fleet deployed to British Columbia in Canada, California, Greece, Turkey and Australia in this 2017 so far.

Erickson to Build S-64E for Korea Forest Service, 12-Mar-17 : Erickson has received an order to build its first S-64 Aircrane in eight years. South Korea Forest Service to receive the firefighting helicopter by December this year

Erickson 2 Years in Malaysia for Timber Harvesting, 17-Aug-16 : Erickson S-64E aircrane to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia

Erickson and Kestrel Extension in Australia, 08-Aug-16 : Kestrel awarded a $24M two-year contract extension with NAFC for 6 firefighting Erickson S-64E helicopters in different locations throughout Australia

S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blades First Flight, 25-Jul-16 : Erickson and Helicopter Transport Services (HTS) announce first flight of its advanced composite main rotor blades for the S-64/CH-54 helicopter

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Specifications

Engine: 2 x PW T73-P-1 4500shp
Capacity: 2 + 1
Length: (m) 21.4
Height: (m) 5.67
Blades: 6
Rotor diam.: (m) 21.95
Disc area: (m2) 378
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 8724     Max: 19000
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 169     Max: 203
Range: (km) 370
Ceiling: (m) 2740
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 405
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Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
S-64A 1962
YCH-54A 1964 Prototypes/pre-production aircraft, six built.
CH-54A Tarhe 1966
CH-54B Tarhe 1969
S-64E 1969

Organisations

From Organisation with model s-64 CH-54
1963
germany Luftwaffe
    S-64A 2 1963/68
germany Heeresflieger
    S-64A 2 1963
1964
usa US Army Aviation
    89 1964/90
1971
usa Erickson
    31 1971/now
1999
italy Protezione Civile
    4 1999/now
2005
south korea Sallim-cheong
    5 2005/now
Unknown!
Help

canada Canadian Air Crane
italy Corpo Forestale dello Stato
    CH-54B Tarhe
usa Evergreen Helicopters
usa Helicopter Transport Services
usa Heavy Lift Helicopters
usa Siller Brothers Inc
Construction Numbers on database of s-64 CH-54 or its versions

55ch-54a
30ch-54b
1s-64
2s-64a
9s-64e
6ych-54a





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