Improved, 3 engined version of the S-65 (H-53) Sea Stallion. Primarily a heavy lift workhorse, the General Electric T64-GE-416 turboshaft engines and revised 7 bladed main rotor have given it almost twice the lift capability of the 1960s H-53 Sea Stallions and Super Jollys it was intended to replace. In 2004, it was still the western world's largest production helicopter. First flew as the YCH-53E on 1 March 1974 at Sikorsky's Stratford plant. The MH-53E Sea Dragon is a mine countermeasures version of the basic airframe.
CPI Aero Tow Hook Assemblies for MH-53E, 25-May-17 : CPI Aero contracted by Sikorsky to provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for tow hook assemblies used by MH-53E Sea Dragon, the US Navy’s primary airborne mine countermeasures aircraft
Super Stallions Get Service at FRCSW, 24-May-17 : Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) at NAS North Island, CA maintained and repaired CH-53E Super Stallion still in service with the US Navy and Marines
HMH-462 Super Stallions in Mountain Exercise, 04-Feb-17 : U.S. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” conducted cold weather training at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) in Bridgeport, California
HM-15 Conducts Annual Training, 18-Oct-16 : US Navy Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15) conducted annual airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) training at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Florida
Marines to Repair 147 CH-53E in 3 Years, 10-Aug-16 : The Super Stallion Independent Readiness Review (SSIRR) led to a 110-day strip-rebuild process for each of the 147 CH-53E at New River, Miramar and Kaneohe Bay over the next 3 years
Derivatives & Versions
|CH-53E Super Stallion||1980|
|MH-53E Sea Dragon||1982|| Originally requested by the US Navy as their main Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) helicopter but also used in the most common heavy-lift tr ... |
|S-80M-1||1989|| The S-80M-1 export variant of the MH-53E is the only variant of the S-80 series that found a foreign buyer, with 11 obtained by the Japanese Mari ... |
|CH-53K King Stallion||2015|| Formelly known as CH-53X, the CH-53K is a general redesign of the CH-53E with new engines, new cockpit layout and a wider cargo hold to allow it ... |
The CH-53K programme suffered a number of difficulties, including the need to re-design the gearbox, which delayed the first flight of the YCH-53 ...
List of Operators of Sikorsky s-80 H-53E
|From||Organisation with model s-80 H-53E|
|Construction Numbers on database of s-80 H-53E or its versions|