VFW CH-53G


1970

Derived from Sikorsky s-65 H-53

1970





VFW CH-53G

Sikorsky provided two CH-53G to West German Heeeresgeflieger and a further 20 knock-down kits to VFW-Fokker for license production with VFW c/ns. VFW-Fokker then went on to build 90 on their own. Since the introduction of the CH-53 in the early 70s several upgrades have been performed. The most significant of these upgrades was the conversion of 20 CH-53G-models into CH-53GS. The CH-53GS is a Combat Search and Rescue variant (CSAR) of the aircraft. A total of 20 CH-53s received this modification, which includes adding external fuel tanks, Night Vision-capabilities and a package for self-defence.


Model News

German Companies Visit CH-53K Facility, 05-Jul-17 : Sikorsky is actively pursuing German companies to support the CH-53K in Germany at all stages of its life cycle for the Luftwaffe “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program

Esterline Avionics for Luftwaffe CH-53GS/GE, 19-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 Esterline to supply Airbus its CMC Electronics brand Integrated Helicopter Solution for the upgrade of the German Air Force’s CH-53GS/GE

Airbus to Retrofit 26 German CH-53, 27-Feb-17 : Airbus Helicopters awarded contract to replace obsolescence components of the German Sikorsky CH-53GS fleet. Work will be carried out in Donauworth starting this year thru 2022

Multi-Function Displays for German CH-53GS/GE, 01-Mar-16 : German CH-53GS/GE helicopters to be upgraded with Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and MFD-3068 Multi-Function Displays

Cold Blade 2016 in Finland, 17-Feb-16 : Finnish NH90 and German CH-53GA will be part of European Defence Agency (EDA) Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) exercise Cold Blade 2016 in Ivalo in Northern Finland March 7-18

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Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
EC CH-53G 1999 Eurocopter Germany took over the task of upgrading Heeresflieger CH-53s



Organisations

From Organisation with model CH-53G
1971
germany Heeresflieger
    110 1971/12
2010
germany Luftwaffe
    2010/now

Construction Numbers on database of CH-53G or its versions

110CH-53G




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
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V65-001 1971 DE 84+03 : HEER; 1975 HFWS; 1987 HFR15; 1994 HFR15; 1996 HFR15; 19+
2009 instuctional airframe at Seedorf, Germany. No seri+
V65-002 1971 DE 84+04 : HEER; 1986 HFR35; 1999 HFWS
29Jun88 pictured at RNAS Portland, UK on a foggy day on+
V65-003 1971 DE 84+05 : HEER; 1987 HFR30 special mrks.; 2000 HFR35; 2003 HFWS; +
16-20may06 HFWS Berlin air show
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
V65-004 1971 DE 84+06 : HEER; 1989 HFR35; 1998 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; 2000 HFR15; 2+
Aug12 MTHR15
V65-005 1972 DE 84+07 : HEER; 1999 HFWS; 2003 HFWS
V65-006 1972 DE 84+08 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-006, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
CH-53GS HEER; 24jan00 HFWS w/o

V65-007 1972 DE 84+09 : HEER in 1994 HFR25
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
V65-008 1972 DE 84+10 : HEER; 1986 HFR35
13+14jun92 HFWS
V65-009 1972 DE 84+11 : HEER; 1975 HFWS; 1997 HFWS; 2000 HFR35; 2003 HFWS; 2004+
visited Penhale Camp 26 Jul 1979
16-20may06 HFWS Berlin air show
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
Oct11 HFWS
V65-010 1972 DE 84+12 : HEER; 1997 HFR15; 1999 HFR15
V65-011 1972 DE 84+13 : HEER; 1975 HFWS
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
2003 HFWS; 2004 HFWS
10sep06 HFVS910 Tag der Heeresflieger
DE 84+13 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-012 1972 DE 84+14 : HEER; 1999 HFWS; 2003 HFWS; 2004 HFWS
16-20may06 HFWS Berlin air show
10sep06 HFVS910 Tag der Heeresflieger
CH-53GE 2011 MTHR15; jul11 MTHR15
V65-013 1972 DE 84+15 : HEER; 1994 HFR25
CH-53GS 2003 HFR25
V65-014 1972 DE 84+16 : HEER; 1999 HFWS; 2003 HFWS
V65-015 1972 DE 84+17 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 1998 HFR25 ; 2003 HFR25 ; 2008 MTH+
V65-016 1972 DE 84+18 : HEER; 1999 HFWS; 2003 HFWS
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
V65-017 DE 84+19 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-017, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HFWS, noted visiting 14 Jun 1979, with 84+21.
V65-018 DE 84+20 : HEER; 2000 HFR35
V65-019 DE 84+21 : HEER; 1975 HFWS; 1999 HFWS; 2004 HFWS
HFWS, noted visiting 14 Jun 1979, with 84+19.
V65-020 DE 84+22 : HEER in 1997 HFR15 ; 1998 HFR15 ; 1999 HFR15
V65-021 DE 84+23 : HEER; 1986 HFR35; 1989 HFR35; 1994 all white c/s with U+
V65-022 DE 84+24 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-022, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HEER; 16-20may06 MTHR15 Berlin air show
HEER; 2008 MTHR15; 2011 MTHR15
Aug12 MTHR15
DE 84+24 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-023 DE 84+25 : HEER; 1998 HFR35
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
2000 HFR35
CH-53GS 2003 HFR35; 2010 MTHR15
CH-53GS Aug12 type CH-53GS MTHR15 ISAF MRKS.
V65-024 DE 84+26 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; Sep94 HFR35; 2000 HFR35
CH-53GE 2008 MTHR15; jul11 MTHR15
V65-025 DE 84+27 : HEER in 2003 HFWS
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
V65-026 DE 84+28 : HEER in 1995 HFR35 ; 2003 HFR25
V65-027 DE 84+29 : HEER; 1994 HFR35; 2003 HFR35; 2011 MTHR15
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+29 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64 Bentlage
V65-028 DE 84+30 : HEER; 1987 HFR35; 1994 HFR35
CH-53GS 2003 HFR35; jul11 MTHR15 ISAF mrks.
CH-53GS 31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+30 : CH-53GS Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64 Bentlage ISAF mrks.
V65-029 DE 84+31 : HEER; 1994 HFR35; 2009 MTHR25
DE 84+31 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-030 DE 84+32 : HEER; 2000 HFR35
10sep06 Tag der Heeresflieger
2008 MTHR15
V65-031 DE 84+33 : HEER; 1994 HFWS; Sep94 HFR35; 2009 MTHR25
DE 84+33 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe 2014 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-032 DE 84+34 : HEER; 1993 HFR35; 2007 MTHR15; 2011 MTHR15; Oct11 MTHR1+
13mar07 MTHR15.
2011 MTHR15; Oct11 MTHR15
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+34 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64 Bentlage
V65-033 DE 84+35 : 12jul88 pictured with HFR35 mrks at RNAS Portland, UK
HEER in 1994 HFR35 ; 1998 HFR35 ; 2008 MTHR25
DE 84+35 : CH-53GA conv CH-53GA
V65-034 DE 84+36 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-034, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HEER in 2006 MTHR25
V65-035 DE 84+37 : HEER; 2007 MTHR15
09-13mar07 MTHR15
2009 MTHR25
DE 84+37 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-036 DE 84+38 : Flying display at the Air Tattoo, 23 Jun 1979
HEER in 1994 HFR35
V65-037 DE 84+39 : HEER; 2008 MTHR15; 2011 MTHR15
DE 84+39 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2014 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-038 DE 84+40 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-038, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HEER; 2000 HFR25
V65-039 DE 84+41 : HEER in 1999 HFWS ; 2004 HFWS
Jun99 pictured at the Heeresfliegerwaffenschule (HFWS),+
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
HFWS, noted visiting Princess Royal Barracks, 22 Jun 20+
V65-040 DE 84+42 : HEER; 1998 HFR25
CH-53GS 2004 HFR25; 2005 HFR25; 2008 MTHR25
V65-041 DE 84+43 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; 1995 HFR25; 1998 HFR25
16-20may06 HFR25 Berlin air show
2008 MTHR25; 2011 MTHR25
V65-042 DE 84+44 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; 1995 HFR25; 1998 HFR25; 2009 MTHR25
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+44 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64
V65-043 DE 84+45 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 2003 type:CH-53GS HFR25
CH-53GS 2003 HFR25
DE 84+45 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-044 DE 84+46 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; 1997 HFR35
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
2008 MTHR25
10jul12 pictured background during HB2012 at Ovar airba+
V65-045 DE 84+47 : HEER in 1994 HFR25
DE 84+47 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-046 DE 84+48 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 1995 HFR25 ; 1998 HFR25
V65-047 DE 84+49 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-047, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HEER; 1999 HFWS
DE 84+49 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2014 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-048 DE 84+50 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 1995 HFR35 ; 2003 HFR25
DE 84+50 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
07jun15 HSG64 for G7 Summit
V65-049 DE 84+51 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; 1995 HFR35; 2003 HFR25
CH-53GS 2004 HFR25
V65-050 DE 84+52 : HEER in 1994 HFR25
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
CH-53GS upgrade to CH-53GS
V65-051 DE 84+53 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 2003 HFR25
CH-53GE 2009 MTHR25
V65-052 DE 84+54 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; 1998 HFR25; 2011 MTHR25
V65-053 DE 84+55 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 1998 HFR25
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+55 : Luftwaffe; 2013 WTD61
V65-054 DE 84+56 : HEER in 1998 HFR25
V65-055 DE 84+57 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 1995 HFR25 ; 2004 HFWS
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
V65-056 DE 84+58 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 2009 MTHR25
MTHR25, noted visiting Leeming, 15 Jul 2009
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+58 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64
CH-53GA 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-057 DE 84+59 : HEER in 1994 HFR25
V65-058 DE 84+60 : HEER in 1995 HFR25
V65-059 DE 84+61 : HEER w/o 11 December 1978 last unit flown HFR15
V65-060 DE 84+62 : HEER; 1995 HFR25; 2000 HFR25; 2009 MTHR25
V65-061 DE 84+63 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; 1998 HFR25; 2009 MTHR25
V65-062 DE 84+64 : HEER in 1994 HFR25
CH-53GS upgrade to CH-53GS
V65-063 DE 84+65 : HEER in 2003 HFR35
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
V65-064 DE 84+66 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; sep94 HFR35
CH-53GS 2003 HFWS
V65-065 DE 84+67 : HEER in 1989 HFR35
CH-53GS 2004 HFR15
V65-066 DE 84+68 : HEER 8468; 20jun78 HFR15 at Volkel
HEER; 1997 HFR15; 1999 HFR15
29jul99 HFR15 visit Soesterberg
2000 HFR15; 2004 MTHR15; 2007 MTHR15
07-14mar07 MTHR15
2011 MTHR15; Jul11 MTHR15
Jul12 HB2012 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
31dec12 to Luftwaffe
DE 84+68 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64
CH-53GA 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
DE 84+68 : Jun15 at Italian Blade in Viterbo
V65-067 DE 84+69 : HEER; 1987 HFR15; 1995 HFR15; 1999 HFR15
V65-068 DE 84+70 : HEER in 1993 HFR15 ; 1994 HFR15 ; 1995 HFR15 ; 1997 HFR+
DE 84+70 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2014 TSLw3 , ch-53ga type i/a
V65-069 DE 84+71 : HEER; 1993 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; 2003 HFR15; 2011 MTHR15; +
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+71 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64 Bentlage
V65-070 DE 84+72 : HEER 8472; 20jun78 HFR15 at Volkel
HEER; 1990 HFR15; 1994 HFR15; 1996 HFR15; 1997 HFR15
10sep06 Tag der Heeresflieger
2007 MTHR15
07-13mar07 MTHR15
Jul11 MTHR15
16+17Jul11 pictured with MTHR15 on static display at Fa+
Jul12 HB2012 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
Sep12 MTHR15
V65-071 DE 84+73 : HEER; 1995 HFR15; 1997 HFR15; 1998 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; J+
Sep12 MTHR15
V65-072 DE 84+74 : Jun78 pictured with HFR15 at Rheine-Bentlage
HEER in 1995 HFR15 ; 1999 HFR15 ; 2008 MTHR15
DE 84+74 : Luftwaffe; 17aug13 HSG64 100 years celebration Marinefl+
V65-073 DE 84+75 : HEER; 1990 HFR15
25may96 pictured at RAF Mildenhall, UK
1999 HFR15; 2000 HFR15; 2011 MTHR15; Jul11 MTHR15
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+75 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64
V65-074 DE 84+76 : HEER; 1996 HFR35; 1997 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; 2000 HFR15
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
V65-075 DE 84+77 : HEER; 1995 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; 2000 HFR15; 2003 HFR15; 2+
V65-076 DE 84+78 : HEER; 1996 HFR15; 2004 MTHR15
V65-077 DE 84+79 : HEER; 1984 MHFTR15; 1990 HFR15; 1995 HFR15; 1997 HFR15;+
CH-53GS 2004 HFR15
CH-53GS Sep12 type:CH-53GS MTHR15
V65-078 DE 84+80 : HEER; 1995 HFR15; 1997 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; 2000 HFR15; 2+
28sep05 visit Zweibrucken
10jul12 pictured during HB2012 at Ovar airbase, Portuga+
V65-079 1974 DE 84+81 : HEER; 26nov80 crashed down near Wippenkausen, Germany. +
V65-080 DE 84+82 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-080, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HEER; 16-20may06 MTHR15 Berlin air show
CH-53GE 2011 MTHR25
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+82 : CH-53GE Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64
V65-081 DE 84+83 : HEER in 1990 HFR15 ; 1994 HFR15 ; 1995 HFR15 ; 1997 HFR+
V65-082 DE 84+84 : HEER; 1995 HFR15 ; 1997 HFR15 ; 1998 HFR15 ; 2004 MTHR1+
in Flying Display at Middle Wallop Air Show, 28 Jul 197+
MTHR 25, noted visiting RNAS Culdrose on 23 Jul 2009
10jul12 pictured during HB2012 at Ovar airbase, Portuga+
31dec12 to Luftwaffe
DE 84+84 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64
07oct15 at Flugplatz Alpnachm, Switzerland
V65-083 DE 84+85 : Jun76 pictured with HFR15 at Rheine-Bentlage. C-160 Tra+
HEER; 1990 HFR15; 1995 HFR15; 1997 HFR15; 1999 HFR15
CH-53GS 16-20may06 Berlin air show
2008 MTHR15 ISAF mrks.
V65-084 DE 84+86 : July 1977 pictured with HFR15 at Rheine-Bentlage
HEER; 1982 HFR15; 1994 HFR15; 1996 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; 2+
DE 84+86 : CH-53GA CH-53GA PT1; First upgraded CH-53G f/f 29jan10
Luftwaffe first CH-53GA d/d during ILA 2012
V65-085 DE 84+87 : HEER; 1990 HFR15; 1996 HFR15; 1998 HFR15; 1999 HFR15
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
10sep06 HFWS Tag der Heeresflieger
DE 84+87 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe from 2012, conv to CH-53GA
V65-086 DE 84+88 : HEER; 1988 HFR15; 1995 HFR15; 1997 HFR15; 1998 HFR15; 1+
16-20may06 Berlin air show
MTHR15, noted visiting Princess Royal Barracks, 16 Jul +
2011 MTHR15; jul11 MTHR15
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 84+88 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64 (Rheine-Bentlage)
CH-53GA 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-087 DE 84+89 : HEER; 2000 HFR15; 2003 HFR35; 2004 MTHR15
Sep12 MTHR15
DE 84+89 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-088 DE 84+90 : HEER; 18sep80 HFR15
noted at RNAS Yeovilton 19 Apr 1982
1994 HFR15; 1995 HFR15; 1997 HFR15
Sep12 MTHR15
V65-089 DE 84+91 : HEER; Jul80 pictured at Koksijde, Belgium for NATO SA+
1994 HFR15; 2000 HFR15
CH-53GS 2008 MTHR15
V65-090 DE 84+92 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; Sep94 HFR35
crashed at airbase Mendig in feb2000. 2 deads.
HEER; Jan08 MTHR25 tdy Alpnach + 1 extra serial unknown
HEER; 2008 MTHR25
CH-53GE 2009 MTHR25; jul11 MTHR15
DE 84+92 : Luftwaffe; 2013 CH-53GE type HSG64 Bentlage
V65-091 DE 84+93 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-091, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HEER; Jan00 HFR35
w/o 14feb00 crashed at Mendig
V65-092 DE 84+94 : HEER; 1986 HFR35; 1995 HFR35
HEER; 13aug95 HFR25 Flugtag im Nordholz
2003 HFR35
V65-093 DE 84+95 : HEER; 1994 HFR25; 2009 MTHR25
V65-094 DE 84+96 : HEER in 1994 HFR25 ; 2003 HFR25
CH-53GE upgrade to CH53GE
DE 84+96 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-095 DE 84+97 : HEER in 1994 HFR25
16-20may06 Berlin air show
DE 84+97 : CH-53GA Luftwaffe; 2015 HSG64, ch-53ga type
V65-096 DE 84+98 : in Flying Display at Middle Wallop Air Show, 28 Jul 197+
HEER; 18sep80 HFR15
07jul96 picture at Twenthe AB, Netherland
1994 HFR25; 1998 HFR15; 1999 HFR15
CH-53GS 10sep06 MTHR15 Tag der Heeresflieger
V65-097 DE 84+99 : HEER; 1987 HFR15; 1994 HFR15; 1995 HFR15; 1999 HFR15; 2+
V65-098 DE 85+00 : VFW-Fokker CH-53G c/n V65-098, ff?; del Heeresgeflieger+
HEER; 1987 HFR15
Sep99 maintenance Eurocopter
CH-53GS 2010 MTHR15
DE 85+00 : Luftwaffe; Jun15 pictured background of 85+12 in Arizon+
V65-099 DE 85+01 : HEER in 1998 HFR35 ; 2003 HFR35
CH-53GS upgrade to CH-53GS
CH-53GS 31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 85+01 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64
V65-100 DE 85+02 : HEER; 1989 HFR15; 1997 HFR35; 2004 MTHR15
16-20may06 MTHR15 Berlin air show
jul11 MTHR15
31dec12 toward Luftwaffe
DE 85+02 : Luftwaffe; 2013 HSG64 Bentlage


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