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  • Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    Derived from S-80 H-53E

    • Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
    • Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    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 to carry a Humvee internally resulting in over twice the lift capacity and radius of action of the previous variant.

    Selected by the US Marine Corps in 2006, which has 227 on order, was expected to began flight testing by 2011 but was deferred to 2014.

    The CH-53K is scheduled to achieve its Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in FY2018.

    On May 2013 a $435M contract was awarded for the construction of four System Demonstration Test Article aircraft prototypes (SDTA).

    As of June 2013, program expected 196 CH-53K to be produced.

    On May 5, 2014 took place the roll-out presentation ceremony where it was unveil the aircraft name King Stallion.
    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-53K to Oct 2015.
    The CH-53K is Sikorsky proposal for the German Heavy Lift Helicopter replacement program.

    First helicopter delivered to MCAS New River on May 2018.


    Engine: 3 x GE T408-GE-400 7500 shp
    Capacity: 5 + 37
    Length: (m) 30.2
    Height: (m) 8.46
    Blades: 7
    Rotor diam.: (m) 24
    Disc area: (m2) 460
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 15000     Max: 38400
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 315
    Range: (km) 850
    Ceiling: (m) 4380
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 762

    List of Operators of Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    From Organisation with model CH-53K King Stallion
    usa Sikorsky Helicopters
    usa US Marine Corps

    Construction Numbers on database of CH-53K King Stallion or its versions


    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory

    EDM - Engineering Development Model

    2015 US 168778
    2016 US 168779
    2016 US 168780
    2016 US 168781

    SDTA - System Demonstration Test Article

    US 169019
    US 169020
    2018 US 169021
    US 169022
    8 C/N.

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