Sikorsky S-65 H-53

MH-53M Pave Low IV

1998








  • Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV
  • Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV

USAF MH-53J upgraded by the Pave Low IV program. Introduced in 1998, aircraft received the IDAS/MATT (Interactive Defensive Avionics System/Multi-Mission Advanced Tactical Terminal) which provide real-time access to the total battlefield situation. A color, multifunctional, night-vision compatible digital map screen is the most visible hardware in the system. Located on the helicopter instrument panel, the display gives an MH-53 crew a clearer situation awareness. They were retired in 2008.


Model News


IDAS/MATT system guides 20th Special Operation Squadron, 19-Oct-98 : HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. by Staff Sgt. William J. Seabrook Jr. 16th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs - The 20th Special Operations Squadron's MH-53J Pave Lows, already among the world's most sophisticated helicopters, are now being equipped with a powerful new capability.



Specifications


Engine: 2 x GE T64-GE-100 4330shp
Capacity: 6 + 37
Length: (m) 28
Height: (m) 7.6
Blades: 6
Rotor diam.: (m) 21.9
Disc area: (m2) 216
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 14500     Max: 21000
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 278     Max: 315
Range: (km) 1100
Ceiling: (m) 4900
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
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List of Operators of Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV


From Organisation with model MH-53M Pave Low IV
1968
usa US Air Force
    S-65 H-53 78 1968/08




Construction Numbers

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C/NYearHistory
65-142 US 67-14993 : HH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53M; 20th SOS w/o 19mar03
1975-1979, mars helicopter at 6514th Test Sq at Hill AF+
65-143 US 67-14994 : HH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53M
jul99 21st SOS
USAF; early Jun07 type:MH-53M in Poland for support HMX+
65-144 US 67-14995 : HH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53M
65-147 US 68-8284 : HH-53C 67ARRS noted at HMS Drake 16 Dec 1980
USAF; conv to MH-53M; preserved RAF Cosford Museum Cold+
donated to RAF Museum. Del Brize Norton Oct 2008.
Del RAF Museum Cosford Dec 2008. To Cold War Hall, stil+
65-149 US 68-8286 : HH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53M; 20th SOS; w/o 18mar02 Afghanistan
65-199 US 68-10369 : HH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53M
20aug08 pictured with 20th SOS flying over coastline ne+
Sep08 preserved at Hill AFB, Utah
Holds the record, along with 68-10360, for the longest +
65-253 US 68-10924 : CH-53C USAF
Jan75 CH-53C type 601st TASS first 2 delivered for unit+
Jun84 at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland supporting HMX-1+
MH-53J jul99 21st SOS, RAF Mildenhall
conv to MH-53M; 2005 20th SOS Hurlburt Field, FL
08jul05 pictured as MH-53M type at LRAFB, AR after dive+
65-257 US 68-10928 : CH-53C USAF; Nov75 CH-53C type 601st TASS new delivered
1980-1986 on the right elec assy door THE HEADHUNTER, 6+
Jun84 based at Sembach, West Germany pictured at Phoeni+
USAF; conv to MH-53M unk; preserved Memorial Air Park, +
65-259 US 68-10930 : CH-53C USAF; Nov75 CH-53C type 601st TASS new delivered
USAF; conv to MH-53M; 13feb03 20th SOS damaged at Kuwai+
65-263 US 69-5784 : HH-53C USAF HH-53C type
MH-53J 20jul97 pictured (top) as MH-53J type at RIAT 1997, Fai+
Jul99 MH-53J type asg 21st SOS, RAF Mildenhall
11jul04 MH-53M type asg 21st SOS, RAF Mildenhall
11jul04 pictured (bot) at Bierset air show, Belgium
65-264 US 69-5785 : HH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53M; preserved Maxwell AFB Alabama
65-269 US 69-5790 : HH-53C USAF; conv to HH-53H; conv to MH-53M
MH-53J USAF; jul99 21st SOS
65-270 US 69-5791 : HH-53C USAF; conv to HH-53H; conv to MH-53M; 20th SOS w/o 02no+
65-272 US 69-5793 : HH-53C USAF; date unk pictured with 41st ARRS at McClellan +
65-273 US 69-5794 : HH-53C USAF 69-05794; conv to MH-53M
20th SOS w/o 07sep07 emergency landing during NVG train+
65-274 US 69-5795 : HH-53C USAF HH-53C;
MH-53J 31jul94 MH-53J type pictured with 21st SOS at RAF Fairf+
11jul04 MH-53M type asg 21st SOS at RAF Mildenhall
early Jun07 MH-53M type with 21st SOS in Poland to supp+
06oct07 to AMARC/HC0048
65-275 US 69-5796 : HH-53C USAF; 1970s pictured (pic1) with 67 ARRS at RAF Woodbri+
21jul79 flying in Display at the HMS Daedalus Air Show +
Jul80 pictured (pic2) (pic3) at Koksijde, Belgium
Jun07 MH-53M type asg 21st SOS in Poland for support HM+
06oct07 to AMARC/HC0049
65-276 US 69-5797 : HH-53C USAF; 1978 HH-53C type 67 ARRS
conv to MH-53M; 20th SOS w/o 13apr04 hit by RPG at Zawb+
65-335 US 70-1625 : CH-53C USAF, first CH-53C second batch; Nov75 CH-53C type 60+
MH-53J conv to MH-53J; 27may95 pictured as MH-53J type 21st S+
jul99 21st SOS
conv to MH-53M
20th SOS w/o 23nov03 at Bagram, Afghanistan
65-336 US 70-1626 : CH-53C USAF; Nov75 CH-53C type 601st TASS new delivered
12jun83 601st TASS. at Solingen air day.
USAF; conv to MH-53J; conv to MH-53M; preserved AFB Rob+
65-339 US 70-1629 : CH-53C USAF; Apr80 CH-53C type 601st TASS new delivered
USAF; conv to MH-53J; conv to MH-53M
65-340 US 70-1630 : CH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53J; conv to MH-53M
1980-86 I flew this with 601st TASS, Sembach airbase, G+
11jul04 MH-53M type 21st SOS homebase
USAF; early Jun07 type:MH-53M in Poland for support HMX+
65-341 US 70-1631 : CH-53C USAF; conv to MH-53J; conv to MH-53M
65-387 1974 US 73-1649 : HH-53C USAF; conv HH-53H; conv MH-53J; conv MH-53M
11jul04 MH-53M type asg 21st SOS at RAF Mildenhall
preserved at Pima Air Museum, Tucson Arizona
18nov14 pictured preserved At the Pima Air and Space Mu+
65-388 1974 US 73-1650 : HH-53C Sikorsky S-65C c/n 65-388, ff?; del USAF as HH-53C, 73-+
USAF; conv HH-53H; 20th SOS w/o 14nov84 near Pope AFB N+
Acft completed the low-level and was climbing to the AR+
65-390 1974 US 73-1652 : HH-53C USAF; conv HH-53H; conv MH-53J; conv MH-53M; 2009 prese+
jul99 with 21st SOS, RAF Mildenhall
06jun08 pictured (top) with 20th SOS at Pipestem, WV du+
19apr14 saw it at Tindall AFB museum. I am former 67 AR+
Last entry is incorrect 652 is on outdoor display at th+
Just a minor correction - the museum at Eglin AFB i+
26 C/N.

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