Sikorsky S-64 CH-54

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


S-64E Completes its First Transmission Line in UK, 05-Mar-18 : Erickson S-64E air crane with Balfour Beatty to build a transmission line for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) connecting Dorenell Wind Farm between Aberdeen and Inverness

Korea Forest Services Orders Two More S-64E, 10-Jan-18 : South Korea Forest Service ordered 2 more S-64E in addition the one ordered last year. Fitted with glass cockpit, composite main rotor blades and NVG capability are starting to be delivered in Q3 2018

Erickson 20th Fire Season in Australia, 18-Dec-17 : Erickson, who fought fires for nearly 50 years, has returned to Australia for its 20th year with the S-64 air crane

S-64E “Annie” Return to Chile for Firefighting, 12-Dec-17 : Ecocopter from Chile contracted an Erickson S-64 Aircrane for firefighting in the Bio Bio Region. “Annie”, aircraft N171AC, will replace “Elvis” which served in early 2017

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.

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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 & Versions


ModelYearHistory
S-64A 1962
YCH-54A 1964 Prototypes/pre-production aircraft, six built.
CH-54A Tarhe 1966
CH-54B Tarhe 1969 Second production model. Was a more heavy version powered by two 4800 shp T73-P-700 engines and fitted with a twin-wheeled main undercarriage
S-64E 1969

List of Operators of Sikorsky S-64 CH-54


From Organisation with model S-64 CH-54
1963
germany Heeresflieger
    S-64A 2 1963
germany Luftwaffe
    S-64A 2 1963/68
1964
usa US Army Aviation
    89 1964/90
1971
usa Erickson
    31 1971/   
1999
italy Protezione Civile
    4 1999/   
2005
south korea Sallim-cheong
    5 2005/   
Unknown!
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canada Canadian Air Crane
italy Corpo Forestale dello Stato
    CH-54B Tarhe 6
usa Siller Brothers Inc
usa Heavy Lift Helicopters
usa Evergreen Helicopters
usa Helicopter Transport Services
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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