Sikorsky S-65 H-53

VH-53D

1970










Sikorsky produced two VH-53D as Executive Support transports for HMX-1. They can be configured to transport personnel or cargo. As such, they were not intended to carry the President, but rather to carry the press and other VIPs that travel with the President. Supplemented, but not replaced, by two CH-53Es after 9/11.


List of Operators of Sikorsky VH-53D


From Organisation with model VH-53D
1966
usa US Marine Corps
    S-65 H-53 282 1966/12
1968
usa US Marine Corps
    2 1968/   



Construction Numbers

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C/NYearHistory
65-331 1971 US 157755 : ch-53d Sikorsky S-65C, cn65-331, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 1577+
conv VH-53D for HMX-1; Sep04 to AMARC
65-332 1971 US 157756 : ch-53d Sikorsky S-65C, cn65-332, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 1577+
conv VH-53D for HMX-1; Sep04 to AMARC

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