Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

ICAO aircraft code CH53
Manufacturer Sikorsky Helicopter
Country United States
New price USD 78 million (2020)

The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter currently being produced by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

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General

ICAO aircraft code
CH53
Manufacturer
Sikorsky Helicopter
Manufactured
2015 - Present
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 78 million (2020)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
3x 3 × General Electric GE38-1B turboshaft
Turboshaft
Power:
7,500 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
170 Kts
315 Km/h
Travel range:
454 Nm
841 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.42 Nm / gallon
0.205 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
16,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2500 feet / minute
12.70meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
39,916 Kg
87,999 lbs
Max Payload:
16,329 Kg
35,999 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
2,400 gallon
9,085 liter

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About the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter currently being produced by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The design features three 7,500shp (5,590kW) engines, new composite rotor blades, and a wider aircraft cabin than previous CH-53 variants. It will be the largest and heaviest helicopter in the U.S. military. The USMC plans to receive 200 helicopters at a total cost of $25 billion. Ground Test Vehicle (GTV) testing started in April 2014; flight testing began with the maiden flight on 27 October 2015. In May 2018, the first CH-53K was delivered to the Marine Corps.

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