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Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. Specifications. A photo.


Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion - a heavy-cargo transport American helicopter, developed by «Sikorsky Aircraft» in 2015 year.


A photoSikorsky CH-53K King Stallion


This aircraft was designed by US aircraft manufacturers as a worthy replacement helicopters of this model of previous generations. In particular, the American engineers were able to optimize the design of high quality helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, to provide multi-purpose use of the aircraft, as well as, in essence, make the helicopter more perfect in the operational plan.

The exterior design of the helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion has not changed compared to previous versions, however, at the same time acquired a number of additional elements, is not technically affect the operation of the aircraft, but in fact, provide a high aerodynamic performance.


Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion photo


Like the previous version, the helicopter model Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion regarded solely as a transport and cargo aircraft, applicable mainly for the needs of the US Air Force. Depending on the objectives pursued, on board a helicopter can accommodate up to 55 people or the equivalent in volume occupied by the amount of cargo space. However, loading the helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion largely increased and as noted by the American aircraft manufacturers, if necessary, the helicopter can carry on its board or the same on the external coupling to 15900 kg of payload, including this applies the possibility of transportation by air of various kinds of large-sized objects, equipment, etc.

Present in the helicopter weapons does not allow it to enter into open clashes, however, in the event of such a necessity, the helicopter can provide fire support from the air, and very effectively fight lightly armored enemy vehicles, helped by the presence of three large-12,7 mm. machine guns.


HelicopterSikorsky CH-53K King Stallion


The power plant helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion has undergone a number of significant changes. There are three aircraft turboshaft engine General Electric GE38-1B, each of which is capable of power 7500 hp, which is one of the circumstances sufficiently high carrying capacity of the aircraft. Airspeed this aircraft also greatly increased, and now the figure is cruising 315 km \ h., while the maximum flight speed can reach 345 km \ h. As for the maximum flight range, there is the opposite occurred change - the maximum distance which can fly this model is reduced to 865 kilometers, however, as before, if necessary, the helicopter can be further refueled during flight.

Despite the fact that the actual development of the aircraft is over, in series production model Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion appears to 2018 year.


Specifications Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion.


  • Crew: 5 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 55 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 30,2 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 8,46 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 24 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 15070 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 33600 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 315 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 345 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 865 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4900 m .;
  • Powerplant: 3 × General Electric GE38-1B (depending on version);
  • Power: 3 × 7500 hp (Depending on version).


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