Ch 53 marines. The ch 53 was the product of the us. The prototype ych 53a first flew on 14 october 1964. A maximum of 12500 pounds in a sling under the aircraft just over a third. The ch 53 was operated by the air force united states marine corps and us.
Marines heavy helicopter experimental hhx competition begun in 1962. A marine corps ch 53e super stallion helicopter crashed during a routine training mission tuesday in california killing the four crew members aboard in the marines second aircraft accident in 24. Navy in support of operation iraqi freedom. The ch 53e super stallion is the marine corps primary heavy lift helicopter and has been in service for over 30 years.
The marines workhorse v 22 osprey tiltrotor while faster and longer ranged than the ch 53 has a much smaller payload.
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