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Sikorsky - CH-53K King Stallion
« on: November 30, 2016, 19:05:35 »
Thoughts?

Is this an aircraft we should look at as part of a "wishlist":

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During a flight test on Oct. 19, 2016, the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter achieved a 170 knot flight - with power to spare. Sikorsky has designed and built the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter to carry more than 27,000 pounds over a mission radius of 110 nautical miles. Learn more about the CH-53K helicopter: www.lockheedmartin.com/ch53k



http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/ch-53k-helicopter.html
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THE WORLD'S PREMIER HEAVY LIFT HELICOPTER IS IN FLIGHT TEST AT SIKORSKY
The CH-53K model is well on its way to becoming the world's premier heavy lift helicopter, leveraging the accumulated lessons learned over 50 years of manufacturing and operational success with its CH-53A, CH-53D/G, and CH-53E predecessors. Built to thrive in the modern battlefield, the extremely capable CH-53K aircraft is designed to be intelligent, reliable, low maintenance and survivable across the full spectrum of operating conditions. Expeditionary in nature, the CH-53K aircraft is designed to be fully shipboard compatible and capable of operating from austere and remote forward operating bases. The CH-53K helicopter is the Marine Corps' critical land and sea based logistics connector.
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Re: Sikorsky - CH-53K King Stallion
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 22:58:27 »
Very nice machine.  Would have been a contender for MHLH, but the delivery time was significantly past the CH-147F.

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Re: Sikorsky - CH-53K King Stallion
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 23:50:48 »
Thoughts?

Is this an aircraft we should look at as part of a "wishlist":

We already have a brand new platform that does this.
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Re: Sikorsky - CH-53K King Stallion
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2016, 09:12:04 »
We already have a brand new platform that does this.

Yes.  These machines are meant for mega-VERTREP and sea-based A1 replen to the beachhead after the assault. :nod:

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Re: Sikorsky - CH-53K King Stallion
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 11:27:23 »
Nice machines but I would prefer a newer and somewhat bigger Medium helicopter

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Re: Sikorsky - CH-53K King Stallion
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2016, 11:36:36 »
Do they get bigger than the CH-53K?  There maybe some Russian ones......?

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Re: Sikorsky - CH-53K King Stallion
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2016, 11:56:41 »
I think you need to go Russian after this. There is big and then there is Russian big!