Sikorsky MH-53E 'Sea Stallion'

Notes: CH-53E modified with larger fuel tanks and airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) equipment.

  Base model:H-53
  Nickname:Sea Stallion
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Multi-mission

  Length: 99' 30.1 m
  Height:29' 5" 8.9 m
  Wingspan: 79' 24.0 m
  Wingarea: 4,901.0 sq ft 455.2 sq m
  Empty Weight: 36,336 lb 16,478 kg
  Max Weight: 69,750 lb 31,632 kg

  No. of Engines: 3
  Powerplant: General Electric T64-GE-416
  Horsepower (each): 3696

  Range: 1,290 miles 2,077 km
  Cruise Speed: 173 mph 278 km/h 150 kt
  Max Speed: 196 mph 315 km/h 170 kt
  Ceiling: 18,500 ft 5,638 m

Operators (Past and Present)
USMC HM-12 Norfolk VA
USMC HM-14 Norfolk VA
USMC HM-15 Alameda CA

Known serial numbers
162499 / 162526, 164368 / 164371, 164372 / 164375, 164764 / 164775, 164792 / 164795, 164861 / 164864


Recent comments by our visitors
 Joel Canaga
 , OK
Excellent shots of the Vanguard brethren. Last time I checked, the new Dragons were being outfitted with the 419 eng, roughly bringing horsepower to about 5000 ea. Also should mention HC-4 out of Sigonnella, even though they are designated heavy lift, they were using Dragons to fill the role.
10/10/2004 @ 22:18 [ref: 8431]
 CDR Dennis Brophy
 Millington, TN
Regarding the page http://www.aero-web.org/specs/sikorsky/mh-53e.htm, there are some factual errors. The nickname of the MH-53E is "Sea Dragon", it's service is the Navy, in "Operators (Past and Present)" HM-12, HM-14, and HM-15 are USN, not USMC. HM-15 now operates in Corpus Christi, TX. Two Naval Reserve squadrons also operated the MH-53E for a brief period in the mid 1990's before the squadrons were disestablished and the aircraft and people were moved to HM-14 and HM-15. HM-18 was in Norfolk and HM-19 was in Alameda. Between 1982 and 1996, I did tours in all 4 squadrons flying the RH-53D and the MH-53E.
08/29/2000 @ 00:23 [ref: 674]


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