Sikorsky MH-53J 'NONE'

Notes: Modified HH-53C to include enhanced pave low iii and other modifications - multiple missions.
  Base model:H-53
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Multi-mission





Recent comments by our visitors
 Tom C.
 Los Lunas, NM
Oh man do I remember working all those awesome 53's here at Kirtland. I loved working the fuel systems on them. The CV-22's don't even hold a candle to them. R&D valves on those.
05/26/2011 @ 10:29 [ref: 38811]
 Mike Rowland
 Robins AFB, GA
My name is Mike Rowland and I'm the curator at the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, Georgia. We have MH-53M Pave Low IV 70-1626 on permanent display. From what we've been able to piece together so far, it has an amazing history. As a Pave Low, it was involved in a variety of spec ops and humanitarian missions. Before it was converted to Pave Low, it was a CH-53C. It was based at Nakhon Phanom (NKP) Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, from 1971-1975. It participated in the evacuations of Saigon and Phnom Penh, as well as the raid on Koh Tang during the Mayaquez Incident. It was assigned to the 601st Tactical Air Support Squadron, 601st Tactical Control Wing, from late 1975 to early 1988. I'm looking for pilots, aircrew, and maintainers who have stories and pictures to share that will help us tell some of the history of this amazing aircraft.
05/18/2010 @ 10:47 [ref: 26190]
 S. Cook
 , HI
No 4433 wasnt the bird that had the hard landing. 4433 is on static display at Kirtland AFB. The rest of the 53's from kirtland are in the bone yard.
05/14/2008 @ 05:24 [ref: 20868]
 mike g
 phoenix, AZ
it's something else to see one of your old airframes posted online like this , just scanning around for images to show some relatives the monster and damned if one of the old airframes i useto wrench on is on there. i remember 4429 and 29 well. add to that list 4432 and 4433. unfortunaely 33 is down at davis mothans bone yard after a hard landing. thanks for the memories.
09/23/2006 @ 08:19 [ref: 14262]


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