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SIKORSKY TH-53

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H53
Aircraft
Name TH-53
Manufacturer SIKORSKY
Wing Rotary
Tail Four-blade tail rotor
WTC Medium
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

SIKORSKY TH-53
SIKORSKY Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY Yasur
SIKORSKY VH-53 Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY CH-53A Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY HH-53
SIKORSKY CH-53A Yasur
SIKORSKY CH-53C
SIKORSKY CH-53D Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY CH-53G
SIKORSKY S-65 Yasur
SIKORSKY S-65
SIKORSKY RH-53 Sea Stallion
SIKORSKY MH-53J
SIKORSKY MH-53H
VFW CH-53G


SIKORSKY TH-53

SIKORSKY TH-53 SIKORSKY TH-53 3D

Description

The Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low series is a long-range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the United States Air Force. The series was upgraded from the HH-53B/C, variants of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion. The HH-53 "Super Jolly Green Giant" was initially developed to replace the HH-3 "Jolly Green Giant". The helicopters later transitioned to Special Operations missions. The U.S. Air Force's MH-53J/M fleet was retired in September 2008 and was replaced by the CV-22B Osprey.

Technical Data

Wing span 21.9 m71.85 ft
Length 28 m91.864 ft
Height 7.6 m24.934 ft
Powerplant 2 x T64-GE-100 turboshaft, 3,230 kW each.
Engine model General Electric T64

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 210 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 2180 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 1900019,000 kg
19 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL150 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 475475 nm
879,700 m
879.7 km
2,886,154.858 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving H53

None on SKYbrary