Sikorsky Ch-53A Sea Stallion

Date:
C. 1966
Publisher/Studio:
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

The predecessor of America's largest helicopters today, the CH-53A was first flown in October 1964 and entered service in 1966. With 16,000 lbs. of cargo capacity, this large, all-weather capable helicopter could carry two jeeps, a 105-mm howitzer, or 38 fully equipped combat troops, giving the Marines valuable mobility in Vietnam. The CH-53A has also demonstrated the impressive ability to perform loops and barrel rolls, and in April 1968, a Marine Corps CH-53A made the first automatic terrain clearance flight in helicopter history. Read more »

Location:
Pegg Rd and Rte. 235, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653
Identifier:
2011.4.0002
Institution:
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum