Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion
The helicopter displayed was the third CH-53A to roll off the production line. Entering service with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 363 in 1968, it was transferred to the Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA, in 1971 as a development aircraft, pioneering advanced technologies. Some of these technologies include Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) and the Helicopter Night Vision System (HNVS), both of which gained public attention for their role in Desert Strom. After being involved in research right up to the Gulf War, this helicopter was retired to the museum.
Location. 38° 16.571′ N, 76° 27.683′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grumman A-6 Intruder (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cedar Point Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (about 500 feet away); Against the Odds (about 600 feet away); Welcome to the African American Monument of St. Mary's County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Architectural Significance of the First Lexington Park Community (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy History (approx. 1.2 miles away); United States Colored Troops (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington Park.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.