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Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion

 
 
Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion Marker
Inscription.  
Heavy Lifting Sikorsky's CH-53 series started big and just kept growing. The first major leap came with the CH-53E Super Stallion, which added a third engine (the first generation CH-53A before you has two) and considerably more lift capability. The latest CH-53 version, the CH-53K King Stallion, has a gross takeoff weight of over 84,000 pounds, nearly twice that of the CH-53A. First evaluated by Naval Air Test Center personnel in August 1965, the CH-53A could perform loops and rolls (challenging for a helicopter of any size) and was, for a time, the world's fastest production helicopter. The CH-53 series includes variants that perform mine countermeasures and special operations missions, and can be refueled in-flight. CH-53s of various types are operated by U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and many foreign militaries.

Our Display Aircraft Bureau Number 151686 was the third CH-53A produced. Our aircraft served with Marine Helicopter Squadron HMH-363 from 1968 until 1971, when it was transferred to the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) in Warminster, PA. At NADC, it was used to develop Forward
Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion
Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) and Night Vision systems to enable safe low-altitude operation at night. Our CH-53 was retired in 1991 and transferred to PRNAM.

Primary Mission: Heavy-lift assault transport
Crew: Pilot, Copilot, Crew Chief/Loadmaster
U.S. Service Timeline (CH-53 Series): 1966 - present
Max. Gross Weight: 42,000 lb
Dimensions: 73.5 ft fuselage length, 72.2 ft rotor diameter
Propulsion: Two General Electric T64-GE-6 turboshaft engines
Max. Operating Speed: 150 MPH (sea level)
Payload/Armament: Up to 8,000 lb cargo or 13,000 lb sling load; door-mounted M60 7.62mm machine guns


This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Triangle, Virginia

 
Erected by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.
 
Location. 38° 16.565′ N, 76° 27.74′ W. Marker is in Lexington Park, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Three Notch Road (Maryland Route 235) just north of Buse Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park MD 20653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler (a few steps from
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this marker); Grumman A-6E Intruder (a few steps from this marker); Grumman A-6 Intruder (a few steps from this marker); Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey Test Aircraft No. 8 ("Eight-ball") (within shouting distance of this marker); TA-75A Tow Tractor (within shouting distance of this marker); LTV NA-7A Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas NA-4M Skyhawk (within shouting distance of this marker); North American RA-5C Vigilante (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington Park.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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