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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Vietnam.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 16.571′ N, 76° 27.683′ W. Marker was in Lexington Park, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker was on Three Notch Road (SR 235). The marker is on the grounds of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: 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 location. Bell TH-1L Iroquois (a few steps from this marker); Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight (a few steps from this marker); Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed S-3B Viking (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing X-32B JSF Demonstrator (within shouting distance of this marker); Grumman E-2B Hawkeye (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (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. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.