MH-53E Sea Dragon
The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. As the Sikorsky S-80 it was developed from the CH-53 Sea Stallion, mainly by adding a third engine, adding a seventh blade to the main rotor and canting the tail rotor 20 degrees.
It was built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps. The less common MH-53E Sea Dragon fills the United States Navy's need for long range mine sweeping or Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) missions, and perform heavy-lift duties for the Navy. Under development is the CH-53K, which will be equipped with new engines, new composite rotor blades, and a wider cabin.
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MH-53E Sea Dragon - U.S.Navy, HC-4 Sigonella (Italy) 1995.
MH-53E Sea Dragon - Japan, Maritime Self Defence Force, 31st Kokutai.
Lang; 301 mm.
Released by Italeri in 2010.