CH-53E Super Stallion


The CH-53E Super Stallion’s mission is the transportation of heavy equipment and supplies for amphibious assault.


The CH-53E Super Stallion is the heavy-lift helicopter used by Marines around the world. It is capable of rapidly transporting troops and equipment from ship-to-shore: launching amphibious assaults, facilitating logistics and maintenance, providing sustainment and supplies, and equipping the warfighter for mission success. The powerful Super Stallion is capable of lifting heavy military equipment, yet still compact enough to fit onboard an amphibious warfare ship where it can take off carrying 16 tons of cargo and deliver it 50 miles away before returning to base.


Length: 99 feet, 0.5 inches
Height: 2 8 feet, 4 inches
Max Gross Weight: to 69,750 (31,638 kg) with external load
Power Plant: Three T64-GE-419 turboshaft (4,750 SHP each)
Crew: Four – pilot, copilot, crew chief, and mechanic/gunner
Contractor: Sikorsky Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Company

Program Status

Production Phase: Sustainment
Inventory: 133