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US Marines received the first CH-53K King Stallion pre-production helicopter

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The US Marine Corps received one of the most powerful and expensive helicopters in the world. Sikorsky delivered the first pre-production model of the CH-53K King Stallion military transport helicopter to the marines. This portal writes "Warspot" with reference to businessinsider.com.
The novelty is a heavy transport helicopter with a maximum take-off weight of almost 40 tons. The vehicle is capable of carrying over 13 tons of cargo on an external sling, and its internal compartment can accommodate up to 55 passengers. The crew of the helicopter is from two to five people. In addition to the two pilots, it can include three shooters that provide all-round protection.


The cost of the first sample CH-53K King Stallion was about $ 122 million, which makes it the most expensive military helicopter in the world (in its class). Initially, the cost of the machine was estimated at $ 100 million, but due to cost overruns in the development and testing of its final price increased by 22%. At the same time, the manufacturer states that during serial production, which they plan to start in 2019, the cost of the helicopter will be reduced to $ 89 million.
Despite the fact that the cost of the CH-53K King Stallion is comparable to the latest fifth-generation fighter F-35B, the US Department of Defense considers such costs justified, appreciating the capabilities of the helicopter. So, the new car is multifunctional and can transport the army off-road vehicle HMMWV in the internal compartment without conversion and carry out the evacuation of the wounded.
US Marines received the first CH-53K King Stallion pre-production helicopter

The maximum range of the CH-53K is 840 km, the speed is 315 km / h. The helicopter is equipped with active and passive protection systems - in particular, the armored hull protects the crew and passengers from small-arms fire weapons, and active protection systems can protect the machine from damage by missiles. In total for the Marines plan to buy about two hundred of these machines.
Photos used:
yandex.ru/images›CH-53K King Stallion. a photo
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 22 March 2017 17: 55 New
    +4
    Will a new helicopter be sent to Syria? It costs like an F-35. Stunned. How famously the Americans are mastering the budget. No cost increases for Trump's US MoD. Everything is in the abyss.
    1. Totsky
      Totsky 22 March 2017 18: 05 New
      +3
      Quote: oleg-gr
      How famously the Americans are mastering the budget. No cost increases for Trump's US MoD.

      They have a printing press, they can afford it ... We still do the main emphasis on the simplicity and reliability and skill of the pilots .. It’s a little enviable, of course, but we’ll see whoever takes it; better not to get in our way (especially in Syria ..)
      1. Alex_Rarog
        Alex_Rarog 22 March 2017 18: 10 New
        +1
        Yes, damn it, even with a printing press 122 animated cartoons of elves are a lot of fucking. I would understand for the 35th if he flew ... I understand the lard for the aircraft carrier ... but damn for the turntables that are a working tool, well, in FIG.
      2. You Vlad
        You Vlad 22 March 2017 19: 32 New
        +4
        Quote: Totsky
        They have a printing press, they can afford it ..
        PUTIN WE ARE NOT HOOLING HOW THE USA DISCUSSING DOLLARS WORLDWIDE
      3. KaPToC
        KaPToC 22 March 2017 23: 34 New
        +1
        Quote: Totsky
        They have a printing press, they can afford it ...

        There is no way to make a helicopter out of paper, it needs energy, materials, people, and you can’t just print them.
      4. Observer2014
        Observer2014 23 March 2017 00: 03 New
        +1
        Totsky hi
        They have a printing press, they can afford it ... Nevertheless, our main emphasis is always on simplicity and reliability
        Lord You should have seen this garbage in the air! It barely flies or moves. hi
    2. rich
      rich 22 March 2017 18: 07 New
      +2
      How famously the Americans are mastering the budget. No cost increases for Trump's US MoD. Everything is in the abyss.

      And these are the fruits of close experience of communication with the authorities of modern Ukraine. Their school! By skill they saw far ahead of the rest. Such Americans even have the honor of learning
    3. jurijsv
      jurijsv 22 March 2017 18: 13 New
      0
      Moreover, at low cost, because it’s Sea King modernized
      1. Ren
        Ren 22 March 2017 18: 24 New
        +1
        Quote: jurijsv
        this is sea king upgraded

        More correct - sea stallion (Sea Stalin) in the modification of Sea Dragon
      2. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 23 March 2017 16: 25 New
        +1
        Quote: jurijsv
        Moreover, at low cost, because it’s Sea King modernized

        Not. The base machine here was not Sea King, but Sea Stallion.
        However, the Stallion line is also not young - the first flight of the line's founder was already in 1964.
    4. alex73s
      alex73s 22 March 2017 18: 59 New
      +1
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Will a new helicopter be sent to Syria? It costs like an F-35. Stunned. How famously the Americans are mastering the budget. No cost increases for Trump's US MoD. Everything is in the abyss.


      Not as expensive as a F35, for a transport helicopter, in F35 even a large number of electronics can use a huge range of weapons, the price of the CH-53K King Stallion is not clear to me.
      And what similar analogues of the CH-53K King Stallion are in the Russian Federation and how much do they cost? (https://topwar.ru/111585-kitay-i-rossiya-pristup
      ili-k-realizacii-proekta-po-sozdaniyu-tyazhelogo-
      is vertoleta.html roughly equivalent to CH-53K King Stallion?)
  2. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 22 March 2017 17: 56 New
    +1
    Trump will bring down the price, they will buy three hundred of these, and they will oblige them to buy their NATO snows.
  3. jurijsv
    jurijsv 22 March 2017 18: 04 New
    0
    Is this not a version of Sea King?
    1. avt
      avt 22 March 2017 18: 12 New
      +4
      Quote: jurijsv
      Is this not a version of Sea King?

      What a fright ??? Is it really so difficult to click in a search engine to see the difference ?? ,, King of males ", or," King of Stallions "is a completely new generation and abruptly weight, that's how this box is naval ... it looks brutal. good Well, you’ll definitely not be mistaken with the refueling bar in the air - SAMETS bully
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 22 March 2017 18: 46 New
        +5
        Quote: avt
        Well, you’ll definitely not be mistaken with the refueling bar in the air - SAMETS

        Woodpecker. yes
  4. Berkut752
    Berkut752 22 March 2017 18: 14 New
    +1
    Judging by the photo of HMMWV, the guys gathered for fishing. Removed the bumper, weapons .............
    1. Couchexpert
      Couchexpert 22 March 2017 23: 07 New
      0
      Yes, and HMMWV itself, consider that it has already been removed from service. And for example, new high MRAP-carts will climb into the salon? All the same, it is rather just a "flying bus" for the marines.
  5. jovanni
    jovanni 22 March 2017 18: 16 New
    +2
    The first sample of the CH-53K King Stallion was about $ 122 million, making it the most expensive military helicopter in the world

    Gosha! Yes, for these grandmas he should not fly, but teleport ...
    1. Alex_Tug
      Alex_Tug 22 March 2017 23: 17 New
      0
      for these grandmas he should not fly, but teleport
      maybe he knows how, but they don’t write about it.
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 22 March 2017 18: 16 New
    +1
    At the same time, the manufacturer claims that with serial production, which they plan to start in 2019, the cost of the helicopter will be reduced to $ 89 million.
    No, well, if you don’t come up with anything else to transfer HAMER to 300-400 km .... So instead of the head, it’s either F or Z.
    1. tlauicol
      tlauicol 22 March 2017 18: 42 New
      +3
      Well, if you do not compare with the helicopters for our marines, then you can and neigh. But if you still compare?
      1. cariperpaint
        cariperpaint 22 March 2017 18: 50 New
        0
        why are they to our marine corps?
        1. avt
          avt 22 March 2017 19: 00 New
          +5
          Quote: cariperpaint
          why are they to our marine corps?

          Unfortunately there is no need request Alas! We have under such devices stupidly UDC NO ..... And so with refueling in the air, but with a full load ... Yes, actually, their special forces have been dissecting since the time of the raid on Iran. When they, solely due to the grunting of the vaunted ,, Delta, "lost even from the collision in the dark while taxiing in the desert," Sea Males "- the forerunner of the King of Males
          1. cariperpaint
            cariperpaint 22 March 2017 19: 10 New
            +1
            this is exactly what I meant)
      2. reminin
        reminin April 20 2017 00: 08 New
        0
        Quote: cariperpaint
        But if you still compare?

        The world's largest heavy transport helicopter, mass-produced, is the Russian Mi-26T. The maximum take-off weight of the machine is 56 tons. The helicopter can carry loads weighing up to 20 tons or up to 85 fighters. Mi-26T can reach speeds of up to 295 kilometers per hour, and its flight range at maximum load is 475 kilometers.
  7. lance
    lance 22 March 2017 18: 53 New
    +1
    for such purposes it is better not to find a crocodile. You can equip our heavy and better.
  8. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 22 March 2017 20: 12 New
    +3
    Pretty ugly device is purely visual. The price also somehow looks inhumane.
  9. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 22 March 2017 22: 07 New
    0
    200 vert. X 55 Marines = exactly 11.000 Marines. smile
  10. Vitalion 707
    Vitalion 707 22 March 2017 23: 03 New
    0
    HMMWV - this is probably a super technique that must be transported on a super expensive helicopter!?!
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 22 March 2017 23: 47 New
      0
      Quote: Vitalion 707
      HMMWV - this is probably a super technique that must be transported on a super expensive helicopter!?!

      But since he is screeching in the sand on the beach, then he’s probably only from a helicopter and ... throw him out.
  11. corporal
    corporal 23 March 2017 00: 01 New
    +3
    We must pay tribute to the amers - a good spinner.
    1. The stranger
      The stranger 23 March 2017 16: 17 New
      0
      Maybe. 122 lemons of dead condoms for a DSHK pollant ...
  12. Leonid Har
    Leonid Har 23 March 2017 16: 05 New
    0
    and active protection systems can protect the car from damage by missiles.
    What kind of active defense are we talking about? Israeli Trophy?