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New American helicopter CH-53K King Stallion went into series

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The US Department of Defense paid for the first two CH-53K King Stallion serial helicopters. As reported on the website of the Naval Institute of the US Navy, the company Sikorsky (part of the corporation Lockheed Martin) received the first contract for the assembly of "the most powerful American helicopters."

The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter is a continuation of the CH-53 lineup, which has been produced since 1964. The new modification is the largest and most "powerful" in the family of "Stallions" (from the English. Stallion - stallion). To date, four pre-production prototypes of the CH-53K have been assembled, which have passed a series of tests and transferred to the United States Marine Corps. The cost of the first two serial samples was $ 304 million.

New American helicopter CH-53K King Stallion went into series


CH-53K King Stallion is a heavy transport helicopter with a maximum take-off weight of almost 40 tons. It can carry over 12 tons of cargo on an external sling, and its cargo hold can accommodate up to 55 passengers. The crew of the helicopter is from two to five people - in addition to two pilots, it can be included in the composition of three arrows, providing circular protection.

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.

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. Thus, the new vehicle 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, reports "Warspot".
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 3 September 2017 20: 03
    +6
    For the United States Commission, the car is perfect.
    1. Maksus
      Maksus 3 September 2017 20: 25
      +3
      It seems like a long time ago the Seahorse has been in service, why did the price rise to the second Lightning?
      1. RASKAT
        RASKAT 3 September 2017 20: 33
        +30
        150 million apiece belay ? What did they stuff your mother into his mother? Let me remind you that F-22 and F-35 planes cost 100 million each. Our Mi 26 costs 15 million, Mi 17 costs 10 million. Yes, the cut is on such a scale, our corrupt officials are just children against this request .
        1. Alexander 3
          Alexander 3 3 September 2017 20: 40
          +2
          It seems to me that gold from Fort Knox is migrating to producers. Do they really work for cabbage.
          1. Fei_Wong
            Fei_Wong 3 September 2017 21: 14
            +1
            There is almost no gold there already. At least own (the main share is European - “in storage”). The printing press is again in use.
        2. NEXUS
          NEXUS 3 September 2017 22: 00
          +4
          Quote: RASKAT
          Let me remind you that F-22 aircraft

          A lizard is slightly more expensive ... laughing
        3. enot73
          enot73 3 September 2017 22: 08
          +1
          And how do you like the cost of a shot of the Zamvolt destroyer’s gun? The US military admitted that they could not use the high-tech destroyer guns of the USS Zumwalt because of the too high cost of ammunition: one shot will cost about $ 800 thousand. These are two guns for LRLAP (Long Range Land-Attack Projectile), capable of hitting a target with high accuracy from a distance of 130 km.
        4. Michael newage
          Michael newage 3 September 2017 22: 29
          +4
          150 million f22 costs, excluding R&D, and taking into account 300. Program 35 is generally more expensive than landing on the moon. American "efficiency" laughing .
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        5. Stoler
          Stoler 4 September 2017 02: 30
          +4
          Here are just our goats with American sheep should not be confused.))): am
    2. poquello
      poquello 3 September 2017 23: 26
      +5
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      For the United States Commission, the car is perfect.

      I agree, I agree, it’s suitable, it’s a pity it costs a little
    3. Maz
      Maz 4 September 2017 06: 07
      0
      It’s more like cutting a budget than arming than worth it. This pepelats for three hundred million bucks will be easy prey for willows, needles, and even arrows, worth a hundred thousand greens per unit. And active protection against a platoon of shooting operators will not help. it’s hard to miss this cow in the sky even from a slingshot
      1. Olegovi4
        Olegovi4 4 September 2017 18: 32
        0
        Quote: Maz
        This pepelats for three hundred million bucks

        the article writes that 300 lyam for two devices
  2. Professor
    Professor 3 September 2017 20: 05
    +13
    New American helicopter CH-53K King Stallion went into series

    What is "new" in it? Yes, and for the money ... request
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 3 September 2017 20: 09
      +2
      Quote: Professor
      What is "new" in it? Yes, and for the money ...

      Wounded Hammer Inside laughing
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 3 September 2017 22: 02
        +4
        Quote: WUA 518
        Wounded Hammer Inside

        Hi Sasha! hi
        But I don’t see something in a ton of two tons of gold bars ... wassat
      2. Zefr
        Zefr 4 September 2017 05: 32
        0
        But aren't Humves going to write off to the rear services? A helicopter has already been bought ...
      3. Abel
        Abel 4 September 2017 18: 05
        0
        Apparently, the engines and avionics have changed, the box seems to be the same, well, maybe for the show off, they added composites (although it’s not very clear)
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 3 September 2017 20: 32
      +3
      Quote: Professor
      New American helicopter CH-53K King Stallion went into series

      What is "new" in it? Yes, and for the money ... request

      Avionics and engine.
      1. WUA 518
        WUA 518 3 September 2017 20: 44
        +3
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Avionics and engine.

        50 plus lyamov? Our MI-26 is about 25. The budget is clearly inflated!
        1. Praetorian4
          Praetorian4 3 September 2017 21: 38
          +7
          It would be nice to compare the sn of our workers collecting helicopters with them. And so, directly, it’s not entirely correct to compare prices.
          1. Days
            Days 3 September 2017 21: 51
            +3
            Everything is really so. It’s a pity that they remember this only when they justify the high cost of certain goods within the US / EC, etc. .. And they forget it during mind-blowing comparisons of salaries, pensions and minimum wages in Russia and inside the USA / EC.
        2. NEXUS
          NEXUS 3 September 2017 22: 05
          +3
          Quote: WUA 518
          50 plus lyamov? Our MI-26 is about 25. The budget is clearly inflated!

          And do you think, friend, that the toilet for the Pentagon costs $ 300, and the brush for this toilet is $ 10? wassat There, this faience masterpiece can also cost under 50 Baku, budgeted and price ... laughing
          1. WUA 518
            WUA 518 3 September 2017 23: 16
            +3
            Quote: NEXUS
            brush for this toilet $ 10?

            Andrey is healthy. I cheapened the price with brushes laughing
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 3 September 2017 23: 38
              +2
              Quote: WUA 518
              Andrey is healthy. I cheapened the price with brushes

              So I said that the brush for the Pentagon nifig not 10 Baku worth ... wassat Its price, apparently like a good fighter wing ... from here I conclude (according to the system of 38 parrots) that you flew 5-6 yarschiks, in total. lol
          2. Ryazan87
            Ryazan87 4 September 2017 12: 57
            +1
            I don’t know how in the Pentagon, but in the Vladimir region the administration bought a toilet brush at a price of 23 rubles per 090 piece. Those. 1 $.
            See paragraph 13
        3. Gronsky
          Gronsky 3 September 2017 22: 08
          +7
          By the way, pay attention to what massive rotor hub it has. This despite the fact that the helicopter is inferior to the Mi-26 in all respects (carrying capacity, cargo compartment volume, dimensions and dead weight). Eloquent evidence of design qualifications. In general, it creates the impression of a design that pulls itself with difficulty, not to mention the payload. Cumbersome infection and awkward.
          1. WUA 518
            WUA 518 3 September 2017 22: 45
            +3
            Quote: Gronsky
            By the way, pay attention to what massive rotor hub it has.

            Well, if I put a current collector in the form of a pancake on the Mi-26 sleeve, and not a regular one

            That and there would be wow! laughing
          2. WUA 518
            WUA 518 3 September 2017 22: 47
            0
            Quote: Gronsky
            Cumbersome infection and awkward.

            You also need to be able to take pictures.
            1. Maz
              Maz 4 September 2017 06: 12
              0
              Here’s the elephant!, The more such storage facilities in the US Army, the less their strategic fuel supply, the higher the price of oil and its products, let them build more, more, more
          3. jonhr
            jonhr 4 September 2017 07: 49
            +1
            the stallion is the first helicopter of this class which performed the barrel. and the only one. compared to mi-26 stallion dragonfly laughing
          4. Abel
            Abel 4 September 2017 18: 08
            0
            When the American helicopter landed hard in Afghanistan, our MI-26 asked to pull it out, for which my friend received the Bronze Star.
      2. Professor
        Professor 4 September 2017 08: 10
        +1
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: Professor
        New American helicopter CH-53K King Stallion went into series

        What is "new" in it? Yes, and for the money ... request

        Avionics and engine.

        This is how to take ZAZ 968M and change the engine and radio on it and announce a new car.
    3. Dead duck
      Dead duck 3 September 2017 22: 22
      +7
      Quote: Professor
      New American helicopter CH-53K King Stallion went into series

      What is "new" in it? Yes, and for the money ... request

      I know that ... a miracle of American engineering yes
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    5. datur
      datur 4 September 2017 00: 38
      0
      COST-trump after all bourgeois !!! wink
  3. HEATHER
    HEATHER 3 September 2017 20: 13
    +9
    And what! Enough terrible pepelats. 12 tons on the external sling. I’ll believe. After a liter. Not kerosene. But, they, the parasites, they cooked it up, like Cheburashka! Strong, infection.
    1. san4es
      san4es 3 September 2017 20: 15
      +6
      Quote: VERESK
      What! Enough awful pepelats.

      ... like a locomotive
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          1. Iaaa
            Iaaa 3 September 2017 20: 40
            +14
            Quote: WHAT IS
            20 years merged with a solarium, sofa softer.

            Yes, you don’t get nervous. So you can get a lap-pad, with your fuse. More careful, more careful. We will miss you if something happens ..
            .
            Quote: WHAT IS
            You were like a petty thief

            Everyone judges the other according to the degree of corruption. laughing
          2. HEATHER
            HEATHER 3 September 2017 20: 55
            +21
            Firstly. In the aviation, not a solarium, but KEROSIN.D.D.E.B.I.L. Secondly, we will come. It’s better to die now. Who will try to "run into" Russia will die. Remember this. "What is it." I’ll bury you. You don’t have to be rude. You don’t steer on the planet. It’s time to calm down. If no, explain.
            1. WUA 518
              WUA 518 3 September 2017 21: 01
              +2
              Quote: VERESK
              not a solarium but KEROSIN.

              Well, it’s right: aviation fuel. But this, in particular wink
              1. HEATHER
                HEATHER 3 September 2017 21: 27
                +3
                Well, WUA 518. Can I explain to you about KEROSIN? Or have you come up with something else? hi
                1. WUA 518
                  WUA 518 3 September 2017 21: 41
                  +4
                  Quote: VERESK
                  Or have you come up with something else?

                  We strove, but did not go. As usual, there is a dumb gold reserve!
                  1. HEATHER
                    HEATHER 3 September 2017 21: 46
                    +2
                    The song is always! Thank you! This is a MACHINE!
          3. Whaler
            Whaler 3 September 2017 22: 16
            +3
            Quote: WHAT IS
            20 years merged with a solarium, sofa softer ...? good You were like a petty thief, so you will die to her !!!

            Solar? From the guard ?! LOL)) write and
      2. Iaaa
        Iaaa 3 September 2017 20: 30
        +10
        Quote: WHAT IS
        Hey, heather, wise man of the Eras, they concocted him, unlike you, a sofa ..........

        Was there a bathhouse ?. Be sick, sickly.
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          1. Iaaa
            Iaaa 3 September 2017 20: 56
            +6
            Quote: WHAT IS
            then you poor ...

            Well, thank God, I got Lesha! laughing Now I’ll go to sleep with a sense of accomplishment.
            So good night to you, my dear. laughing laughing soldier
          2. HEATHER
            HEATHER 3 September 2017 21: 06
            +5
            So rinse, wretched. Do not go where you are not invited.
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          3. HEATHER
            HEATHER 3 September 2017 21: 21
            +1
            Okay guys. The topic was closed. Everything is fine. Don’t “what is it” .. Leave the guy alone. Frets?
          4. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 3 September 2017 21: 27
            +1
            Hamish, boy!
            1. HEATHER
              HEATHER 3 September 2017 21: 40
              +3
              Not rude. Everything is fine. More precisely, he was banned.
          5. The brightest
            The brightest 4 September 2017 04: 47
            0
            Oh, another huluy from the sofa warrior psakagon arrived)))))))
  4. Mikhail Zubkov
    Mikhail Zubkov 3 September 2017 20: 18
    +6
    And the girl-cameraman from a self-propelled Russian armored boat worth 0,15 million dollars will bring down this stallion. Normal price-performance ratio?
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 3 September 2017 20: 28
      +4
      The cost of the first two production samples was $ 304 million.


      Are they ... gold ??? belay

      And the girl-cameraman from a self-propelled Russian armored boat worth 0,15 million dollars will bring down this stallion. Normal price-performance ratio?

      Yeah ... what in a large-scale war, not one country can handle such losses.
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 3 September 2017 22: 52
        +1
        This is not an attack helicopter, the more they write that there is a KAZ, an armored capsule for the crew, etc., the Mi-26s in Chechnya were also shot down from MANPADS and now what ?! Walking?
        1. CT-55_11-9009
          CT-55_11-9009 5 September 2017 20: 19
          +1
          So the fact of the matter is that the price of this unit is exorbitant. For such a price he would be unbreakable ...
  5. purple
    purple 3 September 2017 20: 19
    +12
    MI-26 looks at him like a hawna
  6. Alexander War
    Alexander War 3 September 2017 21: 15
    +1
    Cut the dough
  7. le-s-ha
    le-s-ha 3 September 2017 21: 16
    +1
    Well, everything turns out right, the lion's share of the budget was spent on making this pepelats so scary belay
  8. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 3 September 2017 22: 12
    +3
    "Lieutenant General Gary Thomas said that the cost of one" super stallion "will fall to 89-90 million dollars, at the end of the decade, if everything goes according to plan." We are waiting ... Israel is negotiating on possible deliveries to the account of American aid. Probably, as usual, the production of some serial parts by the Israeli military-industrial complex is reprimanded, and, of course, permission for its own systems. May agree ...
    1. Maz
      Maz 4 September 2017 06: 17
      0
      I think that the cost of the Verba air defense system will fall to 50 bucks per missile, and this stallion will have two calculations per eye, and if you take into account that the air defense systems of less than two gunners-operators do not put up one point, but usually four, then far this device does not fly away with its size, but I doubt very much about speed. I would like to know the fuel consumption of this pig.
  9. Whaler
    Whaler 3 September 2017 22: 20
    +2
    Quote: WHAT IS

    Mumbler, this is for you, miserable ... laughing laughing laughing

    What a stubborn mattress you are, however)) apparently dreaming of being also all-in-one: D // be afraid of your desires ...
    1. aws4
      aws4 4 September 2017 00: 02
      0
      Instead of swearing, you would have told why such a price, because even taking into account the more expensive workforce, it’s a lot .. and even if the price drops from 150 to 90 it’s also unbelievable ... maybe there is something special in this helicopter, maybe It has some unique characteristics .. ????
  10. egor1712
    egor1712 3 September 2017 22: 24
    -1
    Bredyatina. It looks bulky and stupid. laughing
  11. Michael newage
    Michael newage 3 September 2017 22: 32
    +1
    Quote: Professor
    Yeah, and as soon as they get to Israel they will become both new and cheap and the best in the world.

    Yeah, and as soon as they get to Israel they will become both new and cheap and the best in the world. laughing
  12. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 3 September 2017 22: 49
    +2
    Not weak, another +200 heavy helicopters ...
  13. Lev Bronsch
    Lev Bronsch 3 September 2017 23: 08
    +1
    And I will say this - it’s not entirely a matter of price. Most likely, it is precisely such parameters that are suitable for the tactics of using a specific type of weapon, even if it is a transport weapon. And as for the prices for army wunderwaffes, how to fight an aircraft carrier for 13 or 15? billions of dollars, too, somehow nekomilfo. A Chinese / Korean / Indian / Pakistani ballistic missile will fall into it (nearby), which means the whole world, a missile for 10 million (of course, purely by accident) - and there is no aircraft carrier. Well, or repair for 5 years, a billion for 7-8 ... But this does not stop the Yusovites. And the rotorcraft seems successful to me, well, it’s a little “golden”, so there’s a “wild” capitalism - lobbied for the contract, get it with a full spoon! wink What about corruption? No, not heard laughing . Ordinary weekdays of the US military-industrial complex ...
    1. nebche
      nebche 3 September 2017 23: 53
      0
      Do not hope they will not fight.
    2. sedoj
      sedoj 4 September 2017 12: 57
      +2
      Quote: Lev Bronsch
      and fight an aircraft carrier for 13 or 15? billions of dollars, too, somehow nekomilfo. A Chinese / Korean / Indian / Pakistani ballistic missile will fall into it (nearby), which means the whole world, a missile for 10 million (of course, purely by accident) - and there is no aircraft carrier.

      Ballistics on an aircraft carrier? Ek, you are bent. Yes, and at a ballistics price of only 10 lyam? I would live like that.
  14. Gronsky
    Gronsky 3 September 2017 23: 12
    +3
    Quote: WUA 518
    That and there would be wow!

    I agree, the sleeve of the 26th also be healthy do not cough. But I spoke primarily about the dimensions of the sleeve relative to other characteristics of the machine. Mi-26 in this sense is beyond competition. Elegant, proportionate, highly effective.
    And the Yankees, with all due respect to the Sikorsky company, could not work out the construct as beautifully as the Milevtsi.
    A huge, bulky rotor, engines sticking out on the sides, "pants" on the sides of the fuselage, in which the landing gear is hiding, and against the background of all this is a small and cramped fuselage. Well, God bless him, they are happy and the flag wherever they want. The main thing is that we have better.
    1. nebche
      nebche 4 September 2017 00: 02
      0
      Among other things, engine spacing is a good thing. Increased survivability with external exposure; lowering the center of mass and, accordingly, improving flight performance.
    2. jonhr
      jonhr 4 September 2017 07: 59
      0
      the stallion is a purely military helicopter and therefore not the size of a car. and huge sticking pants are the floats in which the chassis is hiding. helicopter maintains buoyancy when landing on water
  15. datur
    datur 3 September 2017 23: 27
    0
    well, the royal stallion is good !!!!! wink
  16. Приговор
    Приговор 4 September 2017 01: 17
    0
    And when is Israel? Israel needs that too! .. wink
    1. Oleg7700
      Oleg7700 4 September 2017 13: 45
      +1
      In 2005-15. A complete modernization of all Israeli CH-53 Yasur was made, they will last until 2025, a replacement is needed, alas. Considering that the “royal stallion” was created according to the US Marine Corps TU for basing and serving on Wasp-type ship docks (for correct comparisons with “similar” ...) Israel needs a land modification, possibly cheaper, but stuffed with its systems, tch active missile defense Dragon Block 3
  17. Evil 55
    Evil 55 4 September 2017 02: 42
    +2


    Here it is Ours, cheap, simple and reliable ... Judge the possibilities yourself .. And everything else is pale copies and children's attempts ..
    1. ZVO
      ZVO 4 September 2017 20: 55
      0
      Quote: Evil 55

      Here it is Ours, cheap, simple and reliable ... Judge the possibilities yourself .. And everything else is pale copies and children's attempts ..


      And ours sits on the deck of the landing ship?
      Do the blades fold up at our place, and does ours fit into the elevator, so that later it would go down into the hangar of that same landing ship?
  18. eklmn
    eklmn 4 September 2017 04: 40
    +1
    From Wiki - “As of 2016, the Mi-26 still holds the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale world record for the greatest mass lifted to 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) - 56,768.8 kilograms (125,153.8 lb) on a flight in 1982”
       In 2016, the Mi-26 still maintained the world record set in 1982. 
    “In July 2010 a proposed Russian-Chinese development of a 33-ton heavy-lift helicopter was announced.
    Rostvertol, the Russian helicopter manufacturer, was contracted to refurbish and upgrade the entire fleet of Mi-26s serving in the Russian Air Force, estimated to be around 20 helicopters. "
      The Rosvert helicopter received a contract for remaking helicopters for the Air Force, about 20 pieces.
      “The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion is a large, heavy-lift cargo helicopter currently being developed by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The design features three 7,500 shp (5,590 kW) engines, new composite rotor blades, and a wider aircraft cabin than previous CH-53 variants. It will be the largest and heaviest helicopter in the US military. The USMC plans to receive 200 helicopters at a total cost of $ 25 billion. Ground Test Vehicle (GTV) testing started in April 2014; flight testing began with the maiden flight on 27 October 2015. ”
       SN-53K has 3 engines of 7,500 hp. each, rotors made of composite materials, wider cabin. It will be the largest helicopter in US military history. 200 helicopters ordered in the amount of $ 25 billion.
  19. The brightest
    The brightest 4 September 2017 04: 45
    0
    The usual pregnant Sikorsiky what's new in him ...
  20. irazum
    irazum 4 September 2017 06: 09
    +2
    Good car, powerful, strong, beautiful. And if staff members have money to buy them, then why not?
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  22. Bronevick
    Bronevick 4 September 2017 13: 21
    0
    There probably the instrument panel made of Swarovski crystals
  23. tralmaster.
    tralmaster. 4 September 2017 18: 16
    0
    With such a price tag, their printing press will not stand.
  24. VOENOBOZ
    VOENOBOZ 4 September 2017 18: 24
    0
    The cost is certainly good, but they pay good money to their hard workers, and a decent amount of plants will puff at full. Compare with us is not possible.
  25. ZVO
    ZVO 4 September 2017 21: 15
    +2
    Specialists inevitably ...
    But no one wrote about:
    1. The helicopter is designed to be based on ships. Accordingly, the rear beam and the rotor blades are folded ... Which is not so cheap in production.
    2. The helicopter is designed for operation in the conditions of the seas (salt, moisture), sand (sand, heat). mountains (rarefaction, dust).
    3. Avionics is the most modern. Everything is "glass". Completely new EMDS.
    4. A lot of titanium. composites.
    6. Refueling in the air.
    7. Flights day and night.
    8. Landings (read the fall) with overload up to 20G is the norm.

    So find him an adequate competitor?
    you will not find, therefore, 150 million - that price. what is he standing now ..
    Will go into series - will be cheaper.
    1. CT-55_11-9009
      CT-55_11-9009 5 September 2017 20: 33
      +2
      Quote: ZVO
      8. Landings (read the fall) with overload up to 20G is the norm.

      As for the rest - not special, but in my opinion, the price is still exorbitant. But about overloads - this is already too much. Even for specially trained people (astronauts, if that), an overload of 20 G is too much, even if it is shock, and not constant. With such overloads, even in the direction of the chest-back (lying position), people have wild compression fractures (this is if you are lucky). And in a sitting position it is much more dangerous.

      By the way, why such overloads are provided? What height should he roll over to get such an overload ???
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