Lockheed Martin has introduced CH-35 K Heavy lift marine helicopter. This helicopter is suitable for Navy or sea based carriers as it specializes in lifting heavy load or sea based operations.

As per the details mentioned by Lockheed Martin ,

The CH-53K helicopter has been designed and built to the exacting standards of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and will serve as its critical land and sea based logistics connector. The new heavy lifter will allow the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever before.

Specifications :

– Uses Pratt and Whitney GE-38 1B Engine

General characteristics

  • Crew: 5: 2 pilots, 1 crew chief/right gunner, 1 left gunner, 1 tail gunner (combat crew)
  • Capacity: 37 troops (55 with centerline seats installed)
  • Payload: * 35,000 lb (15,900 kg)
  • Length: 99 ft 1/2 in (30.2 m)
  • Rotor diameter: 79 ft (24 m)
  • Height: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)
  • Disc area: 4,900 ft² (460 m²)
  • Empty weight: 33,226 lb (15,071 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 74,000 lb (33,600 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: * 84,700 lb (38,400 kg)
  • Rotor systems: 7 blades on main rotor (each 35 ft × 35 in), 4 blades on tail rotor
  • Powerplant: 3 × *General Electric GE38-1Bturboshaft, * 7,500 shp (5,600 kW) each

Performance

Armament

The CH-53K helicopter is good for handling missions like humanitarian aid, troop transport, casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), support of special operations forces, and combat search and rescue operations.