Specifications for the
Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
Long-Range Infiltration, Exfiltration and Resupply
Focus Model: Sikorsky MH-53M (Pave Low IV)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1981
Crew: 6 + 37
Length: 91.86ft (28m)
Width: 71.85ft (21.90m)
Height: 24.93ft (7.60m)
Weight (Empty): 32,000lbs (14,515kg)
Weight (MTOW): 46,297lbs (21,000kg)
Powerplant: 2 x General Electric T64-GE-100 turboshaft engines developing 4,330 shaft horsepower each and turning a six-blade main rotor and four-blade tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 196mph (315kmh; 170kts)
Maximum Range: 690miles (1,111km)
Service Ceiling: 15,997ft (4,876m; 3.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
3 x 7.62mm M134 miniguns OR 3 x 12.7mm BMG Browning M2 heavy machine guns positioned one at left fuselage side, one at right fuselage side and one on the rear loading ramp.
Two external side sponson hardpoints reserved for external fuel stores.
YHH-53H "Pave Low I" - prototype