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: 91.86 ft (28 m)
Width: 71.85 ft (21.90 m)
Height: 24.93ft (7.60 m)
Weight (Empty): 32,000 lb (14,515 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 46,297 lb (21,000 kg)
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: 196 mph (315 kmh; 170 kts)
Maximum Range: 690 miles (1,111 km)
Service Ceiling: 15,997 ft (4,876 m; 3.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/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