Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane Heavy-Lift Cargo Helicopter (1962)
The Skycrane proved a success in Vietnam where its heavy-hauling skills were used in retrieving downed friendly aircraft.
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Specifications for the
Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
Heavy-Lift Cargo Helicopter
Focus Model: Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft / Erickson Air-Crane - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1962
Length: 88.48 ft (26.97 m)
Width: 72.01 ft (21.95 m)
Height: 25.43ft (7.75 m)
Weight (Empty): 19,798 lb (8,980 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 46,297 lb (21,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney T73-P-700 turboshaft engines developing 4,800 shaft horsepower each powering a six-blade main rotor and a four-blade tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 149 mph (240 kmh; 130 kts)
Maximum Range: 230 miles (370 km)
Service Ceiling: 18,373 ft (5,600 m; 3.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,330 feet-per-minute (405 m/min)
Variants: [ SHOW / HIDE ]
Canada; Italy; South Korea; United States
MORE AIRCRAFT: [ SHOW / HIDE ]