Monday, 6 June 2016

USMC’s CH-53K completed 20K external load test

The Sikorsky CH-53K, which is US Marine Corps’ newest heavy-lift helicopter, has marked a new milestone in its flight envelope expansion, with the lifting of a 20,000 lbs external load. The test was carried out on 26 May, at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Centre, in West Palm Beach, Florida. 
The U.S. Marine Corps' newest helicopter, the CH-53K, completed its first external load flight test carrying a 20,000 lb. load May 26 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
(Credit: Sikorsky)
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