Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion

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Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
CH-53E on the runway at KJFK
CH-53E on the runway at KJFK
Type Military helicopter, Cargo aircraft, Heavy-lift cargo helicopter
Manufacturer Sikorsky
  • Pierre Duval (3D model)
  • Josh Babcok (cockpit, FDM)
  • StuartC
  • Richard Harrison (various fixes and updates, see [1])
--aircraft= ch53eSuperStallion
Status Production
 FDM Stars-4.png
 Systems Stars-2.png
 Cockpit Stars-5.png
 Model Stars-5.png
 Website The website for the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion.
Download Download the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
Forum 'Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion' topic on the FlightGear forum.
License GPLv2+

The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. It was developed from the CH-53 Sea Stallion, mainly by adding a third engine, adding a seventh blade to the main rotor and canting the tail rotor 20 degrees. It was built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps.

Aircraft help

Key Function
Ctrl+l Open/close loading bay door
Ctrl+d Open/close crew door and left window
Shift+d Open/close ramp
Shift+n Toggle rotor brake on/off
f Toggle rotor blades and tailboom folding
n Apply rotor brake
} Start engines
{ Shut down engines

Rotor folding

The rotor folding is quite simple and works best when the rotors are nearly at the correct position. There are no interlocks so it is possible to starting folding whilst the blades are still rotating. To align correctly, use the rotor brake (press and hold n to increase braking). The 7th main rotor blade is marked with a "V" letter which should be pointing out to the tailboom.

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