Operated by the United States Air Force during the late– and post–Vietnam-War era, the HH-53 "Super Jolly Green Giant" was used for combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions. SOmetimes referred to as 'Super Jolly Green Giant'.

 

By the glossary definition, with a Useful Load of 18676 lb (8471 kg), the calculated Empty Weight is approximately 10580 kg.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-65/H-53

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: GE T64-GE-3 turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 19051 kg (42000 lb)

Max Range: 1556 km (840 nm)

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