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.
Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Parent type: Sikorsky S-65/H-53
Aircraft status: No longer flying
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)