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Luchthavenweg 10A
1786 PP Den Helder
The Netherlands

Phone number: +31 (0) 223 - 635 666

E-mail: info@denhelderairport.nl

 

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Luchthavenweg 10
1786 PP Den Helder
The Netherlands

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CH-53 Sea Stallion

18-10-2010

Thursday afternoon October 14th at 14.40 pm, this impressive helicopter of the German Army visited Den Helder Airport for a fuel stop.

It’s a Sikorsky CH-53 also known as ‘Sea Stallion’. This heavy-lift cargo helicopter has a length of 27 meter and is 7.6 meter high. The aircraft has an empty weight of 10,740 kg. and has a maximum takeoff weight of 19,100 kg. The CH-53 can seat three crew members and 37 to 55 troops, depending on the alternate configuration.

The first CH-53 was taken in production in 1966 and was used by the US Army. The German Army received its first CH-53 in 1969. The CH-53 has been used in a number of NATO and UN operations, in Kosovo (KFOR), in former Yugoslavia (IFOR) and more recently in Afghanistan (ISAF).

The German Army also uses the NH-90 helicopter, but due to the low cargo capacities of the NH-90, a part of the CH-53 fleet is being modernized so that it can continue its useful life until 2030.

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