It’s nicknamed the “Super Stallion,” and the nickname couldn’t be more suitable. The CH-53E Super Stallion is powerful enough to carry a 26,000-pound Light Armored Vehicle, 16 tons of cargo 50 miles and back, or enough combat-loaded U.S. Marines to lead an assault or humanitarian operation. The heavy-lift helicopter of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Super Stallion can lift every aircraft in the Marine inventory except the KC-130, although it’s compact is enough to deploy on amphibious assault ships.
This video includes footage of several CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters in action lifting several M777 howitzer and practicing aerial refuel during a large training exercise. It also includes footage of several Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk practicing a deck landing.
See for yourself!