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Representative Types of Naval Helicopters
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CH-53A/D Sea Stallion The   CH-53A/D   assault/heavy-lift   helicopter prototype  first  flew  in  1964.  A  Navy  aerial minesweeping  version,  the  RH-53D,  is  basically a  CH-53A/D  with  upgraded  engines  and  special minesweeping gear. CH-53E Super Stallion The  CH-53E  Super  Stallion  is  a  shipboard- compatible helicopter. It is configured for the lift and  movement  of  cargo  and  troops/passengers internally  and  the  lift  of  heavy,  oversized equipment  externally.  The  Navy  uses  this  aircraft for  six  missions: vertical   onboard   delivery (VOD)   augmentation,   transfer   of   damaged aircraft,   mobile   construction   support,   high- priority  container  transportation,  nuclear  weapons transportation, and  airborne  mine  counter- measures (AMCM). The Marine Corps also uses the  CH-53  for  certain  missions.  They  include tactical movement of heavy weapons and equip- ment, amphibious assault operations, recovery of downed   aircraft   (to   include   self-retrieval), V/STOL   support,   and   special   operations. The great lifting capacity of the CH-53 makes it  capable  of  lifting  some  of  the  Marine  Corps’ heavier weapons systems. It can lift systems such as the M-198 Howitzer and the different variants of the new light armored vehicle (LAV). Because of  this  lift  capacity,  the  CH-53  provides  greater assault capability. The  range  payload  capability  of  the  Super Stallion  gives  it  the  ability  to  perform  special operations  in  support  of  the  rapid  deployment force. The  MH-53E  Sea  Dragon  is  a  multimission variant   of   the   CH-53E   and   has   significantly enhanced   AMCM   capability   over   the   current Navy  RH-53D  helicopter.  The  AMCM  improve- ments  enhance  the  aircraft’s  capability  to  perform utility  and  special  missions  by  significantly increasing  range  and  navigation  capability.  The combined   nomenclature   designation   of   both aircraft  is  the  CH/MH-53E. Weighing 73,500 pounds, the CH/MH-53E is the  largest  helicopter  in  the  western  world.  Its  lift capacity provides increased military capabilities. It can deliver an external cargo of 16 tons within a  50-nautical-mile  radius  and  can  make  a  VOD of  9.8  tons  within  a  500-nautical-mile  radius. These  ranges  can in-flight  refueling in-flight refueling be  further  extended  through with  KC-130s  and  helicopter (HIR)  with  air-capable  ships. SH-60B  Seahawk The SH-60B Seahawk is the air subsystem of the LAMPS Mk III weapons system. LAMPS Mk III   is   a   computer-integrated   ship/helicopter system that increases the effectiveness of surface combatants.  It  does  that  by  providing  a  remote platform  for  deployment  of  sonobuoys  and torpedoes and an elevated platform for radar and electronic  support  measures.  It  also  increases effectiveness   by   processing   magnetic   anomaly detector  sensor  information. SH-60B  Seahawk  helicopters  provided  com- munications  relay  and  visual  surveillance  services during  the  two-carrier  battle  group  joint  strike  on selected terrorist-related Libyan targets in 1986. The  new  SH-60F,  designed  to  operate  from carriers,  is  replacing  the  SH-3H  as  the  carrier battle  group  inner  antisubmarine  warfare  zone helicopter. It employs a new, longer-range active dipping  sonar  in  addition  to  sonobuoys  to  track and  attack  submarines.  Also  incorporated  are significant   improvements   in   reliability   and maintainability,   plus   vastly   improved   tactical capabilities. AIRCRAFT  MODEL  DESIGNATIONS All  aircraft  have  tri-service  designations.  A given  aircraft  bears  the  same  alphanumeric identification  symbol  regardless  of  whether  the Navy,  Army,  or  Air  Force  uses  the  craft. Each basic designator consists of a letter and a number. The letter specifies the basic mission of  the  aircraft  as  follows: A—Attack B—Bomber C—Cargo/transport E —Special electronic installation F —Fighter H—Helicopter K—Tanker O—Observation R—Reconnaissance S   —Antisubmarine T—Trainer U—Utility V—VTOL  or  STOL (vertical or short  takeoff  and landing capability) X—Research 12-8

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