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Designation: CH-54A

Sikorsky CH-54A

Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (Skycrane)

A picture of the Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe

In 1959, Sikorsky Aircraft began testing of a proof-of-concept heavy lift helicopter called the S-60.  Initial tests proved successful and the U.S. Navy and Army showed interest in the concept.  Sikorsky immediately began development of a more powerful version of the helicopter powered by two turbo-shaft engines.  Designated the S-64 by Sikorsky and the H-54A by the U.S. Army, it made its first flight in May 1962.  The U.S. Army named the helicopter Tarhe, but most people call them Skycranes.  The CH-54 served through the last years of the Vietnam War and finally left military service in the early 1990s.  Many surplus Skycranes have found new uses in civilian hands, being widely used for fighting forest fires and as heavy lift aircraft for erecting electrical towers, and in the timber industry.

Wingspan 72 ft

Rotor Diameter

Length 70 ft 3 in.

Length

Height 18 ft 7 in.

Height

Weight 42,000 (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 126 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 9,000 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 230 miles

Range

Engines Two Pratt & Whitney T73-P-1 turboshaft with 4,000 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 3

Crew


Manufacturer
Sikorsky

Markings
273rd Aviation Company, Sanford Army Airfield, Long Binh, Vietnam, 1968

Designation
CH-54A

Serial Number
68-18437

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