USA—King Stallion Chopper Wraps Up Initial Sea Trials

U.S. Naval Air Systems Command | 06/29/2020

The newest heavy-lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps has just completed its first sea trials, reports the Naval Air Systems Command. From June 8 to June 21, the CH-53K King Stallion operated from the amphibious ship USS Wasp to demonstrate its capabilities in a warship environment, reported USNI News on June 25. The testing involved launch and recovery; rotor start and shutdown; blade fold; and shipboard compatibility testing in various sea and wind conditions. More than 360...
 

Like what you're reading? Become a member.

To become a member, please call 888-275-2264 or click here to
request subscription information.

If you are already a member, please log in to view this content.