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...

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