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Old 13 Jul 17, 14:23
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USMC CH53K

so the USMC is keeping the CH53
more payload and troop capacity than the Osprey
wider than the 53 Echo--K can fit a Hummer
very powerful....'smoother' ride than the CH46 SeaKnight

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In fact, the King Stallion has a very versatile external hook system. Marines will be able to opt for a single, dual or triple hook so it can carry up to three independent loads at a time.
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New mission management and full authority fly-by-wire flight controls, for example, are two of these exciting advances.
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/...ial-power.html
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so the USMC is keeping the CH53
more payload and troop capacity than the Osprey
wider than the 53Echo--K can fit a Hummer

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/...ial-power.html
But does it have enough ammunition to kill that thing?
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But does it have enough ammunition to kill that thing?
kill what? the Osprey?
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kill what? the Osprey?
It's a line from "King Kong:Skull Island". They take a pack of Hueys, a -47 and a -53 Sea Stallion when they invaded Kong's Kingdom.
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It's a line from "King Kong:Skull Island". They take a pack of Hueys, a -47 and a -53 Sea Stallion when they invaded Kong's Kingdom.
roger that...I didn't see it
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roger that...I didn't see it
Be thankful...
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It said "King Kong" in the title, folks. If you went hoping for more than BIG MONKEY I'd have to ask you who mislead you.

On the other hand, I watch "King Kong vs. Godzilla" the other night. It was hilarious.
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How is the CH53K on range? The Osprey has a good amount of range. I can see the Ospreys launching from further out and the Sea Stallions bringing in the heavy lift.

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How is the CH53K on range? The Osprey has a good amount of range. I can see the Ospreys launching from further out and the Sea Stallions bringing in the heavy lift.

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How is the CH53K on range? The Osprey has a good amount of range. I can see the Ospreys launching from further out and the Sea Stallions bringing in the heavy lift.

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thanks for the video Opana
yes, it's good to have both aircraft to cover a wide variety of missions/lifting requirements
plus the ''successful'' Son Tay raid in Vietnam used 53s that were refueled in the air--confirming long range ops for the 53s.....Operation Eagle Claw should've used aerial refueling
..for the heavy lift you mention, that could mean critical TOW mounted/AT hummers/etc [does the USMC still use TOWs , like when I was in? ]
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I've heard that this program is more of a headache than the F-35B.
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I've heard that this program is more of a headache than the F-35B.
thanks for the reply
can you give specifics?
seems odd because they are just updating the 53...? instead of a whole new design
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The U.S.M.C should be looking at replacing the Hueys and Cobras with either the S-97 Raider or the V-280 Valor.
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I don't see any of the services getting new big ticket items soon. The Marines could have gone to the AH 64 years ago and didn't.

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