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CH-53K completes initial operational testing

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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:04 PM
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The CH-53K King Stallion has completed its initial operational testing, known as OT-B1. It was the first test with an all Marine crew, and included a 27,000 pound sling load hover, moving 12,000 pounds over 110 nm in the sling. Ground events included embarkation/debarkation of combat rigged troops, internal and external cargo rigging, transporting fuel bladders, and rigging for litters in the medevac mission.

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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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I have ridden in the CH53 a few times and have always been impressed with their technology. This is a really reliable bird even though a good officer and friend was killed piloting one. I'm glad to see the series continues with the 53K and I hope it can be developed for commercial use as well. My best and flag,



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