USMC Sikorsky CH-53K (04) Heavy Lift Helicopter
The USMC Sikorsky CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter is a modern, marinized, fly-by-wire aircraft that can move more cargo, farther and at longer distances that any other aircraft in production. For example, the CH-53K can lift an up-armored 22,600 lb. JLTV and carry it 110 nautical miles, in high and hot conditions and still have capacity for an additional 4,400 pounds of payload. There is no other helicopter that comes close to the performance of the CH-53K or that can meet Marine Corps requirements. (Photo by courtesy U.S. Navy).