CH-53D Sea Stallion/HH-53D
"Super Jolly Green Giant"
HFI model is part of the world's largest public display of scale model helicopters.
It was built to 1/48 scale.
|72 ft., 3 in.|
x 3,925 shp T64-GE-413|
ft., 11 in.|
ft., 2 in.|
this version of the ship, the tail and rotor could be folded back automatically,
allowing for 64 troops to be transported. The Ch-53 is also used by the U.S. Navy
in minesweeping operations including action in 1984 clearing mines laid by the
Libyan government in international waters. The helicopter was among the aircraft
used in the aborted Iran hostage rescue attempt in 1980.