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The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the Largest and Heaviest Helicopter in the United States

This helicopter can carry 37 troops. With centerline seats installed the Super Stallion can carry 55 soldiers. Alternatively it can carry cargo with a maximum weight of 13.6 t internally or 14.5 t externally. It is capable of lifting LAV-25 armored vehicle or M198 155 mm field howitzer with crew and ammunition. It can recover aircraft up to its own size.

Recently a new CH-53K King Stallion helicopter was developed to meet requirements of the US Marine Corps. It has similar airframe, but notably improved performance. The CH-53K should reach initial operating capability in 2018.

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