This bulletproof behemoth can transport a whole platoon of armed paratroopers. It is a genuine terminator among helicopters, and no enemy base can resist its onslaught! It is impregnable due to its carefully built composite armor!
In October of 1967 the U.S Marine Corps set out to create a vehicle with a payload capacity almost double that of any existing helicopter at the time 35000 pounds. That’s more than the capacity of any truck.
The aircraft also had to be capable of landing on warships with infantry inside. The Sikorsky Aircraft company which was already working on improving its legendar CH-53D immediately answered the call.
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