Aviation Photo #1183931 Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe (S-64B) - USA - Army

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The CH-54B is powered by two 4800 shaft horsepower JFTD-12-4A turbine engines and is capable of carrying 42,000 pounds for 230 miles. The detachable pod can be used for cargo or can carry 45 equipped troops. Last based with the 169th Aviation Regiment of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    USA - Army
    Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe (S-64B)
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    Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane (H-54 Tarhe)
    Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International
    February 18, 2007
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13 years ago
Good pic, first time I've seen the cargo pod, but I believe 42000 pounds is the gross weight of the aircraft, not the payload. Civilian Skycranes can lift 20 to 25 thousand pounds depending on the model.

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