Friday, June 10, 2011

MH-53 Pavelow Helicopter Series III and IV

MH-53 Pavelow  Mission

Provide low-level, long-range, undetected penetration into denied areas day or night, in adverse weather for infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces.

Descreption :

MH-53J/M Pave Low III/IV missions are almost always conducted under cover of darkness and frequently under adverse weather conditions requiring extended flight operations as low as 50 feet using night vision goggles or Instrument Meteorological Conditions as low as 100 feet above ground level. Missions involve deep penetrations of hostile areas at extreme ranges without escort. The MH-53J/M employs a sophisticated avionics system to enhance crew situational awareness and avoid threats.

Specifications :

Weight : 46,000 lb. (gross weight)

Range: 600 nautical miles (NM); unlimited with helicopter air refueling

Armament: Two 7.62 mm Mini-Guns; one .50 Caliber Machine Gun

Dimensions Length: 88 ft.; Height: 25 ft.; Roto Diameter: 72 ft.

Acquisition Status

Program status : Modifications only


Airframe - Sikorsky (CT); Engine/Gear Box - Lockheed Martin (GA); Radar/Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) - Raytheon (TX); General Mods - EJM (FL); MTC (GA).

MH-53 Pave Low Helicopter Video


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