Country of Origin: USA.
Similar Aircraft: CH-53 Sea Stallion, SH-3 Sea King, Super Frelon, Puma.
Role: Transport, cargo (30 equipped troops), assault, search and rescue missions.
Armament: Usually none.
Dimensions: Length: 57 ft, 3 in (17.46 m). Rotor diameter: 62 ft (19 m).
The CH/HH-3 is a twin-engine, single-rotor, medium-transport helicopter.
Fifteen combat-equipped parachutists can jump from this aircraft.
Parachutists walk out the door 90 degrees to the aircraft in a crouched position to avoid hitting their heads on the upper
door frame. They do not make a vigorous exit.
The speed of the aircraft during all jump operations is between 70 knots and 90 knots indicated air speed.
Wings: Large, five-blade main rotor mounted above the body midsection.
Engine(s): Two turboshaft engines on top of the body midsection. Two round air intakes located above and behind cockpit.
Fuselage: Boat-shaped body with blunt, rounded nose, gradually tapering upward at the rear. A hump on top of the body and landing gear in pods on the sides. Stepped cockpit.
Tail: Single, tapered flat on right side of swept-back fin. Small rotor on left side of fin.
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