Primary Lift Device - Sikorsky CH-53E (S-65E) Super Stallion
The CH-53E uses the CH-53D Improved Rotor Blades However, 3-foot blade extenders are fitted on the CH-53E main rotor head.
Main Rotor Characteristics
Direction of Rotation:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Titanium spar with Nomex honeycomb pockets wrapped in fiberglass epoxy
Blade Tip Geometry:
Number of Blades:
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:
Primary Control Device - Sikorsky CH-53E (S-65E) Super Stallion
The increase of main rotor diameter and the addition of a third engine aft of the main gearbox had a problematic impact on the aircraft's center of gravity. To offset this, the tail rotor diameter was increased. The vertical stabilizer was also canted 20° to the left, allowing the tail rotor to generate an extra 2,000 lbs of lift.