|Role||Heavy-lift cargo helicopter|
|National origin||United States|
|Developed from||CH-54 Tarhe|
The Sikorsky HLH was a proposed aircraft design to meet the United States Army requirement in 1970 for a Heavy Lift Helicopter capable of carrying 45,000 lb (20,000 kg; 20 t), a lifting capacity more than twice that of Sikorsky's most powerful helicopter at that time.
Sikorsky's HLH design was an enlarged version of the successful CH-54/S-64 with a simplified and improved single main rotor powered by three General Electric TF34-58 turboshaft engines rated at a combined 21,000 hp (15,660 kW). A crew of five would operate the aircraft from the forward cockpit with pushbuttons replacing the traditional cyclic stick and collective lever. Behind the cockpit an aft cabin provided capacity for 12 combat troops.
Data from Sikorsky Archives
- Crew: five
- Capacity: 12 combat troops or 45,000 lb (20,000 kg) max payload
- Length: 110 ft 0 in (33.54 m)
- Height: 31 ft (9.4 m)
- Empty weight: 59,000 lb (26,762 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 118,000 lb (53,524 kg)
- Powerplant: 3 × General Electric TF34-58 turboshaft, 7,000 shp (5,200 kW) each
- Main rotor diameter: 124 ft 0 in (37.8 m)
- Main rotor area: 2,801 sq ft (260.2 m2) 4-bladed composite construction
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