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What Helo's Can Lift Their Own Weight?

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Gross weigt is more than double empty, no mention of hook limits though


Sikorsky CH-53 Super Stallion

Origin: USA

Type: heavy-duty multi-role helicopter

Max Speed: 170 kt / 196 mph

Max Range: 2,076 km / 1,290 miles

Dimensions: main rotor diam. 24.08 m /

79 ft 0 in

length 30.19 m / 99 ft 0.5 in

height 8.66 m / 28 ft 5 in

Weight: empty 15,071 kg / 33,226 lb

max. take-off 31,638 kg /

69,750 lb

Powerplant: three 3266-kW (4,380-shp) General Electric T64-GE-416 turboshafts

Armament: none, but there are suggestions that AIM-9 Sidewinders might be provided to give a self-defence capability

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407 would, but the hook limit wouldn't allow it....does that count? :rolleyes:


I've flown a few 407's and have yet to fly one that would come anywhere near lifting 2900 + Lbs.The average empty weight of a 407.... <_<

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NH90 almost makes the grade


General characteristics

Crew: 2 pilots

Capacity: 20 troops/12 stretchers

Length: 16.13 m (52 ft 11 in)

Rotor diameter: 16.30 m (53 ft 5¾ in)

Height: 5.23 m (17 ft 2 in)

Empty weight: 5,400 kg (11,900 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 10,600 kg (23,370 lb)

Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322-01/9 turboshafts, 1,662 kW (2,230 shp) each

Powerplant: 2× General Electric T700-T6E turboshafts, 1,577 kW (2,115 shp) each


Maximum speed: 300 km/h (162 knots, 186 mph)

Range: 800 km (TTH); 1,000 km (NFH) ()

Service ceiling: 2,960 m ()

Rate of climb: 480 m/min ()

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If you see a helicopter flying than its lifting its own weight. haha couldnt resist.




HAHA I actually wrote the same thing when this thread started but chickened out before I hit the "add reply" button! :lol:


Anyhow, I am not sure which ones can but I can certainly tell you a few that can't!




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