The CH-53K King Stallion is a new heavy-lift helicopter that might just represent the next and most modern generation yet of helicopters serving the US Marine Corp. The chopper is currently the subject of a 2,000-hour test program that will involve four different prototypes.
This helicopter will be the heaviest one in the US military's arsenal. It is capable of carrying a crew of five and up to 55 troops. It has a massive payload of 12,247 kg, which it is capable of hauling over distances of around 200 km and has enough internal space to hold a Hummer.
The CH-53K helicopter program has already gained much plaudits, but the introduction of the CH-53K King Stallion represents a significant milestone in the development of military vehicles for the US Marines.