U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Luke Hoogendam/Released 160728-M-VA786-275.JPG
Aug 4, 2016
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 takes off to conduct a troop lift exercise with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., The CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest helicopter in the United States military, and able to carry a 26,000-pound Light Armored Vehicle, 16 tons of cargo, or enough combat-loaded Marines to lead an assault or humanitarian operation. The capabilities provided by the CH-53E strengthen the expeditionary capabilities of Marines Corps units and make this aircraft one of the most useful in the Marine Corps. HMH-461 is part of Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
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