Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is a double engine helicopter, made in the USA. It is intended for heavy-lift operations. This chopper was actually born during the Vietnam War. The original model was CH-54A, called Tarhe.
Currently, this civilian version is produced by a company called Erickson Inc. Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is widely used in lumber production, aerial firefighting and other heavy-duty functionings.
Maximum Gross Weight : 42,000 lb.
Empty Weight: 20,200 lb.
Maximum External Load: 20,000 lb.
Useful Load with Crew & Full Fuel: 12,800 lb.
Useful Load with Crew & 1HR Fuel: 17,800 lb.
Maximum Density Altitude: 14,000 ft
CAPACITIES – CREW ONLY
Standard Seating: 4
Maximum Airspeed: 115 kts.
Economical Cruise: 100 kts.
Maximum Range: 220 nm.
Endurance with Reserves: 2.2 hrs.
Capacity: 1351 gal
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
Model: Two JFTD-12A-4A
Horsepower: 4,500 shp/Engine