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The US Marine Corps just got its most powerful helicopter ever

The most powerful helicopter ever fielded by the U.S. was just delivered to the Marine Corps.

Lockheed Martin. The CH-53K is not only considered the most powerful but also one of the most expensive with an initial estimated unit cost of approximately $122 million.

The new heavy-lift chopper can carry triple the weight of its predecessor at a colossal 27,000 pounds. With that type of lift capacity, the CH-53K can transport up to four Humvees more than 100 miles.

A CH-53K King Stallion lifts a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle during a demonstration on January 18, 2018.

U.S. Navy photo
A CH-53K King Stallion lifts a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle during a demonstration on January 18, 2018.