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