The Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe (1969) is a twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter designed by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Army. It was named for Tarhe, an 18th century chief of the Wyandot Indian tribe. His nickname was "the Crane". The civilian version is the S-64 Skycrane.
YN-19, aircraft BU NO 150570, was built by Sikorsky Aircraft Division in Stratford, Connecticut and delivered to the Marine Corps Oct. 28 1963. It served in Vietnam from 1963 to June 1969. During her time in Vietnam, she served with many squadrons as they rotated in and out of Vietnam and in many roles, including as a component aircraft of Marine Task Unit 79.3.5, code named SHUFLY, among the first Marine units providing air support in Vietnam, and as a UH-34D Stinger Gunship.
CH-53K Super Stallion The Sikorsky CH-53K Super Stallion is a large, heavy-lift cargo helicopter currently being developed by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps. The design features three 7,500 shp (5,590 kW) engines, new composite rotor blades, and a wider cabin than previous CH-53 variants. It will be the largest and heaviest helicopter in the U.S. military
May 9, 1962: First flight of the Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe, twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter designed by Sikorsky Aircraft for the US Army. It is named after Tarhe (whose nickname was "The Crane"), an eighteenth-century chief of the Wyandot Native American tribe.The civil version is the S-64 Skycrane.