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Erickson S-64E Air Crane

By Htam

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@ Half Moon Bay, CA

April 2012

The S-64 Air Crane utilizes a six-blade main rotor and is powered by two 4,050 shaft horsepower Pratt & Whitney JFTD12A turboshaft engines. First flown in 1962, the S-64 Skycrane is a twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter developed by Sikorsky. This unique helicopter has seen more success in the civil market than military. Originally a Sikorsky Aircraft product, the type certificate and manufacturing rights were purchased by Erickson in 1992 and are currently produced as the S-64 Air Crane with over 4,000 modifications to the original design.  Starting with three SkyCranes in 1971, Erickson now operates a worldwide fleet of 40 Air Cranes.  Nikon D300 w/18-200mm.

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