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CH-53Es join Marine Corps squadron in Hawaii

29th February 2012 - 14:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The first Marine Corps CH-53Es Super Stallions have arrived in Hawaii, it has been announced.

Seven CH-53Es arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on 21 February where they will form a new fleet under squadron HMH-463 'Pegasus'. More Super Stallions are expected to arrive later this year bringing the unit's total compliment to a full squadron of 12.

HMH-463 is the only squadron at Kaneohe Bay to transition to the CH-53Es and they are the last heavy helicopter squadron in the Marine Corps to receive them. It is understood that several of the aircraft taken on by the

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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