CH-54A Tarhe / S-64E Skycrane

Putting the 'lift' into heavy lift!

The Sikorsky S-64 was designed as an enlarged version of the prototype flying crane helicopter, the S-60. The S-64 had a six-blade main rotor and was powered by two 4,050 shaft horsepower (3,020 kW) Pratt & Whitney JFTD12A turboshaft engines.

Over 100 were purchased by the US Army, designated as the CH-54 Tarhe. Used in Vietnam for transport and downed-aircraft retrieval, it was highly successful. Although gradually replaced by the CH-47 Chinook, it remained in Army National Guard service until the early 1990s.

After obtaining the type certificate and manufacturing rights in 1992, Erickson Air-Crane now operates the largest fleet of S-64 helicopters in the world. They are leased worldwide to organizations, companies, and Federal Government agencies for either short-term or longer term use in fire suppression, civil protection, heavy lift construction, and timber harvesting.

Payload: 20,000 lb (9,072 kg)

Cruise speed: 91 knots (105 mph, 169 km/h)

Range: 200 nm (230 mi, 370 km)

Service ceiling: 18,330 ft (5,600 m)

Rate of climb: 1,330 ft/min (6.75 m/s)

Introducing the CH-54A Tarhe / S-64E Skycrane

We are pleased to offer, in association with Nemeth Designs, the CH-54A Tarhe & S-64E Skycrane for FSX! The models depicted in this package are highly detailed replicas of their real-life counterparts, created by using high quality digital photos and the high fidelity sounds off of a real Skycrane!

With two different versions, depicting both the Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe as well as the Erickson S-64E Air-Crane, along with innovative features such as a working sling-load system and a working fire bucket system, we're sure that this is one of the most unique helicopters you'll ever fly in your sim!

System Requirements (Minimum):

Operating System:
Windows Vista
Windows 7

Use of this product in any other version of Windows is not supported at this time.

Processor:
2.6 Ghz or higher

Memory:
4 GB RAM

Graphics:
DirectX®9 compliant video card or greater
1024 MB video RAM or higher

Hard Drive Space:
500 MB available space

Supported Platforms:
FSX Acceleration
FSX:Steam Edition

Use or installation of the products(s) referenced on this page in any other platform than that intended or shown above is not supported and may result in errors or a non-functioning product.

Special Features:

Accurate and detailed interior and exterior visual models

Custom exterior and interior animations

Fully clickable dynamic virtual cockpit with 3D instruments

Realistic flight dynamics

Two different variants: the CH-54 Tarhe & the S-64 Skycrane

Two different versions for each variant

Realistic flight dynamics

Working water-dropping system

Working sling-load system

HD textures

PDF operating manual

Purchase Options

FSX Version
Installer for FSX only
$29.99 USD