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    Israeli airforce impersonationating syria?

    Israeli CH-53 flying in Syrian markings? why?


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    why syrian markings? it has david star on the flank (where it's blkurred, but at one moment you can see it

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    it looks like some type of arab marking, syria, iran etc...i cannot see a star there

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool_12f View Post
    why syrian markings? it has david star on the flank (where it's blkurred, but at one moment you can see it
    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk21 View Post
    it looks like some type of arab marking, syria, iran etc...i cannot see a star there


    It is one of the Israeli Air Force's Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion Yas'ur 2025, registration 979

    IAF operates 23 helicopters of that type. This number includes two versions of the helicopter:

    The Yas'ur 2000 version are helicopters upgraded and improved by the Israel Aircraft Industries to extend life span past 2000. The Yas'ur 2025 is a further upgraded version with new systems and new gearboxes. Israel has 18 CH-53 Yas'ur 2000s and 5 CH-53 Yas'ur 2025s in service.

    The General Electric T64 turboshaft engine was introduced in 1964 and pioneered a number of technical innovations that influenced future generations of General Electric engines. These technical innovations included corrosion resistant and high-temperature coatings, front-drive free turbines and film air-cooled turbine blades and nozzles. The T64 pioneered a number of technical innovations that have influenced generations of GE engines, such as corrosion resistance and high temperature coatings,front drive free turbines and film cooled turbine nozzles and blades. Though no longer in production, T64 engines of today incorporate new design and material technologies that have improved performance and reliability and have doubled the engine's original power rating. More recently, an erosion resistant titanium nitride coating has been developed for compressor airfoils, with a time on wing improvement demonstrated of at least 2 times. The engine features a high overall pressure ratio, yielding a low specific fuel consumption for its time. Although the compressor is all-axial, like the earlier General Electric T58, the power turbine shaft is coaxial with the HP shaft and delivers power to the front of the engine, not rearwards. Fourteen compressor stages are required to deliver the required overall pressure ratio. Compressor handling is facilitated by 4 rows of variable stators. Unlike the T58 engine, the power turbine has 2 stages.

    Two T64-GE-413, twin-shaft, turboshaft engines (engine architecture: P]G[–14HPC2HPT«2PwrT), OPR: 14,9:1, rated at 3.936 shp (3.990 sPS) / 2.935 kW, power the CH-53D Sea Stallion, which has six main rotor blades. The newer CH-53E Super Stallion is a seven blade main rotor / four-blade canted tail rotor helicopter is powered by three T64-GE-416A turboshaft engines, each rated at 4.380 shp (4.440 sPS) / 3.266 kW. The CH-53D/E helicopters are capable of both land and ship-based transport of heavy equipment, supplies and personnel. One of the newest versions of the T64 engine, the T64-419, provides increased power 4.750 shp (4.816 sPS) / 3.542 kW for U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters.

    The next generation CH-53 helicopters, currently being developed by Sikorsky, will not be powered by the T64 engine. In 2004, it was determined that a new-build airframe would be a more cost-effective solution relative to upgrading existing CH-53 helicopters. The future CH-53K King Stallion will be powered by three General Electric T408-GE-400 (GE38-1B) twin-shaft, turboshaft engines (engine architecture: P]G[–(5+1r)HPC2HPT«3PwrT), OPR: 18.6:1, rated at 7.500 shp (7.604 sPS) / 5.593 kW. The T408 provides 58-71% more power than the T64 engines that power the CH-53E/MH-53E with 18% lower fuel consumption and 63% fewer parts. On 4. Aug 2011, GE Aviation delivered the first engine for Sikorsky's CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle.

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    More like it tries to cover the heli's tactical codes.

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    Would it not be common knowledge that the SyAAF does not operate the CH-53? I'm not suggesting that every soldier in the field is an expert at aircraft recognition. I wasn't but I was able to distinguish U.S. and NATO aircraft from the others. Even if the star of David doesn't give it away, the Hebrew writing on the engine should.

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    Original poster was merely referring to the red blotch just below the cockpit. He mistook the 114 sqn badge for Syrian markings.

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    Yeah. Close.

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