The three-engined CH-53E aircraft is the most powerful helicopter in the U.S. military inventory. The SUPER STALLION helicopter is designed for 73,500 lb. with external loads. It's the only helicopter that can lift the 155mm howitzer, its crew and ammunition. It can lift aircraft as heavy as itself. The CH-53E SUPER STALLION helicopter is deployed with U.S. Marine Corps heavy lift helicopter squadrons, and is an essential part of the composite squadrons serving aboard USMC amphibious assault ships.