Initial evaluation version and testbed for the Pave Low system for the US Air Force. 2 aircraft were used in the evaluation. Sometimes referred to as 'Super Jolly Green Giant'.
Source: “Darkness Falls: A Farewell to the Pave Low”, Raymond L. Robb, VERTIFLITE Winter 2008, pages 30-42
By the glossary definition, with a Useful Load of 18676 lb (8471 kg), the calculated Empty Weight is approximately 10580 kg.
Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Parent type: Sikorsky S-65/H-53
Aircraft status: No longer flying
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)