S-64 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.

Prepar3D V4 | FSX: SE $14.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)
Installation support only

With a working water-dropping system and a working sling-load system, this package is a highly detailed replica of its real-life counterpart.

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 7
Windows 10
Windows 11

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

Processor:
Intel i5 or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher

Memory:
4 GB RAM

Graphics:
DirectX®9 compliant video card
1 GB video RAM or higher


System Requirements (VR):

Processor:
i9-9900K or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher

Memory:
32 GB RAM

Graphics:
DirectX®11 compliant video card
11 GB video RAM or higher

 

Hard Drive Space:
500 MB available space

Supported Platforms:
FSX: Steam Edition
Prepar3d Version 4 (Latest release, with all hotfixes)

Current Product Version: 105

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.

Important:
All Blackbird Simulations products require a functioning gaming controller such as a joystick for proper operation.

SGAA and SGSS are not supported.

Setup instructions

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

S-64 Skycrane Standard Edition for personal use only

Multi-platform installer supporting Prepar3D V4 | FSX: SE
$14.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)
Installation support only

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