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Preflight Walkaround of a MH-53 Helicopter

A female pilot inspecting helicopter
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by CDR Monica Allen Perin, USNR (ret); 2003; Framed Dimension 19H X 23W
Accession #: 2004-053-02
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The MH-53 helicopter, known as the “Sea Dragon,” has a range of 650 nautical miles, without refueling, which makes the Mediterranean and Arabian Sea accessible from both far away bases and ships.  A crewmember takes a walk around the aircraft to ensure a safe and successful flight.  During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), the MH-53 was used primarily for Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM), with a secondary mission of shipboard delivery.  Mine hunting and mine clearing operations were very successful during OIF.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
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