CH-54A Tarhe / S-64E 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.

Payload: 20,000 lb (9,072 kg)

Cruise speed: 91 knots (105 mph, 169 km/h)

Range: 200 nm (230 mi, 370 km)

Service ceiling: 18,330 ft (5,600 m)

Rate of climb: 1,330 ft/min (6.75 m/s)

Introducing the CH-54A Tarhe / S-64E Skycrane

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

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

Intel i5 or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher


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

Hard Drive Space:
500 MB available space

Supported Platforms:
FSX Acceleration
FSX: Steam Edition
Prepar3d Version 4

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.

All MilViz products require a functioning gaming controller such as a joystick for proper operation.

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

MilViz CH-54A Tarhe / S-64E Skycrane
Multi-platform installer, supporting FSX:Acceleration, FSX:Steam, P3Dv4

This product is NOT compatible with MSFS2020

$29.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)

Commercial licences

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