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attack helicopters (225 in inventory, speed 140 knots), combined radius estimated ~120 NM; typical LHA load, 12 aircraft (CH-53-Class desk information sheet; discussions with LtCol R.E. Carney, USMC, MH-53 program manager; Kennedy, Floyd D., Jr., 1998, "U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments," Naval Institute Proceedings, May, pp. 120–124, 126, 128, and 130; McAllister, Keith R., 1998, MPF 2010 Ship to Shore Movement and Sea based Logistics Support, Volume I: Report, CRM 98-19.09, Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, Va., p. 25; Polmar, Norman, 1997, The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., p. 415).