Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight Military Helicopter
The CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter was a tandem rotor medium lift helicopter conceived and designed by the Vertol Aircraft Corporation in the late 1950's, it was intended as a Maritime helicopter for service primarily with the U.S. Navy from 1964 until 2004, other notable users were the United States Marine Corps and the military forces of Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Japan. When Vertol was acquired by Boeing in 1960 before the prototype had flown, the helicopter was re-branded as the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight, later just as the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight.
|Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight Specifications:|
- Crew: 2 pilots, 1 crew chief, 1 aerial gunner/observer, 1 tail gunner
- Capacity: 24 troops or
- 15 stretchers and two attendants or 2270 kg (5,000 lb)
- Length: 44 ft 10 in fuselage (13.66 m
- Fuselage width: 7 ft 3 in (2.2 m)
- Rotor diameter: 50 ft (15.24 m)
- Height: 16 ft 9 in (5.09 m)
- Empty weight: 11,585 lb (5,255 kg)
- Loaded weight: 17,396 lb (7,891 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 24,300 lb (11,000 kg)
- Engines: Twin 1,870 shp (1,400 kW) General Electric T58-GE-16 turboshafts
- Maximum speed: 166 mph (144 knots, 267 km/h)
- Range: 633 mi (550 nmi, 1,020 km)
- Ferry range: 690 mi (600 nmi, 1,110 km)
- Service ceiling: 17,000 ft (5,180 m)
- Two Door mounted GAU-15/A .50 BMG machine guns (optional)
- Single Ramp mounted M240D 7.62 mm machine gun (optional)
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