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Boeing CH-47 Chinook Military Helicopter

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a heavy lift helicopter designed by and produced by Boeing Vertol in the early 1960's. The Chinook replaced the Vertol CH-21B Workhorse in the American military and was the first tandem rotor helicopter to be used the British armed forces since the Bristol Type 192 Belvedere helicopter, it represented a significant improvement in reliability and survivability over both these older designs and still is is fully operational with numerous military forces worldwide with the prime users being the American and British armed forces.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook Military Helicopter - U.S.A.F photo by Tech Sgt. Parker Gyokeres

 
Boeing Vertol CH-47F Specifications:
    • Crew: Pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer
    • Capacity: 3355 troops or
    • 24 stretchers and 3 attendants or 28,000 lb (12,700 kg) of cargo
    • Length: 98 ft 10 in (30.1 m)
    • Rotor diameter: 60 ft 0 in (18.3 m)
    • Height: 18 ft 11 in (5.7 m)
    • Empty weight: 23,400 lb (10,185 kg)
    • Loaded weight: 26,680 lb (12,100 kg)
    • Max. takeoff weight: 50,000 lb (22,680 kg)
    • Engines: Twin 4,733 hp (3,631 kW) Honeywell Aerospace/Lycoming T55-GA-714A turbo-shafts
    • Maximum speed: 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h)
    • Cruise speed: 130 kt (149 mph, 240 km/h)
    • Range: 400 nmi (450 mi, 741 km)
    • Ferry range: 1,400 mi (1,216 nmi, 2,252 km)
    • Service ceiling: 18,500 ft (5,640 m)

    Armament:

    Maximum of three 7.62 mm (0.308 in) M240/FN MAG medium machine guns (one on loading ramp and two at side windows)

 
 
Boeing CH-47 Chinook Loading - U.S.A.Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Epley
 

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