Boeing Vertol Chinook HC2 (CH-47D) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 194089 by Paul Massey. UK Air Force Boeing Vertol Chinook HC2 CH 47D, ZA720
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its top speed of 170 knots was faster than utility and attack helicopters of the 1960s. Its primary roles include troop movement, artillery emplacement and battlefield resupply. It has a wide loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage and three external-cargo hooks.

The Boeing Chinook is a tandem rotor helicopter operated by the Royal Air Force. A series of variants based on the United States Army's CH-47 Chinook, the RAF Chinook fleet is the largest outside of the United States. The HC2 (CH-47D) Chinook is dhe updated version of the HC1 Chinook
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 21 Sep 1961
  • Initial Service Date: 1982
  • No. Built: 48
  • No. In Service: 46
  • No. of Hardpoints: 0
  • Crew: 3-4

Power:

2× Honeywell T55-GA-712 turboshaft at 7,500 hp

Weapons:

M134 7.62 mm Gatling minigun
M60 7.62mm machine gun

Dimensions:

Length: 98 ft. 10 in.
Rotor Length: 60 ft. 0 in.
Rotor Disc Area: 2,800 sq.ft
Height: 18 ft. 11 in.
Empty Weight: 23,400 lbs
Max. Weight: 50,000 lbs
Max. Payload: 26,600 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 183 mph
Cruise Speed: 137 mph
Service Ceiling: 18,500 ft.
Normal Range: 400 nm
Max. Range: 1,216 nm

Operators:

United Kingdom (RAF)

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