Boeing Vertol CH-47D Chinook Aircraft Data
Photo ID 160299 by Gerald Howard. Morocco Air Force Boeing Vertol CH 47D Chinook, CN ALK
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 Chinook was designed and initially produced by Boeing Vertol in the early 1960s. The helicopter is now produced by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 21 Sep 1961
  • Initial Service Date: 1962
  • No. Built: 1,179
  • No. In Service: 0
  • No. of Hardpoints: 0
  • Crew: 3-5

Power:

2× Lycoming T55-GA-712 at 7,500 hp

Weapons:

M134 7.62 mm Gatling minigun
M240 7.62 mm 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: 196 mph
Cruise Speed: 137 mph
Service Ceiling: 18,500 ft.
Normal Range: 400 nm
Max. Range: 1,216 nm

Operators:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Italy, Japan, Libya, Morocco, Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, UAE, United States, Vietnam, Turkey.

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