Boeing Vertol CH-47D Chinook Aircraft Data
Photo ID 221945 by Thomas Ziegler - Aviation-Media. Netherlands Air Force Boeing Vertol CH 47D Chinook, D 106
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 5,592 kW

Weapons:

M134 7.62 mm Gatling minigun
M240 7.62 mm machine gun

Dimensions:

Length: 30.1 m.
Rotor Length: 18.3 m.
Rotor Disc Area: 260 m²
Height: 5.7 m.
Empty Weight: 10,185 kg.
Max. Weight: 22,680 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 315 kph
Cruise Speed: 220 kph
Service Ceiling: 5,640 m.
Normal Range: 741 km
Max. Range: 2,252 km

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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