Boeing Vertol Chinook HC2 (CH-47D) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 25696 by Jeremy Gould. UK Air Force Boeing Vertol Chinook HC2, ZA682
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 5,592 kW

Weapons:

M134 7.62 mm Gatling minigun
M60 7.62mm 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: 295 kph
Cruise Speed: 220 kph
Service Ceiling: 5,640 m.
Normal Range: 741 km
Max. Range: 2,252 km

Operators:

United Kingdom (RAF)

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