Aviation Models Boeing/Vertol CH-47 Chinook
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The Boeing/Vertol CH-47 Chinook is a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its top speed of 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h) was faster than utility and attack helicopters of the 1960s and even many of today. 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. Chinooks have been sold to 16 nations.

Boeing/Vertol CH-47D Chinook
Rotor span: 60 ft 0 in (18.30 m)
Length: 98 ft 10 in (30.10 m)
Height: 18 ft 11 in (5.70 m)
Empty: 23,400 lb (10,185 kg)
Max Gross: 50,000 lb (22,680 kg)
Maximum Speed: 196 mph (315 km/h)
Cruise Speed: 137 mph (220 km/h)
Inclined Climb: 1,522 ft/min (606 m/min)
Service Ceiling: 18,500 ft (5,640 m)
Range: 450 miles (741 km)
Two Lycoming T55-GA-712 turboshaft, 3,750 hp (2,796 kW).
M240 7.62 mm (0.308 in) machine gun.

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