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Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Lift typeRotary wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurboshaft
ApplicationMilitary Transport, Utility
Final assembly Philadelphia International
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A medium to heavy-lift helicopter primarily for cargo - transport of troops, weapons, equipment and fuels but also humanitarian missions.

Powered by two rear mounted turboshaft Honeywell engines connected by drive shafts to two, counter-rotating, 3 blade rotors made from composite materials with tapered tips to increase stability and enhance handling capabilities. Designed for advanced cargo capability with rear loading ramp, three underslung external cargo hooks and large internal space for freight or up to 55 troops.

2 pilots in advanced digital cockpit face LCD displays and dual, digital automatic flight controls. Jumps seats for 1 or 2 support crew.

Chinooks serve the defence forces in 19 countries.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Boeing CH-47D 1976 / 1979 2021 Variant with modernised engines compared to prior models.
Boeing CH-47J 1986 / 1986 Japanese variant for JGSDF and JASDF, includes upgraded CH-47JA variant.
Boeing CH-47F 2001 / 2001 Upgraded Ch-47D variant.
Boeing MH-47G 2002 / 2002 Special Operations variant, includes prior variants MH-47D/E.

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