Boeing CH-47D Chinook (1962)
Type: Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Boeing / Boeing-Vertol - USA / Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) - Japan
Production Total: 1,200
51.02 feet (15.55 meters)
60.04 feet (18.30 meters)
18.93 feet (5.77 meters)
23,402 lb (10,615 kg)
50,001 lb (22,680 kg)
2 x Lycoming (Honeywell) T55-L-712 turboshaft engines developing 3,750 horsepower each while driving 2 x three-bladed main rotors.
180 mph (290 kmh; 157 knots)
264 miles (425 km)
8,448 feet (2,575 meters; 1.6 miles)
1,522 feet-per-minute (464 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload:
2 x 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs) or Miniguns on side pintle mounts.
1 x 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs) or Minigun on rear cargo ramp.
Some models used in the delivery of napalm or other drop ordnance.