Specifications for the
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Heavy-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
Focus Model: Boeing CH-47D Chinook
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Boeing / Boeing-Vertol - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1962
Production Total: 1,200
Length: 51.02 ft (15.55 m)
Width: 60.04 ft (18.30 m)
Height: 18.93ft (5.77 m)
Weight (Empty): 23,402 lb (10,615 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 50,001 lb (22,680 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Lycoming (Honeywell) T55-L-712 turboshaft engines developing 3,750 horsepower each while driving 2 x three-bladed main rotors.
Maximum Speed: 180 mph (290 kmh; 157 kts)
Maximum Range: 264 miles (425 km)
Service Ceiling: 8,448 ft (2,575 m; 1.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,522 feet-per-minute (464 m/min)
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.
Vertol Model 114 - Model Selected by US Army for futher battlefield development.
Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada; Egypt; Greece; India; Iran; Italy; Japan; Libya; Morocco; Netherlands; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Korea; South Vietnam; Spain; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Vietnam