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Boeing CH-47 Chinook

The Chinook is a true multi-role, vertical-lift platform.

Its primary mission is transport of troops, artillery, equipment, and fuel.

The current CH-47F/MH-47G modernization programs will ensure this tandem rotor helicopter remains in the Army fleet through the 2030s.

Chinook is the helicopter of choice for humanitarian disaster relief operations, in missions such as transportation of relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees.

Chinooks serve the armed forces of 19 countries around the world.


HC-1B, CH-47A, ACH-47A, CH-47B, CH-47C, CH-47D, MH-47D, MH-47E, CH-47F, MH-47G, CH-47J, HH-47, Sea Chinook


Rotor Diameter

18.29 m (60 ft)

Length with Rotors Operating

30.14 m (98 ft, 10.7 in)


15.46 m (50 ft, 9 in)


5.68 m (18 ft, 7.8 in)

Fuselage Width

3.78 m (12 ft, 5 in)

Fuel Capacity

3914 litres (1034 gallons)

Maximum Speed

302 km/h (170 KTAS)

Cruise Speed

291 km/h (157 KTAS)

Mission Radius

200 nm (370.4km)

Service Ceiling

6,096 m (20,000 ft)

Max Gross Weight

22,680 kg (50,000 lbs)

Useful Load

24,000 lbs (10,886 kg).

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