Chinook Boeing CH-47 The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a tandem rotor helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol. The Chinook is a heavy lift helicopter that is among the heaviest lift Western helicopters. Its name, Chinook, comes from the Chinook Native Americans of the states of Oregon and Washington. The Chinook was originally designed by Vertol, who began work in 1957 on a new tandem-rotor helicopter, designated the Vertol Model 107 or V-107. Around the same time, the United States Department of the Army announced its intention to replace the Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave piston engines with new gas turbine powered helicopters.
During June 1958, the US Army ordered a small number of V-107s from Vertol under the designation YHC-1A; After testing, some Army officials found it too heavy for strike missions and too light for transport purposes. While the YHC-1A was to be upgraded and adopted by the US Marine Corps as the CH-46 Sea Knight, the Army sought a heavier transport helicopter, and ordered an enlarged derivative of the V-107 with the designation Vertol Model 114. Originally designated YCH-1B, On September 21, 1961, the pre-production rotorcraft made its maiden flight. In 1962, the HC-1B was redesignated CH-47A under the United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system of 1962.
The Chinook has several means for loading a variety of cargo, including multiple doors across the fuselage, a wide loading ramp located at the rear of the fuselage, and a total of three external ventral cargo hooks for carrying the load below. Capable of achieving a top speed of 170 knots (200 mph; 310 km/h), following its introduction into service in 1962, it was far faster than contemporary 1960s utility and attack helicopters, and is still one of the fastest helicopters in the world. . US supplies. Improved and more powerful versions of the Chinook have also been developed since their introduction; one of the most important variants produced was the CH-47D, which first entered service in 1982; upgrades from the CH-47C standard included upgraded engines, composite propellers, a redesigned cockpit to reduce workload, redundant and upgraded electrical and avionics systems, and implementation of an advanced flight control system. It remains one of the few aircraft developed in the early 1960s – along with the fixed-wing Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft – to remain in front-line production and service for more than 60 years. Military versions of helicopters have been exported to countries around the world; U.S. Army and the Royal Air Force (see Boeing Chinook (UK variant)) have been its two biggest users. The civilian version of the Chinook is the Boeing Vertol 234. It has been used by civilian carriers not only for passenger and cargo transportation, but also for aerial firefighting and to support the logging, construction, and oil extraction industries. hello all daily military youtube friends, hereby we create a youtube channel called Daily Military here we want to discuss all about or events in the military.
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