Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook
Helicopter (like an enlarged version of the Model 107 - CH-46) was equipped with a non-retractable landing gear, and on each side of the lower part fuselage sealed sleek gondola was located. They occupied almost three-quarters of the length of the fuselage, helping to increase the buoyancy of the sealed bottom of the fuselage with the operation of the water surface.

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook
The first device YHC-1B flew on September 21, 1961, by this time serial production of helicopter CH-47A was contracted. First, they were fitted with turboshaft engines Lycoming T55-L-5 power 1641 kW (2200hp). Then they were fitted with turboshaft engines T55-L-7 shaft power 1976 kW (2650hp). Supply of CH-47A helicopter started in December 1962. Since then, several variants were produced, including SN-47B with more powerful turboshaft engines T55-L-7C shaft power 2125 kW (2850hp) with a modified design of the rotor blades.

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook
The first sample was flown in October 1966, and deliveries began May 10, 1967, was followed by version of the CH-47C (Model 234), equipped with two turboshaft engines T55-L-11C power 2796 kW (3750 hp), with enhanced transmission and greater fuel capacity. The first of these helicopters flew on October 14, 1967.

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook
Nine vehicles, similar to variant CH-47C, were built for the Canadian Armed Forces under the designation CH-147. Their deliveries began in September 1974, this version was equipped with the most modern safety and control systems, the maximum weight at take-off from the ground was 22680 kg and for emergency take-off from water - 20865 kg. During the war in Vietnam, four copies option ACH-47A were released by external layout resembling a helicopter CH-47A. But it was equipped with armor and weapons of the 40-mm grenade launcher in the bow, 20-mm cannon fire front, 7.62 mm machine gun or two 19-charging missile containers. In addition, in the cabin five shooters can be placed.

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Multipurpose helicopter: Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook

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