The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engined, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol. The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. Its name, Chinook, is from the Native American Chinook people of modern-day Washington state.
The CH-47F is the latest version of the ubiquitous CH-47 Chinook. The original CH-47A reached the US Army in 1962 and became the air transport workhorse ever since. Also the Chinook has been widely exported.
The recent CH-47F was developed by Boeing from the previous CH-47D. The CH-47F has new engines, upgraded airframe and new avionics. It made its first flight in 2001. Production commenced in 2006. Existing CH-47D helicopters can be upgraded to the CH-47F standard, or these can be newly produced. By 2014 a total of 300 CH-47F helicopters were delivered to the US Army and National Guard. It has seen action during the war in Afghanistan.
The CH-47F performs various transport missions. It transports troops, war supplies and battlefield equipment. This helicopter is also deployed in medical evacuation, search and rescue, aircraft recovery, parachute drop and other operations.
The CH-47F accommodates 33 to 55 passengers, depending on cargo area configuration. However usually it carries less passengers. Alternatively it can carry up to 24 litters, plus medical attendants. It can carry up to 10 900 kg of cargo internally and 12 700 kg externally on a sling load. The helicopter has three external cargo hooks and can carry various loads, such as light vehicles, artillery pieces or shelters.
The CH-47F is operated by a crew of three, including two pilots and flight engineer.
Role in Ghost Recon
After Major-General Paik committed suicide then ready to launch the nuclear warhead and the Ghosts set up 3 M183 satchels at the missile launch site waiting for extraction. A Chinook armed with 2 M240D machine guns with the right side gunner providing fire support against the North Korean soldiers to let the Ghosts escape before those satchels blow off the warhead.
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (PS2 version)
|Ghost Recon Vehicles & Drones|
|Ground Vehicles|| M1 Abrams • M1126 Stryker • M2 Bradley • M109 • M113A2 ADATS • HMMWV • Ghost Truck • Jeep|
Armored SUV • Armored APC • T-62 • T-72 • T-80 • T-90 • T98 MBT • BTR-90 • BMP-2 • T86 IFV
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HD-MG • HD-SR • Bodark drone • UGCV drone • Heavy • ZAR-V • VAR-SV • VAR-KP