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The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its top speed of 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h) was faster than utility and attack helicopters of the 1960s and even many of today. Its primary roles include troop movement, artillery emplacement and battlefield resupply. There is a wide loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage and three external-cargo hooks.
Chinooks have been sold to 16 nations; the largest users are the U.S. Army and the Royal Air Force (see Boeing Chinook (UK variants)). The H-47 is now produced by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
Type Cargo helicopter
Manufacturer Boeing Helicopters
Maiden flight 1961-09-21
Status Active service
Primary users United States Army
Japan Ground Self Defence Force
Royal Netherlands Air Force
Number built more than 1,0
Developed from CH-46 Sea Knight
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