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ch-47_chinook

Specifications (CH-47F) Turboshaft engine on the rear of a CH-47 M240 machine gun emplacement on the loading ramp, as well as another partly visible on the right shoulder window Data from Boeing CH-47D/F,[86] Army Chinook file,[87] International Directory[88] General characteristics Crew: 3 (pilot, copilot, flight engineer) Capacity: 33–55 troops or 24 litters and 3 attendants or 28,000 lb (12,700 kg) cargo Length: 98 ft 10 in (30.1 m) Rotor diameter: 60 ft 0 in (18.3 m) Height: 18 ft 11 in (5.7 m) Disc area: 5,600 ft2 (2,800 ft2 per rotor disc) (260 m2) Empty weight: 23,400 lb (10,185 kg) Loaded weight: 26,680 lb (12,100 kg) Max. takeoff weight: 50,000 lb (22,680 kg) Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming T55-GA-714A turboshaft, 4,733 hp (3,5296 kW) each Performance Maximum speed: 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h) Cruise speed: 130 kt (149 mph, 240 km/h) Range: 400 nmi (450 mi, 741 km) Combat radius: 200 nmi (370,4 km) Ferry range: 1,216 nmi (1,400 mi, 2,252 km[89]) Service ceiling: 18,500 ft (5,640 m) Rate of climb: 1,522 ft/min (7.73 m/s) Disc loading: 9.5 lb/ft2 (47 kg/m2) Power/mass: 0.28 hp/lb (460 W/kg) Armament up to 3 pintle mounted medium machine guns (1 on loading ramp and 2 at shoulder windows), generally 7.62 mm (0.308 in) M240/FN MAG machine guns Avionics Rockwell CAAS (MH-47G/CH-47F)

ch-47_chinook
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