CH-47 Chinook

RAF Section

Quick Facts

Peoducer : Boeing

Engines : Two Avco Lycoming turboshafts

Length : 51ft 0in (15.54m)

Rotor Diameter : 60ft 0in (18.29m)

Top Speed : 185mph (298 km/h)

Accommodation : Crew of two to four plus up to 54 troops or 28,000lb payload

Armament : The aircraft can be armed with two M-134 six-barrelled Miniguns (which fire 3,000 rounds per minute) and an M-60 machine gun.

by Cameron Dade