Block 2 CH-47F To Tackle Payload Shortfalls

Credit: U.S. ARMY

Gaining weight with age is a familiar curse, and after 50 years of service the Boeing CH-47 Chinook can no longer carry the loads it did when the heavy-lift helicopter was first introduced. With weight growth averaging 100 lb. a year, the U.S. Army wants to reset the clock to take the tandem-rotor...

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