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MH-47E Chinook


Specifications
Weight (Maximum Gross) 50,000 pounds
Weight (Empty) 23,401 pounds
Payload (Standard) 12,066 kilograms, including a 300 kilogram crew, 3,131 kilograms fuel, and 8,635 kilograms cargo
Payload (Cargo w/ Optional Fuel Tanks) 1,814 kilograms (8-12 man Special Forces team)
Fuel Capacity 7,828 liters, plus an optional 3 3,028 liter internal tanks in cabin (unlimited with inflight refueling)
Combat Radius 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers)
Maximum Altitude (See Altitude Limitations) 20,000 feet
Engines 2x Textron Lycoming T55L-714 engines
Thrust Over 4,000 SHP per engine
Rotor System 2x 3 blade hubs w/ manually folding fiberglass blades
Rotor Speed 225 revolutions/minutes
Unit Cost (~FY92 Dollars) At least $14 million and as much as $40 million
Armament - 2x M134 (Forward Cabin Door and Forward Escape Window)
Major Sensors
and Equipment
- APQ-174A Terrain-following radar at 30 meters
- AVR-2A laser warning receivers
- GPS/terrain reference navigation
- AAR-47 MAWS(IR)
- ALQ-136 pulse radar jammer
- ALQ-162 CW radar jammer
- M130 chaff/flare
- AAQ-16 FLIR, NVG
- APR-39A RWR
- SATCOM
Crew - 5 (Pilot, Co-pilot, Crew Chief, 2 Side gunners)
- + 44 troops



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