Chinook Helicopter

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A Chinook helicopter of the Indian Air Force made a precautionary landing following a "technical snag" in Punjab's Barnala recently.

About Chinook Helicopter

  • Chinook/CH-47F is the U.S. Army’s primary heavy troop and supply transport aircraft. 
  • It is an advanced multi-mission helicopter.
  • It is manufactured by the American aerospace and defence firm Boeing for the US Army and international defence forces.
  • It is used for the transportation of troops, artillery, supplies, and equipment to the battlefield.
  • India has about 15 CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
  • Features:
    • It is a twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. 
    • It contains a fully integrated digital cockpit management system.
    • It has advanced cargo-handling capabilities that complement the aircraft's mission performance and handling characteristics.
    • It has a monolithic airframe with vibration reduction.
    • Maximum Speed: 160 knots (296 kmph).
    • It has a triple hook system, which provides stability for large external loads or the capacity for multiple external loads.
    • It can carry up to 55 troops or approximately 10 tonnes of mixed cargo.

Q1) What is an Apache helicopter?

The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. The AH-64E is an advanced multi-mission helicopter with the latest technology insertions, maintaining its standing as the world’s best attack helicopter. It is the only available combat helicopter with a spectrum of capabilities for virtually any mission requirement, including greater thrust and lift, joint digital operability, improved survivability and cognitive decision aiding.

Source: Air Force's Chinook Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Punjab