The US says Okay to the UK for new Chinooks

The United States has given the UK the thumbs up to buy 16 new CH-47 “Chinook” Helicopters.


(Photo cred: US Army)

These CH-47s are extended ranged aircraft allowing them to fly farther then the previous Chinooks use to fly.
"The United Kingdom is a close NATO ally and an important partner on critical foreign policy and defense issues,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release announcing the approval.

The CH-47 is a twin engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter built by Boeing.

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Nice. I’m not a helicopter fan, but that is one sleek bird.

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Dangerous comment I will make you be a whirly bird fan ;)
I love the Chinook, I would love get typed on it one day!

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We’ve been through this before Mark, we all know Fixed Wing is better!

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Ooh yay! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, nah fam it’s a helicopter.

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@anon93248082 have you seen that water extraction video with the chinook?

That bird is one solid build!

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At one point I knew the crew chief who filmed that video! Such a sick video lol

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That’s super cool

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Good move for the UK has the rapid response capabilities they need to move resources as well as load capacity to move personnel.

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Ok, that’s cool

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