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US Department of Defense ordered the modernization of the "flying car"

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The US Army in the near future will receive a new CH-47 Chinook. The US Department of Defense ordered Boeing Corporation to build the first prototypes of Block II CH-47 Chinook helicopters, reports "Warspot" with reference to the portal flightglobal.com

The heavy military transport helicopter CH-55 Chinook, which entered service with 47 years ago, has been modernized several times, but only now the US Department of Defense and the Boeing Corporation are beginning to equip the troops with the radically modernized Chinook.

US Department of Defense ordered the modernization of the "flying car"

Computer model of the new helicopters CH-47 Chinook Block II


As part of the first contract worth $ 267 million, Boeing will build three experimental CH-47 Chinook Block II models. Helicopters should be ready next year and pass a series of tests during the 2019 year. According to the plans of the US Department of Defense, the first serial CH-47 Chinook Block II should go to the troops in 2023 year. Before the upgrade, it is also planned to upgrade about 500 helicopters, which are already in service with the American army.

A key feature of the CH-47 Chinook Block II will be increased payload and completely new avionics. Six fuel tanks will be replaced by two, which at the same time will be able to hold more fuel. In addition, helicopters will become more durable and reliable in operation.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/
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  1. soroKING
    soroKING 31 July 2017 15: 22
    +4
    double decker cars?
    1. hrych
      hrych 31 July 2017 15: 29
      +8
      But what about convertiplanes belay apparently not everything is smooth, since I had to bow to the good old Chinook laughing
      Quote: soroKING
      double decker cars?

      while reserved seat
      1. Normal ok
        Normal ok 31 July 2017 15: 33
        +10
        Quote: hrych
        But what about convertiplanes belay apparently not everything is smooth, since I had to bow to the good old Chinook laughing
        Quote: soroKING
        double decker cars?

        while reserved seat

        These devices occupy different operational niches. Learn the materiel.
        1. hrych
          hrych 31 July 2017 15: 48
          +9
          Quote: Normal ok
          Teach materiel

          Arrogance and rushing. Firstly, a very advanced specialist, must correctly read the post of the opponent, because Osprey is not said, who is armed and falls well himself, but generally about convertiplanes. In this case, I had in mind the development of a heavy tiltrotor just to replace Chinook, which экспертыb говорилиo̶l̶y долгоsh̶e̶v̶i̶k̶i̶ foreign experts had been talking about for so long
          https://defence.ru/article/v-ssha-nachalas-razrab
          otka-tyazhelogo-transportnogo-konvertoplana /
          With reference to
          https://www.flightglobal.com/
          Next time, be careful that the high ̶е̶р̶трел is not idle.
        2. hrych
          hrych 31 July 2017 16: 01
          +3
          Learn materiel:
          The American company Karem Aircraft has begun to develop a draft of the new heavy transport tiltrotor TR75. According to Flightglobal, the new tiltrotor in service with the US Army and Air Force will be able to replace the heavy transport helicopters CH-47 Chinook
          You can teach the materiel here
          http://skyships.ru/?p=20695
      2. 210ox
        210ox 31 July 2017 15: 43
        +1
        Forgot about the "general" places ... in the reserved seat ... Friend for friend .. more fun. Although if without fun, the equipment is reliable and has shown this for many years of operation.
        Quote: hrych
        But what about convertiplanes belay apparently not everything is smooth, since I had to bow to the good old Chinook laughing
        Quote: soroKING
        double decker cars?

        while reserved seat
    2. RASKAT
      RASKAT 31 July 2017 15: 30
      +1
      And then they’ve promoted a convertible suitcase (osprey and the like) from each iron, they say how it will replace the chinook, how it will replace. See common sense prevailed over exuberant fantasy?
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 31 July 2017 15: 37
        +2
        Quote: RASKAT
        they say how to replace the chinook how to replace.

        The salmon has a payload of more than two times that of the osprey.
      2. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 31 July 2017 16: 29
        +4
        Quote: RASKAT
        And then they’ve promoted a convertible suitcase (osprey and the like) from each iron, they say how it will replace the chinook, how it will replace.

        This is someone very alternative on the whole head of PR. For the “osprey” was planned as a replacement for the CH-46 Sea Knight, also a twin-rotor helicopter with a longitudinal circuit, but with a load capacity four times less than that of the Chinook.
  2. The black
    The black 31 July 2017 15: 22
    +2
    If the helicopter is successful, why give it up. Here the Americans are right.
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 31 July 2017 15: 28
    +3
    This "Chinook" they have, as we have Mi 8 Successful model turned out ..
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 July 2017 15: 37
    0
    Sorry, but for that kind of money, only a stewardess in a mini with apricot ice cream ..... and that’s all, the money ran out.
  5. pvv113
    pvv113 31 July 2017 15: 58
    +9
    begin work on equipping the troops with a radically modernized Chinook.

    Chinook is not bad, but our helicopters are better
  6. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 31 July 2017 16: 17
    0
    Why are you cursing something here among themselves. It’s better to give an American present to the whole world, remember about the world's most powerful Chinook helicopter, which the Shaitans shot down in Afghanistan.
    Shuher they happened there. From the 201 Division from Tajikistan MI-26 flew, and on the suspension of the most powerful Chinook in the world and took it away.
    But the Chinooks are powerful, yes ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 31 July 2017 16: 32
      +1
      Quote: iliitch
      Shuher they happened there. From the 201 Division from Tajikistan MI-26 flew, and on the suspension of the most powerful Chinook in the world and took it away.

      In Afghanistan, a civilian Mi-26 from Vertical-T worked as a tow truck.
    2. corporal
      corporal 31 July 2017 16: 36
      +1
      Quote: iliitch
      Let us recall the world's most powerful Chinook helicopter, which the Shaitans shot down in Afghanistan.

      And we will not forget how, in 2002, near Khankala, the “carrier Chinuk” also landed with the “Needle”.
      1. maxbaxg61
        maxbaxg61 1 August 2017 08: 19
        0
        Yes, such a heavy equipment should be used only in the rear, well, or if it is impatient, then she needs a very good cover, since a very large bird
  7. sailor52
    sailor52 1 August 2017 11: 44
    0
    Quote: Alexey RA
    Quote: iliitch
    Shuher they happened there. From the 201 Division from Tajikistan MI-26 flew, and on the suspension of the most powerful Chinook in the world and took it away.

    In Afghanistan, a civilian Mi-26 from Vertical-T worked as a tow truck.


    In 1984, the head of aviation of the border troops, General Nikolai Alekseevich Rokhlov, decided to adopt two Mi-26 helicopters.