The Army Welcomes a NEW CHINOOK

Frye, Gregory
March 2008
Soldiers;Mar2008, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p30
The article describes the newest version of the Chinook (CH-47F) which took flight on August 15, 2007 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The most notable modification is the Advanced Flight Control System that replaces its analoq gauges. Another one is the revamped airframe designed for 10,000 flight hours, which further eliminates extraneous vibrations and maintenance time. Also reported is that the CH-47F came out 30% below its original cost estimate. According to the author, the revisions mean safer flights for the soldiers.


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