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Chinook Helicopter History

Chinook HeliocopterThe Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a heavy lift helicopter that first saw service in 1962 and is still serving its country today. It is unique, powerful, reliable and has seen service in almost every military theater since its introduction. It is also the longest running production model in Boeing’s inventory.

In 1958, the Army commissioned Vertol to design a transport helicopter that could lift 2000Kg in all weathers. The answer was the Model 107 and Model 114. In 1960, Boeing bought Vertol and took over development and production of the airfram