The first of the series of new heavy landing helicopters MH-47G BLOCK II was adopted into service with the command of special operations of the United States. It is a deep modernization of the outdated workhorse of the American Commandos-the CH-47 Chinook created during the Vietnamese War.
The developer and manufacturer of the new helicopter is Boeing. In total, the Pentagon ordered 23 cars worth 25 million. Each dollars.
MH-47G is a large transport helicopter for use in special operations. He is able to develop cruising speeds up to 315 km/h and transport up to 30 commander, as well as transport various weapons, light vehicles and field artillery.
Boeing specialists have significantly modified the helicopter to perform complex missions in extreme conditions. For example, it was equipped with a special device for refueling in the air, which made the range of its flight almost unlimited.
The helicopter is equipped with an advanced digital avionic, a rescue lift, a multi -stroke radar for flights at low altitudes and in bad weather and means of electronic opposition. He will be able to support the actions of the landing of two 7.62 mm machine guns and the M60D medium machine gun.
The new Block II are an advanced transmission, improved fuel tanks of a larger volume, enhanced fuselage and more modern blades of the supporting screw. All this increases its carrying capacity to almost 10 tons.
Source — UPI