Special Operations model for the U.S. Army replacing the MH-47D and MH-47E. The aircraft is equipped with Air-to-Air refuelling, engine exhaust suppressors, Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS), Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit and enhanced survivability equipment. Some aircraft are new builds, others upgraded MH-47Es.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: The Boeing Company

Primary manufacturer: The Boeing Company

Parent type: Boeing Model 234/H-47 Chinook

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Tandem (Fore/aft) (x2)

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.78 m 19.0 ft
Overall Length: 30.18 m 99.0 ft
Overall Width: 18.29 m 60.0 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 15.90 m 52.2 ft
Airframe Width: 3.78 m 12.4 ft
Airframe Height: 5.77 m 18.9 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 6.85 m 22.5 ft
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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Climb Performance
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Hover Performance
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Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
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Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Honeywell T55-GA-714A turbine
Manufacturer: Honeywell Aerospace
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 3631 kW 4867 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Manually foldable blades

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 18.29 m 60.00 ft
RPM: 225.0 rpm 225.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Fibreglass spar with Nomex fairing and nickel erosion cap
Blade Chord: 0.641 m 2.10 ft
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional, un-swept
Blade Twist: -0.209 rad -12.000 deg
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 262.68 m² 2827.5 ft²
Disc Loading:  
Solidity: 0.0670
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 5.86 m² 63.1 ft²
Tip Speed: 215.45 m/s 706.9 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
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Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
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