First flight of the CH-47 Type series (YHC-1B)

Thursday, September 21, 1961



The Boeing YCH-1B was the prototype for the CH-47 series of tandem rotor aircraft. The aircraft was re-designated YCH-47A after the rationalization of US military aircraft designations in 1962 and entered service as the CH-47A Chinook.


Source: "Golden Chinook", VERTIFLITE September/October 2013, Page 26



Aircraft related to this milestone
Boeing Vertol YHC-1B/CH-47A/Model 114

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