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(Some Guy)   Facts and pics about the MH-47E Chinook Helicopter   ( ) divider line
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4663 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Mar 2002 at 1:48 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-04 01:51:21 PM  
next up on fark: fact and figures on the smurf village..
2002-03-04 02:01:20 PM  
Man, that winch assembly is so friggin' hot!
2002-03-04 02:16:34 PM  
lol......Slayer...... and I'd jump in and toss some TOOL in it...
2002-03-04 02:17:42 PM  
Facts and pics about the MH-47E Chinook Salmon

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Swims, eats, shiats, spawns.
2002-03-04 02:21:09 PM  

Yawn another heicopter. Remember the movie Blue Thunder ? Now that was a kick-arse copter...

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2002-03-04 02:35:20 PM  
i think airwolf would have handed Blue Thunder its ass
2002-03-04 02:37:03 PM  
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2002-03-04 02:38:45 PM  
Karnov would have whupped both.
2002-03-04 02:45:11 PM  
Mr. Richard Marshall is WATCHING YOU !
2002-03-04 02:58:43 PM  
It's all about the AC-130 gunships.

And of course the good old E3 Sentry AWACS!! Sure they're pansies, but I hope to be on one in a few years.
2002-03-04 03:16:48 PM  
I heard that the Chinook is the fastest helicopter in the US inventory. But I guess I will never be sure cause the link is farked.
2002-03-04 03:42:14 PM  
Hoosier: Phrases like that make fark the wonderful place it is.
2002-03-04 04:04:24 PM  
next of fark: the maiting rutuals of a sloth (with pics)
2002-03-04 04:35:44 PM  
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That's a C-130 doing a JATO takeoff. It's cool as shiat to see, basically they just strap some rockets to the side of the C-130 and kick it in in the middle of takeoff.
2002-03-04 05:40:43 PM  
Ever had a Chinook fly over your house at 1:30 in the morning? You wake up thinking you've made one too many jokes about Jesus. Then you realize what it was and cuss the Army!
2002-03-04 05:51:18 PM  
I always understood this craft to be the heavy war-horse of the Army. Aren't they supposed to be a bear to bring down?
2002-03-04 06:06:02 PM  
Depends on how you are firing at it - from below, you probably haven't got a chance. From the same level or higher, however, all you have to do is take out the pilot or one of the rotors, and down it goes.

The Afghanis learned this in the late 70s and 80s - they took down a lot of Soviet Hinds and Hips from the hills. One good (fictional) book that discusses tactics is Ken Follett's "Lie Down with Lions". Plenty of hot loving action in that one, too (all hetero).
2002-03-04 06:26:47 PM  
Ain't no nookie like Chinookie....(fisherman's joke)
2002-03-04 07:27:15 PM  
hrm, saw one of those flying around the other day.
2002-03-04 10:04:06 PM  
Hoosier, the Chinook has a top speed of 269kmh, which off the top of my head does sound like the fastest.
2002-03-05 12:07:38 AM  
A Chinook is a surprisingly smooth ride and not overly loud when inside... not too bad, all in all.
2002-03-05 12:11:07 AM  
2002-03-05 12:18:12 AM  
Or so they claim...
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Some better photos of it...
This guy I'm going to school with works on em... Said his company is going to try and cut one in half then put it back together again... I guess that hasn't been done before... He did say that his company has lost one - something about a construction crew trying to lift a dump truck or something... They're supposed to be really tough though.
2002-03-05 03:13:00 AM  
I saw one of these things do a barrel roll at an airshow last year. Apparently they're pretty damn nimble when unloaded.

Oh, and I think the Hind's still the fastest chopper in the world. I could be wrong though.
2002-03-05 12:30:23 PM  
the royal australian air force mothballed chinooks in '94 i think because they cost $AUS8,000 per hour to run.

but i saw one around london the other week so i'm happy
2002-03-06 04:22:09 PM  
Ok, here's the deal about the Chinook.
Blades are really tough - 7 layers of composite. Can cut down trees around 5 inches in diameter.
Rotor heads are fluid filled machined steel housings. Each weighs about 1000 pounds. Blades are 350 pounds each.
All hydraulic and electrical systems double redundant and capable of system/fault isolation.
Can carry approximately 13 tons externally/internally or combination.
Max speed - 170 knots
All transmissions and engines can run up to 1/2 hour without oil/fluid. Older engines put out 3750 shaft horsepower each. Newer engines approximately 4250 SHP.
The E model has a mean weapons system. Can carry miniguns and other "joys to have and hold" when in bad guy land.
Weak areas - drive train runs fore and aft lengthwise on aircraft and really has no protection. Flight controls are vulnerable. Lots of hydraulic lines everywhere.
I know this is "techie" but I was hoping to answer some possible questions.
Man I miss 'em.
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