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|Chinook||The Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook is a tandem rotor twin engine heavy lift military helicopter. The Chinook helicopter was designed by Boeing Vertol in the early 1960s but is now produced by Boeing Integrated defence Systems. Over 16 countries use the Chinook for their armed forces. The US Army and Royal Air Force use the Chinook extensively and it is the heaviest llifting helicopter in their service. The Chinook has been used in many conflicts including the Vietnam War, The Falklands Conflict, Iran - Iraq war and in recent times the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The Chinook primary roles are in troop movement and battlefield re supply. In the 1960s the Chinook with its speed of 196 MPH was faster than the attack helicopters of the day, and is still in production with nearly 2000 helicopters being built.|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Robinson : Squadrons updated (added No.99 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Clarke :|
|Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30046 of 546th Bomb Squadron added to the airframes database.|
|Stirling EH907 (WP-O) of No.90 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD750 :|
|347th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Keatley : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|New victory claim added : He111 claimed on 26th September 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF|
|349th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley P4981 : Aircrew updated|
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