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CH-46D Chinook On Its Way For 6000km Trip  
User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Translated pressrelease from the Dutch Ministry of Defense:

"A CH-46D Chinook transport helicopter of the Royal Dutch Airforce took of monday August 8th from Soesterberg air base. It is bound for Mazar e Sharif in Afghanistan. The 6000km (about 3300nm) is flown in a couple of legs, therefore the Chinook will land in a.o. Ukrain, Russia and Turkmenistan. In 3,5 days the Chinook is due to arrive in Mazar e Sharif.

According the Royal Dutch Airforce is the distance an alltime record for the Chinook."

Wow, I presume those helicopters don't have autopilot, do they?  Smile

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2951 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

How many hours will this put on the clock?


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User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 1):
How many hours will this put on the clock?

According to the Boeing website the cruisespeed is 143 knots, so that must be 23 hours minimally. It also stated that the maximum range is 230nm, so with a little mathematics that will be refueling 15 times...


User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

I think there was a small yet significant typo: That's a CH-47D "Chinook" correct? The aged CH-46D "Sea Knight" that the US Navy is retiring for new MH-60S are even older than the CH-46E's I worked on in the Marines!  old 

User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 3):
That's a CH-47D "Chinook" correct?

You are completely right! It is a CH-47D.


User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting Varig767 (Reply 2):
It also stated that the maximum range is 230nm, so with a little mathematics that will be refueling 15 times...

I would venture to quess that they probably have some sort of fuel bladder they carry inside instead of cargo that extends the range a bit.

Now if it is a CH-47SD (export version) then according to the boeing website it has a range of 651.9nm.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

A self-deployment of this type makes zero sense. They need to charter a C-5 to move this airplane....it'll cost less and take a day.

Why are they doing this?



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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

It's most likely just because the Dutch don't have C-5's.

http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/chinook/c5a1a.html

[Edited 2005-08-09 21:41:31]

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

If it is one of the ex-CAF Chinooks it has an onboard ferry capability of upto 5 3000lb fuel bladders (21,000Lbs fuel full load). It will extend the range quite substantially. I can't remember the exact figures but burn rate was high until you were down to bladder #3 then it levelled off.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineWiggidy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

If this helicopter is equivelant to US CH-47Ds then yes it has a 3 axis autopilot, as well as GPS and an inertial navigation system. This should not be a difficult flight logistically as it is a pretty advanced aircraft. As far as range, Ive heard of blackhawks and pavehawks flying over 18 hours nonstop with aerial refueling so this flight should be a cake walk compared to those missions.
-Wes


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Quoting Ulfinator (Reply 5):
Now if it is a CH-47SD (export version) then according to the boeing website it has a range of 651.9nm.

Wow, it would really suck if your destination was 652 nm away. They'd all see you crash 600 feet short of the pad.  Smile

[Edited 2005-08-10 18:41:11]


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Ryan.....I understand that, hence the word "charter"....smartass..  Wink


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