Thursday, September 10, 2009

ch 46 sea knight helicopter pictures

An CH-46D Sea Knight from Helicopter Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11/Det 8) attached to USS Sacramento (AOE 1) transfers cargo during an underway replenishment

A CH-46 helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM 263) lifts off from the flight deck of USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), transporting equipment and Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit ashore to begin their mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedm

ch 46 helicopter interior

Ch-46, USMC, Marble Mountain LZ, Golf Company 21/, Vietnam 1970.

The amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2) prepares to launch a CH-46 Sea Knight and CH-53 Super Stallion from it's flight deck

A Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (HMM-165) CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter prepares to land aboard the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64).

CH-46F Improved version of CH-46D, electrical distribution, com/nav update BUNO 154845-157726. Last production model in the United States. 174 built.

Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight BuNo 153975, HMM-161 Greyhawks, USMC

Two CH-46E Phrogs approaching the landing zone during the MAGTAF Marine Air Ground Task Force demonstration at the Miramar Airshow 2007 Thunder over Miramar

The CH-46 Sea Knight was first procured in 1964 to meet the medium-lift requirements of the Marine Corps in Viet Nam

CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter in a Marine Medium Helicopter (HMM) squadron is to provide all-weather, day/night, assault transport of combat troops, supplies, and equipment during amphibious and subsequent operations ashore. Additional tasks are: combat and assault support for evacuation operations and other maritime special operations; over-water search and rescue ; support for mobile forward refueling and rearming points; aeromedical evacuation of casualties from the field to suitable medical facilities

Primary function: Medium lift assault helicopter
Manufacturer: Boeing Vertol Company
Power plant: (2) GE-T58-16 engines
Burst: 1870 shaft horsepower (SHP)
Continuous: 1770 SHP
Rotors unfolded: 84 feet, 4 inches (25.69 meters)
Rotors folded: 45 feet, 7.5 inches (13.89 meters)
Rotors unfolded: 51 feet (15.54 meters)
Rotors folded: 14 feet, 9 inches (4.49 meters)
Height: 16 feet, 8 inches (5.08 meters)
Maximum takeoff weight: 24,300 pounds (11,032 kilograms)
Range: 132 nautical miles (151.8 miles) for an assault mission
Speed: 145 knots (166.75 miles per hour)
Ceiling: 10,000 feet (+)
Normal: 4 - pilot, copilot, crew chief, and 1st mechanic
Combat: 5 - pilot, copilot, crew chief, and 2 aerial gunners
Combat: maximum of 14 troops with aerial gunners
Medical evacuation: 15 litters and 2 attendants
Cargo: maximum of 4,000 pound (2270 kilograms) external load


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