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    AH - 64 Apache

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Nickname Chinook
Capacity 44 Troops
Top speed 144 mph
Range 1,250 miles

The CH-47 Chinook is a very large and powerful transport helicopter. It is a very successful and versatile helicopter.

Many countries use the Chinook including the US, Britain and Spain.

The Chinook has seen action in the Vietnam and Gulf War. It has also seen action with the British in the Falklands.

The Chinook can carry more than 44 troops or 12,700 lb underslung.