The MH-47 Chinook is a twin-turbine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift transport helicopter modified to support special operations missions. The helicopter is primarily used to move troops and supplies on special operations missions.
The Army has operated a variety of CH-47 and MH-47 Chinook models since 1962.
Engine: Two Textron Lycoming T55-L712 engines
Performance at 50,000 pounds:
— Sea level cruise: Top speed 184 mph
— Cockpit-crew: 3
— Cabin-troop: 33
— Maximum gross: 50,000 pounds
— Empty: 23,401 pounds
Source: Boeing and U.S. Army