Video: Refueling Chinooks

Videos shows civilians helping military re-fuelers fuel Chinook helicopters in Afghanistan. The Chinook is equipped with two T55-GA-714A turboshaft engines, which are pod-mounted on either side of the rear pylon under the rear rotor blades. The self-sealing fuel tanks are mounted in external fairings on the sides of the fuselage. The fixed tanks hold 1,030 gallons of fuel. Three additional fuel tanks can be carried in the cargo area. For an excellent overview of the Chinook see http://www.talkingproud.us/Military121306E.html

Credit: American Forces Network Afghanistan, 11/3/09

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***Posted February 11th, 2010

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