ICH-47F

ICH-47F

The ICH-47F is the latest license-built development of the world famous Chinook helicopter.

 

In operation with the Italian Army, incorporating all features to meet the latest requirements for secure communications, self protection and advanced data-link connectivity, the ICH-47F is primarily providing air transportation of internal/external cargo, troops and weapons to/from and within the combat area. In addition, the helicopter is suitable for special support functions, disaster relief and fire fighting.

 

The aircraft benefits from excellent payload, long range and high cruise speed. Its high power engines provide excellent ‘hot and high’ capability and capability to carry out day/night and instrument meteorological conditions (VMC/IMC) operations make the Chinook a unique asset.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 22,680kg
Powerplant: 2 x Honeywell 55-L-714A (4733 shp each)
Crew: 2 Pilots and 33 combat equipped troops 

Technical Data

Weights

Max take Off

22680

kg

50000

lb

Maximum Cargo Weights

Forward Hook

7727

kg

17000

lb

Center Hook

11818

kg

26000

lb

Aft Hook

7727

kg

17000

lb

Engine Rating (2 x Honeywell 55-L-714A)

Take Off power (2 x )

3529

kW

4733

shp

Internal Dimensions

Length

9.29

m

30.50

ft

Height

1.98

m

6.50

ft

Width

2.29

m

7.50

ft

External Dimensions

Overall length

30.18

m

99.00

ft

Overall height (rotors turning)

5.77

m

18.93

ft

Rotors diameter

18.29

m

60.00

ft

Fuselage Length

15.87

m

52.00

ft

Fuselage Width

3.78

m

12.42

ft

Wheel base – Longitudinal (fwd wheel to aft wheel)

6,86

m

22.50

ft

General Performance

Max Speed

315

Km/h

170

kts

Max Cruise Speed

292

Km/h

158

kts

Max Range

740

km

400

nm

Service Ceiling

6100

m

20000

ft

 

Equipment

  • Multi-point cargo hook
  • External rescue hoist
  • High intensity search light
  • Forest penetrator rescue system
  • Fast rope
  • Power down ramp
  • Engine air particle separator
  • Integrated Survivability Equipment (DAS) 

Avionics

  • Fully integrated CAAS cockpit with colour displays
  • HF, VHF/UHF, SATCOM multiband radios
  • New Generation IFF
  • Homer U/VDF
  • Obstacle Warning System
  • Multi-Mode Receiver (VOR/ILS/MB, DGPS, MLS embedded)
  • EO/IR sensor (FLIR)
  • Weather radar
  • Video recording
  • Airborne search & rescue system
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Air traffic transponder 

Armament

  • Ramp machine gun (.50 caliber)
  • FW RH and LH machine guns (.30 caliber) 

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

Land

The ICH-47F is Helicopter Division’s license-built evolution of the world-famous ‘Chinook’ tandem-rotor helicopter.

 

In operation with the Italian Army, the 23-tonne class ICH-47F provides heavy-lift, long range and high cruise speed capability to operators, for the transport of up to 33 troops, large internal/external loads and weapons to and from the combat theatre. The helicopter also provides effective disaster relief and fire fighting mission capability.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • High power engines and tandem rotor configuration provide excellent ‘hot and high’ capability; excellent handling qualities enable operations in extreme climatic, altitude and crosswind conditions
  • Day/night, visual and instrument meteorological conditions (VMC/IMC) operations
  • NVG compatible glass cockpit with fully integrated digital cockpit management system
  • Internal and external cargo-handling systems
  • The Italian Army ICH-47F includes Secure Communications, Self Protection and advanced Data-Link connectivity