Type 1 Heavy Lift Helicopter
Cruise Speed: 137mph
Gallon Capacity: 3,000/bucket
Manufacturer: Boeing Company /Vertol Aircraft Company
Crew: Pilot and Co-pilot
The Boeing 234 is the civilian version of the U.S. Army’s CH-47 “Chinook”. The aircraft was originally designed by the Boeing Company in the early 60s, to be a medium-lift helicopter to transport cargo and military personnel. Both the BV 107 and the 234 are used for timber harvesting in the commercial sector. The Boeing 234 (CH-47) and the BV-107 (CH-46) are most recognizable by their tandem rotors. The 234 has almost twice the lifting capability (between 15,000-25,000 pounds) of the smaller BV-107, which allows it to operate with a larger water bucket for fire suppression.