Cruise Speed: 140 mph
Gallon Capacity: 224/bucket
Manufacturer: Boeing Company/Vertol Aircraft Company
Crew” Pilot, Co-pilot and a Military Helicopter Manager
Boeing CH-46″Sea Knight”
The Boeing CH-46, known as the “Sea Knight” is the military version of the Boeing-Vertol 107. The CH-46 was designed in the late 50s for the U.S. Marine Corps to be a medium-lift helicopter, and is primarily used to transport cargo. The aircraft is able to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment. Assault Support is its primary function, and the movement of supplies and equipment is secondary. Additional tasks include combat support, search and rescue, support for forward refueling and rearming points. The CH-46 and the CH-47 are most recognizable by their tandem rotors.