The Boeing CH-47 Chinook stands as a tandem rotor, heavy-lift military transport helicopter initially developed by Vertol and later manufactured by Boeing Vertol, now known as Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. It holds the distinction of being one of the heaviest-lifting helicopters ever produced. In the late 1950s, the U.S. Department of the Army sought a replacement for the ageing fleet of Sikorsky CH-37 rotorcraft and subsequently purchased the previously designed V-107 by Vertol. However, this aircraft proved insufficient for assault missions and transport roles, leading to the requirement for an enhanced variant.
Vertol then embarked on the development of the CH-47A Chinook (originally designated YHC-1B) in a tandem rotor configuration. These helicopters were powered by Lycoming AL5512 engines, optimizing lift, stability, and thrust for better performance. The design provided an excellent foundation for a cargo aircraft equipped with features such as cargo ramps and hooks. One of the latest upgraded variants in the line is the CH-47F, offering modernized avionics and lower maintenance costs.
Red Box is delighted to present a comprehensive range of ground power equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units, and more, meticulously tailored to meet the specifications of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook aircraft.
This selection includes the 757 CFBO-NJ tug and the RBC8090 GPU Frequency Converter.