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Chinook
RA1 Chinook
Unit
Affiliation
Role

Transport aircraft

Protection

Light

Production
Produced by

Helipad

25px-Disambig This article is about the Chinook in the Red Alert universe. For other Chinooks, see Chinook.
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The Chinook is an unarmed transport helicopter used by both the Allies and the Soviets during the Second World War.

Background

The Chinook is an unarmed, versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. It saw extensive use during the Second World War by both sides as infantry transports and ordnance delivery units. Dubbed "flying APCs", they were capable of delivering infantry to any location on the battlefield and evacuate vital personnel, such as doctor Albert Einstein.

Aftermath

After the war the Allies discommissioned them in favor of the newer Nighthawk transport. The Soviets lost theirs along with most of their airpower as a penalty of losing the war and have not had a transport plane until the Twinblade in the War of the Three Powers

Assessment

Pros

  • Can be unlocked early in the game (only an helipad is required).
  • Can load up to 5 infantry.
  • Great for protecting engineers.
  • Can travel directly over any terrain.
  • Faster and stronger than the Badger.

Cons

  • Unarmed.
  • Expensive, at $1200.
  • Vulnerable to all forms of anti-aircraft fire.
  • Only appear in multiplayer games.

Gallery

Videos

Trivia

The in-game unit is modeled after the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

See also

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