|This article is about the Chinook in the Tiberium universe. For other Chinooks, see Chinook.|
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook was a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter.
The contra-rotating rotors eliminated the need for an anti-torque vertical rotor, allowing all power to be used for lift and thrust. Its top speed of 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h) was faster than 1960s, and even many contemporary, utility and attack helicopters. Its primary roles included troop movement, artillery emplacement and battlefield resupply. There is a wide loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage and three external-cargo hooks.
After Second World War, they remained in service of the Global Defense Initiative and Brotherhood of Nod during First Tiberium War, which overhauled their design and made them even more powerful, capable of delivering tanks to the battlefield. Due to cost cutting measures to keep Chinooks cheap enough for battlefield construction, they could only carry a maximum of 5 soldiers.
- Can load up to 5 infantry
- Great for protecting engineers.
- Can travel directly over any terrain
- Undetectable by enemy radar until landing.
- Expensive, at $1500
- Vulnerable to all forms of anti-aircraft fire.
- Loaded infantry killed upon destruction.