IAF gets Chinook choppers

March 25 this year wrote lines in the golden chapter of yet another achievement in the Indian Air Force towards modernisation techniques in its operations by inducting four Chinook CH-47F helicopters in its fleet which are expected to grow to a number of 15 within a year. A country of the size of India is in dire need of such modern multipurpose choppers needed both in war and in disaster relief measures in peacetime which speaks for more of these helicopters in the very near future and expectedly, looking to their utility and tremendous capabilities, an order to that effect could be placed with the concerned US firm for supplying more of these to India.
In simpler parlance, it could be said that this chopper is far superior to the Russian MI 26 as Chinook has double rotor and is presently world’s most recognisable helicopter since as many as 19 countries are flying these helicopters. The US Army intends to fly such helicopters even up to the year 2060 when it will have been in service for over a century such is the strength and power of this helicopter. That can be visualised with its inherent qualities as nearly 50 soldiers in one sortie can this helicopter carry and very quickly to a threatened sector as its engine output is tremendous as compared to other helicopters. It is to be believed that it can even easily carry ultralight Howitzer artillery gun too from one deployment area to the other very quickly and thus boost Army’s artillery fire requirements in operations.