Watch: Indian Air Force’s Chinook Helicopter Makes Maiden Landing At Chandigarh Air Force Station

Swarajya Staff

Mar 29, 2019, 12:17 PM | Updated 12:17 PM IST

A Chinook helicopter of the Indian Air Force. (IAF/Twitter)
A Chinook helicopter of the Indian Air Force. (IAF/Twitter)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released a video showing a Boeing Ch-47 Chinook making its maiden landing at Air Force Station Chandigarh. The Chinook is known to be a versatile transport helicopter which has been tested in operations in many battle zones. You can watch the video below:

It also has one of the heaviest load-carrying capacities among military transport helicopters. A single Chinook helicopter can carry up to 45 soldiers and has a maximum payload capacity of 10 tonnes.

The Indian Air Force has 15 units of the Chinook on order, with its first five helicopters having been delivered in February 2019.

The whole fleet of Chinooks is expected to be delivered by March 2020, greatly boosting the transport capabilities of the IAF. The total deal was worth $1.5 billion.

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