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Boeing-Vertol BV-347 Chinook [65-7992]

This can be described as a fixed-wing helicopter, not a common phrase in the aviation world!

It was evaluated for the Heavy-Lift Helicopter project in 1972 which led also to the creation of the enormous XCH-62.

This is a modified CH-47A fitted with a 9ft fuselage plug, four bladed rotors and, most remarkably, a variable geometry fixed wing.

Thankfully it has been preserved.

c/n B.164.

US Army Aviation Museum.

Fort Rucker.

Alabama, USA.

17-4-2013

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Taken on April 17, 2013