CH-47D ICH variant

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CH-47D ICH variant

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The The Improved Cargo Helicopter (ICH) is a remanufactured version of the CH-47D Chinook cargo helicopter with the new T55-GA-714A engines. The ICH program is intended to restore CH-47D airframes to their original condition and extend the aircraft's life expectancy another 20 years (total life of 60 years) until the 2025-2030 timeframe. over 300 are planned.

I believe the aircraft also has improved avionics and some other upgrades over the regular D models. Besides that The D variant is definately an upgrade from the standard CH-47 which is the only one you have in the game besides the MH variant. It Would be nice to have an upgrade for the regular troops using the Chinook.

http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/h-47.htm

scoll down it's in there just under the description of the D variant
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Adding this one instead;
CH-47SD Super-D
Latest version of the Chinook. Production begun in March 1998. Incorporates several system improvements including: a fully integrated glass cockpit with automated flight controls, full authority digital engine control, long-range fuel tanks with 2,068-gallon capacity, integrated cockpit management system with full-color digital display units digital GPS /INS, navigation/communication suite with radar altimeter and radar and missile warning systems and chaff/flare dispensers.
The Super D's engines are Allied Signal T55 -L-714A engines with full authority digital engine controls. The engines develop 4,075 maximum continuous shaft horsepower (3,039 kW), providing eight percent more power output than the CH-47D.

The new Chinook will carries a three-person crew and standard seating for 37 passengers in the main cabin, although up to 55 troop seats can be installed. A variety of additional "plug-in" option kits are available to configure the Super D for operations on water or in snow, or several specialized missions such as search and rescue, fire-fighting and special operations.
It was listed as more recent than the ICH program
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Post by FFDmh2223 »

sounds good, my info didn't mention the super D but that works for me.
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