Rotor diameter: 60 feet
Length - Fuselage: 51 feet
Speed: 110 to 150 KPH
Maximum takeoff weight: 10,000 to 19,100 lbs
Crew: 3 Officers, 1 enlisted crew chief
The CH-47 was used in Vietnam by the 1st Cavalry Division for a wide variety of tasks from troop transport, moving artillery, ammunition and supplies, aircraft recovery, rescue, special ops and even as a gunship (model ACH-47A). The Chinook was used at LZ Albany mainly to lift out the bodies of those killed in the ambush.