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originally posted by: stumason
originally posted by: 321Go
I've seen this incredible feat before. Not that it makes a difference, but was this a British pilot?
Not sure about the Chinook, but those are definitely British troops piling out the back of it, so it is a possibility.
originally posted by: cavjafo
a reply to: SecretKnowledge
If you'll note the rotor locations, the cg range on the Chinook is phenomenal. With an external load capacity of only around 25.000 lbs or so (limited by the hooks, not the aircraft capability) and a lift capacity of I believe around 55,000 lbs all up (might be more, that's off the top of my head), the 10,000 lbs or so of troops offloading are like a little kid on a horse! Those two 5500 shp Lycomings just give you everything you need.