Some cool U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook images.
Taken on Aug. 21, 2015, the following beautiful pictures show brand new CH-47F Chinook helicopters from Hotel Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), taking off after refueling at a local German airport and flying in a convoy formation enroute to Bremerhaven port.
The new CH-47F is the cutting-edge variant of the combat-proven Chinook: developed in the 1950s, the CH-47 entered in service with the U.S. Army in 1962 and has played a key role in every major conflict since then.
Being the U.S. Army’s only heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-47 is a critical asset for transporting troops, supplies and providing combat support and combat service support operations.
Image Credit: Sgt. Thomas Mort / U.S. Army
Groups of US Army aircraft always seem to resemble “gaggles” rather than “formations”….
Agreed! It’d be marvelous if The Aviationist offered either desktop size versions of its marvelous pictures or a link to their source.