RAF CHINOOK CREW

AIRCREW: RAF CHINOOK

ARTWORK: IAN BOTT (www.ianbottillustration.co.uk)

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RAF ChinookHC1s provided support forUKforces engaged in the multi-national peacekeeping force in Lebanon in 1983-84. Here, aNo 7Squadron aircraft comes asawelcome sight to the troops based inBeirut as it makes another supply run.
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AnRAF ChinookHC1pilot exercising the type’s remarkable agility during the1980s.
JAMES KIGHTLY
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A crewmanon the rampduring Exercise ‘Jebel Sahara’ in theNorth African desert, ready tocall any hazards to the pilot during landing.
SACNEIL CHAPMAN/ DEFENCE IMAGERY

The Boeing Chinook is one of the most remarkable and successful aircraft in history. Like its fellow heavy-lifter, the Lockheed Hercules, it has been used to carry and deliver people and equipment into—and from—avaried range of challenging locations.

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