Aviation Models Boeing/Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
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The Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem rotor transport helicopter, used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment. Assault Support is its primary function, and the movement of supplies and equipment is secondary. Additional tasks include combat support, search and rescue, support for forward refueling and rearming points, CASEVAC and Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP). The commercial version is the BV 107-II, commonly referred to as simply the "Vertol".

Boeing/Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Rotor span: 51 ft 0 in (16.00 m)
Length: 45 ft 8 in (13.92 m)
Height: 16 ft 8.50 in (5.10 m)
Empty: 15,537 lb (7,047 kg)
Max Gross: 24,300 lb (11,000 kg)
Maximum Speed: 165 mph (265 km/h)
Rate of Climb: 2,045 ft/min (624 m/min)
Service Ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,300 m)
Combat Radius: 184 miles (296 km)
Two General Electric T58-GE-16 turboshafts, 1,870 shp (1,400 kW).
Two XM218 .50 BMG (12.7 x 99 mm) machine guns (optional), 1 Ramp mounted M240D 7.62 x 51 mm machine gun (optional).

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