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RAF Chinook Helicopter at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan Featured July Print

RAF Chinook Helicopter at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter from 1310 Flight at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
The RAF operates the largest fleet of Chinook support helicopters after the US Army and they have been operating in Afghanistan since late 2006.
As the most versatile workhorse of British air operations in theatre, the Chinook has been responsible for delivering personnel and essential supplies to forward operating and patrol bases across Helmand province.
They act as the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) helicopters for ISAF and Afghan casualty extraction, as well as deploying combat troops against narcotic facilities and insurgent strongholds.
Chinooks are used primarily for troop-carrying and for load-carrying (both internal and underslung) and can carry up to 54 troops or 10 tonnes of freight.
The cabin is large enough to accommodate two Land Rovers, while the three underslung load hooks allow a huge flexibility in the type and number of loads that can be carried.
Secondary roles include Search and Rescue and casualty evacuation (a total of 24 stretchers can be carried).
The crew consists of either two pilots, or a pilot and navigator, and two air loadmasters

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