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Boeing-Vertol YHC-1B / YCH-47A

This model is a version of CH-47 Chinook

c/n b-003

Year 1961

Helicopter Boeing-Vertol YHC-1B / YCH-47A Serial b-003 Register 59-04984 used by US Army Aviation. Built 1961. Aircraft history

Boeing-Vertol YHC-1B / YCH-47A c/n b-003

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usa 59-04984
US Army Aviation
Vertol Model 114, c/n B-003, ff: n/a
YHC-1B 59-04984 was rolled out on unk date 1961 and immediately bailed to Vertol as a test bed
redesignated YHC-47A Nov62
delivered to the US Army on 17Jan64
became the test bed for the production of B model Chinooks in 1967. The first flight as a B model test bed was completed on 09Sep66
incorporated Lycoming T55-L-7C engines rated at 2,850 shaft horsepower
assigned to Fort Eustis, Virginia at unk date, where it was being utilized as a training device in the 67U maintenance course. As of 28Feb06, the last known location of 59-04984 was at Fort Eustis, Virginia, being prepared for restoration as a museum exhibit. Aircraft status: Under-going preservation.
usa 59-04984
US Army Aviation
US Fort Eustis / Felker AAF ( oct-13 )
Oct13 restoration completed at Summit Aviation and returned to Fort Eustis for display.

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