Boeing-Vertol 347

Derived from CH-47 Chinook
1970








Boeing-Vertol 347

Testing advanced technologies for future designs, in 1965 Boeing Vertol modified a Bv-107II as a concept demonstrator with four stub wings among other innovations.

The CH-47A c/n 164 was also modified as an advanced-technology demonstrator, named Model 347, with an extended fuselage, an aft pylon, four-blade rotors, retractable landing gear and a computer controlled variable angle of attack wing. First flew on May 27, 1970. This unique experimental aircraft was used as a test bed for various concepts and components to be used in the future Heavy Lift Helicopter (HLH) Program ( XCH-62 ).

The Model 347 is preserved at the US Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker. US Army Serial number 65-7992.





List of Operators of Boeing-Vertol 347


From Organisation with model 347





Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
10 107-ii 1962 US N6679D : 107-ii Boeing Vertol BV-107/II-2, c/n 10, reg N6679D 03May62; +
Demonstrated in USAF markings, N6679D, Jun-Jul62.
Damaged Asheville, NC, 20Apr64, repaired and extensivel+
hkp4b conv by Boeing into BV-107II-15, Hkp4B, 04064, ~1969-70+
SE 04064 : hkp4b del Swedish Marinen as Hkp4B 04064, ~1970; 2.Hkpskv, un+
27jan03 minor accident. repaired; 05dec07 Last flight a+
b-164 ch-47a US 65-07992 : ch-47a US Army; CH-47A conv to Boeing Vertol 347 prototype
65-07992 : Preserved on display at the US Army Transportation Muse+

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