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Australian Army Aviation CH-47D Chinook

In 1995 the Australian Army received four ex RAAF CH-47C (#102-106) which were converted to CH-47D standard. Two new built CH-47D-LR (#201 & 202) joined directly from Boeing in 2001.

They were deployed to Afghanistan between 2006 and 2013 where #102 was destroyed in May 2011 and #103 on June 2012.

In November 2011 were acquired two ex-US Army CH-47D (#151 & 152) which were handed over in June 2012.

As of 2016, #151 & 201 were the last in service. D Type replaced by CH-47Fs


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Australia, China and U.S. Marines Exercise Kowari 15, 31-Aug-15 : Kowari 15 is the first environmental survival training among Australian, Chinese and the U.S. participants simultaneously. Held at the Litchfield Area, Northern Territory, Aug.29 to Sep.12

Australia Chinooks return from Afghanistan, 16-Sep-13 : Rotary Wing Group – Eight (RWG-8), the Australian Army Aviation Detachment, has completed its mission in Afghanistan.

Australia received two more Chinooks, 02-Jul-12 : Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare have announced that two additional CH-47D Chinook helicopters have been handed over to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Townsville.

Australian Chinooks return to operations in Afghanistan, 21-Mar-12 : The Australian Defence Force’s CH-47 “Chinook” helicopters have returned to duty in Southern Afghanistan, providing medium lift transport capability to Australian and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) units.

Acceptance of two CH-47D Chinook Helicopters, 01-Feb-12 : Minister for Defence Stephen Smith today announced that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) fleet of Chinooks has increased to seven following the arrival of two additional CH-47D Chinook helicopters in Townsville.

Australian Army Takes Delivery of Two New Boeing CH-47D Chinooks, 27-Mar-01 : TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia - C Squadron of the Australian Army's 5th Aviation Regiment, based at Townsville, took delivery of two new Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters in an acceptance and transition ceremony here today. Maj. Gen. Peter Abigail, AO, Land Commander Australia, presided over the ceremony.



Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1995/165th Aviation RegimentJO Al Azraq
Townsville


Platform

Classes
L Modified Round Table class



Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    M.3451     A15-102: ex RAAF CH-47C A15-002 BuNo 73-21971
    M.3452     A15-103: ex RAAF CH-47C A15-003 BuNo 73-21972
    M.3453     A15-104: ex RAAF CH-47C A15-004 BuNo 73-21973
    M.3454     A15-106: ex RAAF CH-47C A15-006 BuNo 73-21975
    M.3297     A15-151: Australian Army d/d 08jun12 5 Avn Regt, Townsville; ex 89-00+
US Army Aviation 89-00143: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 68-15829; 1998 F/159AVN.; +

May11 pictured approaching runway 16 at Dublin, Ireland
    M.3317     A15-152: Australian Army d/d 08jun12 5 Avn Regt, Townsville ex 89-001+
US Army Aviation 89-00163: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 70-15023; mid May11 in Ire+

18may11 pictured Arriving at Dublin, Ireland. The nose +
    M.4036     A15-201: Army d/d 2001, boeing serial N2138T Oct99-Mar01; unkd date +
    M.4037     A15-202: Army d/d 2001, Boeing serial N2142V Oct99-Mar01

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