Del'd: 7 - 2008 to 2011

Boeing CH-47D Chinook
canada Canadian Armed Forces

Canadian Armed Forces CH-47D Chinook

Former user of the CH-47C variant, the Canadian Armed Forces bought 6 Chinooks at $292 million from the US Army. Named CH-147D in canadian service ( 147201 / 147206 ), the aircraft were already deployed in Afghanistan and handed over in December 2008. Main base was X-Ray ramp out of Kandahar Airfield.

On August 2009 it was announced that the Canadian government ordered 15 new built CH-47F with deliveries expected to occur between 2013 and 2014

On August 5, 2010 a CH-147 was brought down by enemy small arms fire and immediately burst into flames upon landing 20 km southwest of Kandahar city, Afghanistan. Eight of the 21 people aboard suffered minor injuries.

On February 2011 was announced the five remaining CH-147 are to be sold as Afghan mission ends next June

On May 15, 2011 four soldiers were injured, one of them seriously, when a CH-147 crashed on landing under moonlight in a remote part of Panjwaii district in southern Afghanistan. Five crew and about 25 soldiers along with a Canadian Press journalist were onboard when flipped onto its side

CH-147D Facts and Risks

While employed with the CHFA, the D-model Chinooks achieved the following milestones:
- First flight: December 28, 2008
- Total passengers flown: 90,723
- Total cargo flown: 7,097,989 lbs
- Total hours flown: 7084.5
- Last flight: July 30, 2011

Its the Royal Canadian Air Force who operate them in Canada, and the four surviors are now on their way to AMARC in Arizona, USA for storage. Unsure for how long. The army wants them in use, but the RCAF want to save money. Shows the need for the birds to be the army s alone

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Canadian CH-147D Chinooks to Museums

Canadian CH-147D Chinooks to Museums

06-Dec-16 - The two remaining RCAF CH-147 D-model Chinook in Canadian inventory have been delivered to museums in Trenton and Petawawa, Ontario. Other two were sold and two were lost in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Air: six MI17s, six Chinooks and UAVs lease

07-Aug-08 - Canada to enhance air assets in Afghanistan with the lease of medium helicopters and the purchase the CH-47D already in theatre


2008/11JTF-Afg AW AF Kandahar

List of Aircraft

C/NBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org
M.3284 147201 ex BuNo 89-00130. CAF d/d 2009 in Afghanistan; Oct11 to AMARG
US Army Aviation 89-00130: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 68-16017; 2009 to Canada a...
US Army; 1997 7-101 AVN
M.3085 w/o 2010 147202 ex BuNo 84-24181. CAF d/d 2009 in Afghanistan; w/o 05aug10 brought down by enemy...
US Army Aviation 84-24181: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 67-18550; 2009 to Canada a...
1990 we had a class b accident in Saudi Arabia during D...
M.3205 scrapped 2014 1963 147203 ex BuNo 87-00086. CAF d/d 2009 in Afghanistan; Oct11 to AMARG
US Army Aviation 87-00086: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47A 62-02133.; 1994 5-159AVN; ...
March 2004 - March 2005: Deployed from Hawaii to Afgh...
scrapped serviceable components removed for F model pro...
Aug14 in Middletown Delaware USA along with 147204 bein...
M.3058 147204 ex BuNo 84-24154. CAF d/d 2009 in Afghanistan; Oct11 to AMARG
US Army Aviation 84-24154: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47A 64-13140; 2009 to Canada a...
1990/1991 deployed on Op Desert Shield/Desert Storm wit...
M.3155 w/o 2011 147205 ex BuNo 86-01650. CAF d/d 2009 in Afghanistan; w/o 15may11 during landing after ...
US Army Aviation 86-01650: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47A 66-00103; 2009 to Canada a...
M.3156 147206 ex BuNo 86-01651. CAF d/d 2009 in Afghanistan; Oct11 to AMARG
US Army Aviation 86-01651: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47A 65-08015; 2009 to Canada a...
M.3215 147207 RCAF Jan/Sept 2011; ex 87-00096
US Army Aviation 87-00096: US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47A 63-07906.; 1994 5-159AVN; ...
Oct.2011 back to US Army, Kandahar Afghanistan; ex RCAF...

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