This Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) mockup, given to the museum by Boeing, consists of a CH-47 Chinook airframe without the forward and aft pylons, engines or
transmissions. It was utilized as an engineering mockup demonstrator for the U.S. Air Force CSAR-X competition.
The airframe was initially a CH-47 medium transport helicopter, accumulating 3 248 aircraft hours in 14 years of service in several U.S. Army units. Later, it became the first aircraft inducted into the MH-47D program, and then modified for Special Operations Forces.
In September 2005, the airframe started its third life as the engineering mockup demonstrator for the CSAR-X competition. It was on tour with
Boeing from November 2005 to March 2009 and travelled 20,420 miles in nine states.
Although Boeing won the CSAR X competition, the Air Force subsequently cancelled the program and the mockup aircraft was donated to the museum for display.
Rotor Diameter 60 ft.
Number of Blades 3/rotor
Fuselage Length 52 ft. 1 in.
Empty Weight 23,400 lb.
Gross Weight 50,000 lb.
Cruise Speed 130 kt/149 mph
Max. Speed 170 kt/196 mph
Range 400 NM/450 miles
Powerplant 2 Lycoming/Honeywell T55-GA-714A
Horsepower 4777 hp/engine