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Can a Chinook Helicopter?

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Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 08:04
No way. A cal 50 BMG cartridge weights 117 gram; a million of them would amount to 117 metric tonnes. The Chinook maximum weight is 22680 kg, that is 22.68 metric tonne. Half a million rounds would still weight twice as much as the total maximum weight of the helicopter.
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 08:56
1 million rounds, not including belts or canisters would weigh approximately 250,000 pounds. The answer is NO. The useful load of a Chinook is only about 25,000 pounds, out of which one must subtract the weight of fuel, crewman, equipment and ammunition. Even with modern polymer casings, a million rounds of ammunition would still weigh a bit over 125,000 pounds, again, not including belts and canisters. Basic math, mate. Learn it.
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 17:37
Nope. The Chinook will not get off the ground with that kind of load.

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