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A NOTE ON COMPANY NUMBERS AND PREVIOUS IDENTITIES:  The aircraft of the first batch had an array of company numbers and contract numbers, both with the Canadian Forces and after their sale to the Netherlands.  The second batch of aircraft are all ex US Army CH-47Ds, built as CH-47As, so they have both an "as-built" company number and a modified company number.  The third batch are all new built aircraft.

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

147001

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6001/G-001

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 1974 - Taken on strength, for record keeping purposes only

 

US serial 74-22058 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  Lost on delivery flight to Canada on 18 October 1974, following gear failure in main combining gear box, caused by undetected metal infraction in gear blank before machining.  This failure led to drive shaft failure and loss of synchronization.  Five fatalities.  After lengthy litigation, replaced by 147009.

 

last date: 29 October 1975 - Struck off

147002

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6002/G-002

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 October 1974 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22059 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  With No. 450 Squadron at CFB Ottawa, Ontario.  To Valcartier in August 1977 for Exercise Non Nova, with 5 Brigade Group.  To NAS Quonset Point for trials slinging torpedos in February 1979.  Recovered escape capsule from USAF F-111 crash in August 1980, north of CFB Bagotville, PQ.  To CFB Meaford, Ontario in January 1981 for artillery lifts with Chinooks from US Army 159th Company.  To CFB Gagetown, NB in June 1981 for Exercise RV 81.  Destroyed at Rankin Inlet, NWT on 17 August 1982, struck a light pole with rotors while taxiing.  Aircraft overturned onto airport fuel tanks, destroyed by subsequent fire.  Three fatalities.

 

last date: 29 August 1982 - Struck off after crash

147003

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6003/G-003

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 March 1975 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22060 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  With 450 Squadron, CFB Uplands, Ontario.  Detached to St. Jean, PQ to support Montreal Olympics security in summer of 1976.  Took part in flying display at 1978 International Air Show, Toronto, Ont.  Later with No. 447 (HT) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  Took part in Canadian/US/RAF mountain flying exercise at Vernon, BC in September 1980.  To CFB Gagetown, NB in June 1981 for Exercise RV 81 with this Squadron.  Converted by Boeing to CH-47D from 1994, new US serial 93-0661, conversion number M.3661, new company number B725.  Delivered to R. Netherlands Air Force on 3 August 1996, their serial number NL001, later D-661.  Named "Red October", after a near "incident" during water landing trials.  Operated by 298 Squadron.  Supported UN operations in Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2001, and in the Former Yugoslavia in 2002.  Still active January 2009.

 

last date: 7 January 1992 - Struck off, returned to US

147004

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6004/G-004

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 March 1975 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22061 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  With No. 447 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta and No. 450 Squadron at CFB Uplands, Ontario.  Operated in support of mapping exercises on Baffin Island in June 1978.  Delivered two 105 mm guns and crews of 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artileery from Ottawa to Frot Drum, NY in March 1980.  Picked up a Platoon from 48th Highlanders from Moss Park in downtown Toronto in May 1980 for a airmobile exercise in Camp Borden.  Forced to jettison CF101 101010 sling load into Lake Ontario on 25 June 1991, while transporting the Voodoo from Mountain View to Trenton for display.  Converted by Boeing to CH-47D from 1994, new US serial 93-0662, conversion number M.3662, new company number B726.  Delivered to R. Netherlands Air Force, on 5 April 1996 their serial number NL002, later D-662.  Named "Lady Liberty".  Operated by 298 Squadron, in Afghanistan by 2006.  Still active November 2008.

 

last date: 7 January 1992 - Struck off, returned to US

147005

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6005/G-005

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 April 1975 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22062 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  With No. 450 Squadron at CFB Uplands, Ontario.  Took part in Arctic 78 mapping exercise at Nanasivik, NWT in June 1978.  Supported US Navy under ice torpedo trials SUBICEX 79 in March 1979.  Used to recover torpedoes fired from the nuclear submarine USS Archerfish back to Thule Greenland from locations on the arctic ice pack between Baffin Island and Greenland.  450 Sqn received a US Secretary of the Navy commendation for this mission.  Took part in Toronto International Air show in September 1979 and London Air show in June 1980.  Carried Governor General Schreyer  and party from Rideau Hall in Ottawa to Fesserton, Ontario on 18 June 1980.  Took part in mountain flying exercise near Vernon, BC in September 1980.  Attewmpted to recover wreckage of Otter 9407 in mountains near Newburgh, NY on 30 December 1980, after it crashed there on 20 December 1980.  To CFB Gagetown, NB in June 1981 for Exercise RV 81 with 450 Squadron.  Converted by Boeing to CH-47D from 1994, new US serial 93-0663, conversion number M.3663.  Delivered to R. Netherlands Air Force on 8 March 1996, their serial number NL003, later D-663, new company number B728.  Named "Blizzard".  Operated by 298 Squadron.  Still active January 2009.

 

last date: 7 January 1992 - Struck off, returned to US

147006

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6006/G-006

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 May 1975 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22063 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  With No. 450 Squadron at CFB Uplands, Ontario.  To CFB Namao detachment (later 447 Squadron) in 1975.  Deployed to NWT in January 1978  in support of Operation Morning Light, recovery of radioactive portions of a Russian satellite that landed in Canada.  Converted by Boeing to CH-47D from 1994, new US serial 93-0664, conversion number M.3664, new company number B729.  Delivered to R. Netherlands Air Force on 29 December 1995, their serial number NL004, later D-664.  Named "Sling King".  Operated by 298 Squadron, in Afghanistan by 2006.  Still active January 2009.

 

last date: 19 December 1991 - Struck off, returned to US

147007

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6007/G-007

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 June 1975 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22064 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  To CFB Namao detachment (later 447 Squadron) in 1975.  Deployed to NWT in January 1978 in support of Operation Morning Light, recovery of radioactive portions of a Russian satellite.  With No. 450 Squadron at CFB Ottawa, Ontario in 1986 when it lifted wreckage of Canso CF-HFL out of the bush in Labrador, for the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum.  See http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/Canadian/canada.html for more information.  Also used by No. 447 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta.  Converted by Boeing to CH-47D from 1995, new US serial 93-0665, conversion number M.3665, new company number B731.  Delivered to R. Netherlands Air Force on 28 December 1995, their serial number NL005, later D-665.  Named "Bigfoot".  Operated by 298 Squadron.  With 1 (NL) Air Task Force in Afghanistan summer of 2007.  Still active November 2008.

 

last date: 7 January 1992 - Struck off, returned to US

147008

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6008/G-008

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 October 1976 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22065 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  With No. 447 Squadron at CFB Namao, Alberta.  Deployed to NWT in January 1978 in support of Operation Morning Light, recovery of radioactive portions of a Russian satellite.  Took part in Exercise Rapier Thrust III, along Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John, BC in January 1979.  Converted by Boeing to CH-47D from 1995, new US serial 93-0666, conversion number M.3666, new company number B732.  Delivered to R. Netherlands Air Force on 30 January 1996, their serial number NL006, later D-666.  Named "the beast", probably based on US serial number.  Operated by 298 Squadron, in Afghanistan by 2006.  Still in service November 2008.

 

last date: 11 February 1992 - Struck off, returned to US

147009

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-147

 

Chinook

 

 

6009/G-009

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 March 1978 - Taken on strength

 

US serial 74-22066 assigned, never marked while with Canadian Forces.  With No. 450 Squadron at CFB Uplands, Ontario.  Later with No. 447 (HT) Squadron at CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  Took part in Exercise Rapier Thrust III, along Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John, BC in January 1979.  To CFB Gagetown, NB in June 1981 for Exercise RV 81 with this Squadron.  Converted by Boeing to CH-47D from 1995, new US serial 93-0667, conversion number M.3667, new company number B796.  Delivered to R. Netherlands Air Force on 2 March 1996, their serial number NL007, later D-667.  Named "Rodney".  Operated by 298 Squadron.  Still active November 2008.

 

last date: 11 February 1992 - Struck off, returned to US

147201

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147D

Chinook

 

first date: 28 December 2008 - Accepted at Kandahar

 

Originally built as CH-47C, US Army serial number 68-16017, company number B.609.  Converted to CH-47D, new serial number 89-00130, conversion number M.3284.  Over 39 years old when supplied to Canadian Forces.  Purchased second hand from US Army for use by Canadian Forces Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan.  In storage at Davis-Monthan AFB in US, arrived on 22 September 2011.

147202

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147D

Chinook

 

Originally built as CH-47C, US Army serial number 67-18550, company number B.520.  Converted to CH-47D, new serial number 84-24181, conversion number M.3085.  Over 40 years old when supplied to Canadian Forces.  Purchased second hand from US Army for use by Canadian Forces Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Operational, in Canadian markings, by 8 January 2009.  Destroyed by enemy action on 4 August 2010.  Burned out after forced landing caused by small arms fire, no casualties.

147203

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147D

Chinook

 

Originally built as CH-47C, US Army serial number 67-18477, company number B.447.  Converted to CH-47D, new serial number 87-00081, conversion number M.3200.  (Also reported as ex 62-2133/87-0086/M.3205?)  Over 41 years old when supplied to Canadian Forces.  Purchased second hand from US Army for use by Canadian Forces Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Operational, in Canadian markings, by January 2009.  In storage at Davis-Monthan AFB in US, arrived on 22 September 2011.

147204

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147D

Chinook

 

Originally built as CH-47A, US Army serial number 64-13140, company number B.112, accepted on 16 July 1965.  Accumulated 3,598.0 hours flying time as a CH-47A, including a tour in Viet Nam with B Company, 228th Aviation Support Helicopter Battalion.  Operated with Thai Air Force before returning to the US for the CH-47D program.  Converted to CH-47D from 21 October 1983, new serial number 84-24154, conversion number M.3058.  By 22 June 1998 had 5,540.2 hours logged time.  Over 43 years old when supplied to Canadian Forces.  Purchased second hand from US Army for use by Canadian Forces Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Operational, in Canadian markings, by 8 January 2009.  Carried name "Black Jack" on forward fuselage.  Slight damage on shut down at Kandahar on 18 January 2009.  Droop stop fell off on start, rotor blade contacted fuselage on shut down.  Stop had been found on ramp, alerting crew and permitting relatively safe shut down.  In storage at Davis-Monthan AFB in US, arrived on 28 September 2011.

147205

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147D

Chinook

 

Built as a CH-47A for the US Army, their serial 66-00103, company number B.235, accepted on 15 September 1966.  Logged 2,938.1 hours as a CH-47A.  Converted to a CH-47D from 26 March 1986, new serial 86-01650, modification number M.3155.  Over 42 years old when supplied to the Canadian Forces.  Purchased second hand from US Army for use by Canadian Forces Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Operational, in Canadian markings, by January 2009.  Carried art work and name "2 for Hooking" on forward fuselage.  Severley damaged in night landing accident on 16 May 2011.  Rolled over during operational landing in Panjwaii district, probably a write off.  Airlifted from accident site by a USMC CH-53E.

147206

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147D

Chinook

 

Built as a CH-47A for the US Army, their serial 65-08015, company number B.187, accepted on 10 May 1966.  Logged 3,341.3 hours as a CH-47A.  Converted to a CH-47D from 2 April 1986, new serial 86-01651, conversion number M.3156.  Over 42 years old when supplied to the Canadian Forces.  Purchased second hand from US Army for use by Canadian Forces Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing at Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Operational, in Canadian markings, by January 2009.  In storage at Davis-Monthan AFB, arrived on 28 September 2011.

147207

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147D

Chinook

 

Leased from US Army in Afghanistan in 2010, as a replacement for 147202.

147301

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2051

 

 

 

 

First new built CH-147F.  US civil registration N256CN reserved on 13 December 2011 for manufacturer's flight tests.  First flight on 24 June 2012, at Boeing-Vertol facility in Pennsylvania.

147302

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2052

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N257CN reserved on 13 December 2011 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147303

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2053

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N258CN reserved on 16 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.   Delivered to Ottawa by a Boeing flight crew on 25 June 2013.  Handed over to Canadian Forces in ceremony at  Ottawa on  27 June 2013.  Intended for No. 450 Squadron at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.  Remaining aircraft to be delivered  at approximately one month intervals.

147304

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2054

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N259CN reserved on 13 December 2011 for manufacturer's flight tests.  Undergoing manufacturer's tests at Beoing plant in Pennsylvania in June 2013.

147305

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2055

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N260CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147306

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2056

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N261CN reserved on 13 December 2011 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147307

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2057

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N262CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147308

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2058

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N263CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.  In final assembly at Boeing plant in Pennsylvania in June 2013, scheduled for delivery in December 2013.

147309

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2059

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N265CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.  In final assembly at Boeing plant in Pennsylvania in June 2013.

147310

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2060

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N265CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147311

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2061

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N266CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147312

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2062

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N267CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147313

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2063

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N268CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147314

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2064

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N269CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.

147315

Boeing

 

CH-147

CH-147F

Chinook

 

 

M2065

 

 

 

 

US civil registration N270CN reserved on 9 May 2012 for manufacturer's flight tests.


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