Patent alert: Chinook augmented by vectored thrusters


How do you make a CH-47 Chinook cruise at 250-knots? Vectored thrusters! 

Piasecki Aircraft, the Chinook’s legacy inventor, has filed a patent application for this unusual Chinook configuration.


Two ducted fans, with differential pitch propellers and horizontal vanes, are attached to each side of the CH-47 fuselage. Thrust generated by the fans can be vectored horizontally (to boost speed) or vertically (to increase lift).



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4 Responses to Patent alert: Chinook augmented by vectored thrusters

  1. peter bonner 23 January, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    A Chinook with 2 hairdriers, bet thats going to kick-up alot of dust on take off!

  2. EG 23 January, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    Hey Peter,
    Your comment got me wondering about gas recirculation problems also.

  3. Matthew G. Saroff 23 January, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    That is just trippy.

  4. Ahmed Wence 24 July, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    Technology is getting more amazing as time passes. I cant wait to see whats being created 10 years down the road. Electronics have been devolping at such a rapid rate. Noone can expect whats coming next.

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