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Bravo Two Zero 
Andy McNab
Hornets over Kuwait 
Jay A. Stout
It Doesn't Take a Hero 
H. Norman, General Schwarzkopf
Storm over Iraq :
Air Power and the Gulf War

Richard P. Hallion
Into the Storm : A Study in Command 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks
Crusade : The Untold
Story of the Persian
Gulf War
Rick Atkinson
Strike Eagle : Flying the
F-15E in the Gulf War
William Smallwood
The Generals' War : The
Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf 
Michael R. Gordon,
Bernard E., General Trainor

Every Man a Tiger 
Tom Clancy,
Frederick M. Franks

CH-47 Chinook 

Max Gross Weight:       50,00 lbs
Cruise Speed:   165 mph
Endurance:      2.2 hours
Maximum Range:  300nautical miles
Crew:   2 pilots, 1 crew chief
Payload:        15,873 pounds (33 combat troops)

*The Chinook was designed in the 1950's and used extensively in Vietnam. The twin-engine, tandem rotor cargo helicopter is used not only to carry troops, but large equipment from howitzers to bulldozers. A new modernization is underway to extend the service life of this helicopter into the next century.

Iraqi Counterpart--
see CH-53 listing.

Actions in Desert Storm--
The Chinook provided much of the lift utilized in the 300helicopter attack by the 101st Airborne. This raid, the largest heliborne operation ever undertaken, was successful in establishing a resupply base deep inside Iraq which allowed allied forces to continue their remarkable success without running out of fuel. Chinooks were also used to transport a number of enemy prisoners from front-line units that captured them to the rear where they were put in POW camps.  

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