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The Chook certainly is. But the US Army has got a bee in its bonnet about FVL and its heavy variant which nothing has been done about yet. So some chair warmer with a brass hat has decided not to buy anymore Chooks except for SOF and thinks that somehow the Chook replacement will just magically appear when the current Chooks fall over from old age and over use. My 7 year old grandson has a higher probability of collecting his old age pension before the US Army finally get their Chook replacement.With no future heavy lift alternative to the Chinook, this article makes a good case for a block 2 Chinook. Let’s face it, Chinook is the vertical version of a Hercules.
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