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V22 Osprey Vs CH47 Chinook: How Do They Compare?

The V-22 Osprey uses two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines, with the special operations version, the CV-22, capable of reaching speeds up to 322 miles per hour. The latest version of the CH-47 uses dual Honeywell T55 engines and is capable of a maximum speed of 200 miles per hour, making the Osprey a faster aircraft overall.

That said, in the category of hauling capacity, the latest CH-47F Chinook is capable of hauling 16,000 pounds, excluding the sling capacity, while the Osprey is only capable of 10,000 pounds, making the Chinook a superior aircraft for hauling things like heavy artillery guns and supplies.

While both aircraft are used more for troop and supply transport and support efforts than a direct attack, both aircraft have variations that come with armaments capable of clearing out enemy infantry and vehicles.

The MV-22 has two weapons, including a belly-mounted GAU-17/A 7.62-millimeter six-barrel Gatling gun and an M240 7.62-millimeter machine gun on the Osprey’s ramp. The CH-47D Chinook, on the other hand, comes with three M240 7.62-millimeter machine guns, making the firepower of both aircraft somewhat comparable.

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