The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a large, tandem-rotor cargo helicopter. The Chinook and its variants have been in military and civilian service for 60 years. The type’s huge cargo and lifting capacity, speed, and rugged reliability have made it not only indispensable, but also widely recognized and appreciated by civilian and military operators all over the world. This book explains how the Vertol V-107 developed into the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, and provides an overview of the helicopter’s operational history from Vietnam to the present. Many variants are covered, with individual chapters dedicated to the D, F, and MH-47 models. The text is accompanied by more than 270 black-and-white and colour images. Part of the Legends of Aviation Warfare series.