Pegasus Sling Loads

 

 

         
Chinooks slinging HUMMVs.

 

             CH-47D Chinooks often sling ground vehicles, such as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) (M-998 variant) shown in the undated photograph taken at an unknown location above.

 

 

         
A CH-47D, belonging to 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, part of the Army National Guard located in the State of Illinois, deployed to Iceland and helped move this house onto its new foundation.

 

             A CH-47D, belonging to 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, part of the Army National Guard located in the State of Illinois, deployed to Iceland and helped move this house onto its new foundation.

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A California Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter wrenches a 660-gallon water bucket out of an aqueduct.

 

             Kernville, California, USA, 8 August 2000 An Army National Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter wrenches a 660-gallon water bucket out of an aqueduct to deposit water on fires still smoldering in the Sequoia National Forest. More than 2,300 service members from the Army, Marines, Air and Army National Guard and Air Force Reserve are conducting firefighting and support operations for the Western wildfires in response to requests from the National Interagency Firefighting Center in Boise, Idaho, and as directed by the governors of several states. The Chinook and its crew are attached to Company G, 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation based in Stockton, California.

 

 

         
90-00224, a CH-47D Chinook assigned to the Washington Army Reserve, transports a bridge section in British Columbia.

 

             British Columbia, 23 August 2002: During Exercise Kootenay Castle, elements from the Canadian and American forces emplaced two new anchors made by Kootenay Mobile Services at the Indian Eddy Dock in British Columbia. Working with the 44th Field Engineer Squadron, two U.S. Army Reserve CH-47D Chinook helicopters from Company A - "Hook-ers", 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, located at Fort Lewis in the State of Washington, transported a 30-foot, 4,000-kilogram steel pylon to the wharf Friday from Kootenay Mobile's Trail headquarters. The pylon, one of two moved to the site, was unhooked and stood tall amidst a swirl of water, dust and small rocks agitated by the large helicopter's rotors.

 

 

         
Royal Marines from 40 Commando training with Chinooks from 18 Squadron during loading drills aboard HMS Ocean.

 

             During Operation TELIC - military contingency preparations related to Iraq, Royal Marines from 40 Commando training with Chinooks from 18 Squadron during loading drills aboard HMS Ocean on 27 February 2003.

 

 

         
A Chinook lifts one of the Royal Marines' BV206 vehicles.

 

             During Operation TELIC, a Chinook lifts one of the Royal Marines' BV206 vehicles in an en-route exercise at the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.

 

 

         
Two Spanish Chinooks transport Howitzers while on exercise with the Portuguese Army in November 2003.

 

             Two Spanish Chinooks transport Howitzers while on exercise with the Portuguese Army in November 2003.

 

 

         
64-13137 recovering a downed UH-1 Huey in Vietnam, date unknown.

 

          64-13137 recovering a downed UH-1 Huey in Vietnam, date unknown.

 

 

         
A CH-47D Chinook helicopter, tail number unknown, sling loads supplies via a cargo net to a Combined Medical Assistance camp site in Marouf Valley, Afghanistan. Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division and members of other Army civil affairs and psychological operations units set up the camp to provide the villagers with medical care and distribute food supplies.

 

             21 October 2003: A CH-47D Chinook helicopter, tail number unknown, sling loads supplies via a cargo net to a Combined Medical Assistance camp site in Marouf Valley, Afghanistan. Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division and members of other Army civil affairs and psychological operations units set up the camp to provide the villagers with medical care and distribute food supplies. Click-N-Go Here to view a larger version.

 

 

         
A U.S. Army soldier reaches up to touch a hovering CH-47D Chinook helicopter with a grounding rod as he and his fellow soldiers prepare to sling load a container from Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

 

             13 March 2001: A U.S. Army soldier reaches up to touch a hovering CH-47D Chinook helicopter with a grounding rod as he and his fellow soldiers prepare to sling load a container from Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The grounding rod is used to dissipate the build up of static electricity on the helicopter so the soldiers who attach the loading slings won't be shocked. Hovering helicopters, such as the Chinook, can generate thousands of volts of static electricity - which can deliver a painful jolt if not grounded properly. The soldiers are from A Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Task Force 47, and the Chinook (tail number unknown) is attached to the 501st Aviation Battalion. The container will be used to build a security outpost on a hilltop to support KFOR. KFOR is the NATO-led, international military force in Kosovo on the peacekeeping mission known as Operation Joint Guardian.

 

 

         
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