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(Photos) US Soldiers Spotted Loading A 15 Tonne Helicopter Inside A C-17 Transport Plane.

The US military has already completely evacuated from Afghanistan as per the August 31st Deadline. Over 18,000 Afghan and US citizens have been evacuated from the country by the US military alone.

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. (Source: courtesy.)

One of the planes that was extensively used for the evacuations is the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Today, Abraxas Spa posted photos showing US soldiers loading a 15 tonne Boeing CH-47 Chinook inside a C-17 plane at Hamaid Karzai International Airport on 28 August.

The photos showed that the tandem rotors on the Chinook helicopter had been removed so that it may fit inside the C-17. The Boeing CH-47 is a twin-engined, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter.

The CH-47 is anong the heaviest lifting of Western helicopters. Its name, Chinook, is from the Native American Chinook people, of Washington state. The Chinook has a top speed of 305 km/h and costs thirty-five million US Dollars. It seems this particular helicopter is very important that it was not left behind.

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