Upgraded CH-47C Chinook of Iran

Amazing to the see the pristine CH-47C Chinooks operating by the dozens. The RH-53Ds in azure naval displaced camouflage pattern of the IRIN (Islamic Republic of Iran Navy) were captured from the US in the failed "Eagle Claw" operation in April 1980 at Tabas.

Five of these USMC helicopters and many other items were incorporated in the Iranian navy. With the additional 250 gallon drop tanks and ECM mounted on the nose, it looks like Iranian aeronautaical engineers have done wonders in upgrading these machines. The engines on both the Chinooks and Rh-53D appear to be the new light weight alloy along with new HESA bullet resistant plexi-glass wind screens. The integrated communication helmets on the crews appear to be Iranian made ones too.
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