Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Boeing/Vertol CH-46A/E Sea Knight
Type: Cargo Helicopter
Manufacturer: Boeing Vertol Corporation
Status: Active, but being replaced by the MV-22 Osprey (Tilt Rotor)
Numbers Built: 600+
Capacity: 25 troops
Length: 45 ft. 8 in. fuselage
Fuselage Width: 7 ft. 3 in.
Max Speed: 165 mph
Combat Radius: 184 miles
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 35° 13.23′ N, 80° 55.818′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker can be reached from 1st Flight Drive west of Minuteman Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker and helicopter are located on the grounds of the Carolina Aviation Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4672 1st Flight Drive, Charlotte NC 28208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. PFC Raymond “Mike” Clausen Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Charlotte Speedway (approx. 1.4 miles away); Graham Family Homeplace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mike McCormack (approx. 4.5 miles away); Good Samaritan Hospital (approx. 4.5 miles away); J. P. Caldwell (approx. 4.6 miles away); Romare Bearden (approx. 4.6 miles away); N. C. League of Municipalities (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlotte.
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Also see . . . The Carolinas Aviation Museum. (Submitted on October 23, 2013.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Vietnam •
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