Abilities: drops med and cash crates, or can pick up and reposition most towers.
~ Official Bloons TD 5 Mobile description.

Support Chinook is the final upgrade on the second path for the Heli Pilot. It gives the Heli Pilot abilities to pick up and move towers or drop medical and cash crates. This is the only way to obtain additional lives in Deflation Mode without buying Healthy Bananas.

Every Heli Pilot Chinook Ability starts with cash, then the second one with lives and the process repeats.
BMC Support Chinook

BMC artwork

Every cash crate will drop a random value between $1500 and $2500.

Every med crate will drop a random value between 50 and 75 lives.


  • If a player moves a sun god before it becomes a temple you technically can move a temple but you are moving a sun god on top of a temple.
    • However, this has been fixed in the 2.17 update, unallowing towers to upgrade before picked up by the Heli Pilot, as seen here.
  • When you pick up a tower you can place another tower where the other was being placed.
  • The med crate is bugged in that it doesn't show the amount of lives given to the player in BTD5. It does in BTD Battles however.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)Edit


Nerf Tower-moving ability cooldown timer of Support Chinook now starts upon tower selection, rather than as soon as the screen opens.


Buff Support Chinook price decreased ($15000 → $7500).

Buff Support Chinook's Downdraft effect attack speed increased by 100%.


  • Support Chinook is the only upgrade that gives the tower two Special Abilities.
  • The Support Chinook is based on the real Boeing-Vertol CH-47.
  • If trying to pick up a Monkey Village, Banana Farm, or Temple of The Monkey God, it cannot pick it up but doesn't use the pick up ability and still can pick up other towers.
  • One of the abilities this upgrade unlocks gives lives in Deflation Mode, which is probably unintentional.
    • If the Heli-Pilots are flying at the very end of the track and 1/1 Ice Towers are spammed on the rest of the track, the bloons will take a very long time to reach the end, and the cash/live crate dropping ability can be abused to gain lots of lives, more notably in Deflation Mode.
  • In Bloons TD Battles Mobile and Bloons Monkey City Mobile, if you lose lives but regain them to get it to the amount of lives you started with, you will still not receive your NLL bonus (Medallion Icon7 or BloonstoneIcon2).

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