Amercom ACHY14 RAF Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC.1 Heavy Lift Helicopter - 7 Squadron, Operation Desert Storm, 1991 (1:72 Scale)
"Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam."
- Marshal McLuhan
The CH-47 is a twin-engine, tandem rotor helicopter designed for transportation of cargo, troops, and weapons during day, night, visual, and instrument conditions. Development of the medium lift Boeing Vertol (models 114 and 414) CH-47 Series Chinook began in 1956. Since then the effectiveness of the Chinook has been continually upgraded by successive product improvements, the CH-47A, CH-47B, CH-47C, and CH-47D. The amount of load a cargo helicopter can carry depends on the model, the fuel on board, the distance to be flown, and atmospheric conditions.
The CH-47A, first delivered for use in Vietnam in 1962, primary mission was moving artillery, ammunition, personnel, and supplies on the battlefield. It also performs rescue, aeromedical, parachuting, aircraft recovery and special operations missions. In 1963, the aircraft was formally designated as the Armyâ€™s standard medium transport helicopter. 350 were produced. The B model introduced the Lycoming T55-L7C engine, a beefed up airframe and other improvements. The CH-47C Chinook model increased the maximum cargo capacity to 20,000 pounds.
Shown here is a 1:72 scale replica of a RAF Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC.1 heavy lift helicopter that was operated by No. 7 Squadron, during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Now in stock!
Rotor Span: 8.865-inches
Release Date: April 2014