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Royal Australian Army Boeing-Vertol CH-47F Chinook Heavy Lift Helicopter - 5th Aviation Regiment, 15th Aviation Brigade

Forces of Valor Royal Australian Army Boeing-Vertol CH-47F Chinook Heavy Lift Helicopter - 5th Aviation Regiment, 15th Aviation Brigade




 
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Forces of Valor FOV821004F Royal Australian Army Boeing-Vertol CH-47F Chinook Heavy Lift Helicopter - 5th Aviation Regiment, 15th Aviation Brigade (1:72 Scale) "The Chinook is an awesome aviation airframe. It is able to lift single heavy-duty pieces of equipment and light vehicles and is one of the most reliable airframes in service in the entire United States Military. It can lift up to 50,000 pounds and nearly 26,000 can be slung below the helicopter from the center hook. It has redundancy built in that many people do not even realize, which makes it a very safe airframe. Each of the huge rotor blades on the Chinook CH-47 weighs 350 pounds, and the engines work together to turn the rotors. Each of the engines work about 50 percent capacity, if one engine fails the other simply goes into high gear, and functions at 100 percent allowing the helicopter to fly just as well as it does with two engines."
- Military.com

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 MH-47G Special Operations Aviation (SOA) version is currently being delivered to the U.S. Army. It is similar to the MH-47E, but features more sophisticated avionics including a digital Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS). The CAAS is a common glass cockpit used by different helicopters such as MH-60K/Ls, CH-53E/Ks, and ARH-70As. The MH-47G also incorporates all of the new sections of the CH-47F.

The new modernization program improves MH-47D and MH-47E Special Operations Chinooks to the MH-47G design specs. A total of 25 MH-47E and 11 MH-47D aircraft were upgraded by the end of 2003. In 2002 the army announced plans to expand the Special Operations Aviation Regiment via an additional 12 MH-47G helicopters. The final MH-47G Chinook was delivered to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command on February 10th, 2011. Modernization of MH-47D/E Chinooks to MH-47G standard is due for completion in 2015.

The British MOD confirmed that while the US does not currently export the model, the two countries are currently in discussion regarding the MH-47G.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a Royal Australian Army Boeing-Vertol CH-47F Chinook helicopter that was attached to the 5th Aviation Regiment, 15th Aviation Brigade. Pre-order! Ship Date: 2020.

Dimensions:
Length: 16-1/2-inches
Rotorspan: 10-inches

Release Date: ?

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Spinning rotor blades
  • Rear ramp lowers
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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