Boeing CH-47A Chinook – Guns-a-go-go, “Easy Money”, 53rd Avaition Det , US Army, Vietnam 1966
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Corgi Aviation Archive1/72 scale US34206: Boeing CH-47A Chinook Guns-a-go-go, “Easy Money” of 53rd Avaition Det , US Army Vietnam, 1966. Limited Edition of 2,100 Pieces. Intended mainly for US only issue.
Length 16.5 inches Rotorspan 10 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box lid has a crush to the lower right corner. Model is new.
The 53rd Aviation Detachment was part of the famed 1st Cavalry Division and as a part of this elite helicopter assault division it made use of its helicopters in many ways. In one of its more unique roles during the Vietnam War this A/ACH-47A Chinook is fitted out with rocket pods, a grenade launcher and door guns.
Designed as a turbine-powered replacement for the CH-37 Mojave, the CH-47 was first flown on September 21st, 1961. This iconic helicopter has had a long service history, seeing action in many different wars, from Vietnam to Afghanistan. The Chinook is the U.S. Army’s heaviest-lifting helicopter, primarily serving as a troop transporter, with secondary roles including artillery emplacement and battlefield resupply. It has a crew of three and can move 55 combat-ready troops. Its wide-loading ramp can be opened in-flight for paratroopers, and three cargo hooks can extend through a floor hatch, which allows the Chinook to be used as a flying crane.