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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA34205: Boeing CH-47C Chinook of 12 Sqn RAAF. Limited Edition of 1700 Pieces
Length 16.5 inches Rotorspan 10 inches
Chinooks have supported the U.S.Army based in Germany since 1969, the type gaining the nick-name ‘Big Windy’ due to the wind stirred up huge rotors. The CH-47C is outwardly similar to the earlier CH-47A and ‘B models, but is powered by two 3750 shp T55-L-11C engines and is capable of lifting a load very nearly equal to the -A model’s gross weight. The Army acquired a total of 270 Boeing-built CH-47Cs, plus in 1985,a further eleven built byAgusta in Italy, which were originally built for Iran. The Chinook remains in service today with the U.S.Army in large numbers, as well as with the air arms of many overseas countries, including Australia, whose Air Force took delivery of twelve in 1975 for operation by 12 Squadron based at Amberley, Queensland, in support of the Army. A15-007 is one of these and is depicted in the RAAF’s current camouflage scheme.
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.