Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Boeing Vertol Chinook HC.3 – ZH904, RAF No. 18 Squadron, RAF Odiham, England, 2012
1:72 Scale. Length with rotors: 16.5". Rotorspan: 10"
Limited Edition of 1,100 Models Worldwide
The first RAF squadron to receive the mighty Chinook was No.18 Squadron in 1981. Almost six months after converting to the Chinook the squadron was sent to the Falkland Islands as part of a British task force. Since this date, Chinooks have been at the forefront of all significant British military operations and have shown themselves to be invaluable assets on the battlefield. Even though 2016 marks the 55th anniversary of its first flight, the Boeing Vertol Chinook remains as one of the world’s most important aircraft and destined to stay in service for years to come.Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Realistic panel lines
Stationary rotor blades
Numbered collector card
Box with Chinook artwork
The Chinook was first flown in September 1961, with the delivery of the first CH-47A to the U.S. Army in August, 1962. The Chinook was used extensively during the Vietnam War, where they became ‘flying trucks’, moving every type of cargo, including ordinance and heavy construction equipment. Roles included the transport of troops, medical evacuation, search and rescue and parachute drops. The Chinook remains in service today with the U.S. Army as well as with the military forces of other countries, including the Royal Air Force. The RAF operates the largest fleet of Chinook support helicopters after the U.S. Army.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Chinook HC.3 features:
Category: Military Helicopter Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14