Boeing CH-47D Chinook 1/48 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the prebuilt Boeing CH-47D Chinook mahogany model. This 1/48 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 15.2 inches and a length of 12.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.The CH-47D Chinook is a heavy-lift helicopter ideal for battlefield transportation manufactured by Boeing Helicopters. The CH-47D Chinook carries out transportation of troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield. Other roles include medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search and rescue, disaster relief, fire-fighting and heavy construction. The CH-47D is equipped with a two 3-bladed contra-rotating rotors and no tail rotor. The rotor blades are fabricated from composite materials and are resistant to AAA (anti-aircraft artillery) fire up to 23mm. The basic crew compliment for the CH-47D is three; pilot, co-pilot, and crew chief.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit the Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the CH-47:
Over 1,000 Chinooks are operational worldwide. Boeing has delivered more than 480 CH-47D Chinooks to the US Army and National Guard. Boeing has also exported the helicopter to military and commercial operators in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, Spain, the UK and three Far East countries. Like most US Army helicopters, the Chinook has advanced avionics and electronics, including the Global Positioning System.
The CH-47D saw wide use in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. The Chinook was used in air assault missions, inserting troops into fire bases and later bringing food, water, and ammunition. It is typically escorted by attack helicopters such as the Apache for protection. The CH-47D was particularly useful in the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan where high altitudes and temperatures limited the use of the Black Hawk. The CH-47D is currently in service as the Army's primary heavy lift and transportation helicopter.