Designed to replace the CH-37 Mojave, the CH-47 Chinook first flew on September 21, 1961 and had a long service history, from Vietnam to Afghanistan. The U.S. Army's heaviest lifting helicopter — primarily serving as a troop transporter, artillery emplacement and battlefield supplier — that can handle three crew members and 55 troops. Its wide-loading ramp opens in-flight for paratroopers, while cargo hooks can extend through a floor hatch to be used as a flying crane.< /br>
Complete with a die cast metal construction, this 1/72 scale replica of a CH-47J Chinook, as it appeared with the 3rd Battalion, 25th AR, 25th CAV, 25th Infantry Division at AF in 2013, features pilot and crew figures, detachable ordnance loads, realistic panel lines and surface details, optional-position landing gear, and a mid-flight presentation stand. 16½" long.