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CH-47A Chinook

Trumpeter, 1/72 scale


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Catalogue Number and Description: Trumpeter Kit Number 01621 - CH-47A Chinook
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 114 parts in light grey and clear plastic; markings for two aircraft
Price: Around AUD$27.00, distributed in Australia by J.B. Wholesalers
Available through specialist hobby shops worldwide
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality mouldings; good level of detail; very nice surface texture; fairly simple parts breakdown makes this suitable for even inexperienced modellers
Disadvantages: Odd dimensions and colours of national marking decals
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.


Reviewed by Andrew Judson

Trumpeter's 1/72 scale CH-47A Chinook is available online from Squadron



A brand new 1/72 scale CH-47A Chinook is the latest helicopter kit from Trumpeter, and it is very nice indeed.

This is the Vietnam War version but, with some minor modification, it could be built as Australian or other export versions too.

Inside the box are a total of 114 parts comprising three sprues of parts in light grey plastic, two in clear for all the windows, and the two halves of the main body.


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Also included is a nice sheet of color profiles and a set of clearly drawn instructions.

This kit is manufactured to a high standard. The exterior surface texture is very good, with subtly recessed panel lines and raised features where appropriate.

The interior also features good detail incuding cockpit parts, bulkheads and the main cabin floor for those who want to have that back ramp down. l like how the rotors have been molded with the droop in them, without going over the top.

The transparencies are clear and thin, with flat and deeply bulged windows supplied.



Markings are supplied for two Chinooks. Decals are thin and in perfect register, but the colours and dimensions of the national markings look odd. I would advise using some substitutes from the spares box.



The parts breakdown is quite simple which whould result in a fairly easy build for even fairly inexperienced modellers.

I am sure that once fully constucted and painted, Trumpeter's 1/72 scale CH-47A Chinook will be a very nice model of this important military work horse.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to J.B. Wholesalers for the sample

Text Copyright 2008 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright © 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 6 July, 2008
Last updated 6 July, 2008

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