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Boeing Chinook HC.1

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Airfix has sent images of box art, marking guide and other images of their latest all-new release:

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A06023 Boeing Chinook HC.1

 The NEW TOOLED 1:72 scale Boeing Chinook HC.1 is NOW AVAILABLE!

Ranked at skill level 2, the new tool 1:72 scale Boeing Chinook HC.1 features the scheme of the most famous Chinook to have entered service, Bravo November. The kit also includes a Gulf War scheme during operation ‘Granby’ in 1991. Featuring stunning surface detail, this kit also allows for a poseable door/ramp, detailed interior, and cabin seats. This newly designed kit equates to 171 parts and once complete, the kit displays at 250mm in rotor diameter and 356mm in length.

 

 

An aircraft which possibly underlines the capabilities of the modern helicopter more effectively than any other type, the mighty Boeing CH-47 Chinook has already been in military service for over sixty years and shows no sign of disappearing from world skies any time soon.

The distinctive tandem twin-rotor configuration of this heavy-lift helicopter cleverly counteracts the effects of engine torque by having each of its huge rotor blade stacks rotate in opposite directions, thus negating the need for the tail rotors traditionally associated with helicopters.

 

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The impressive Chinook made its first flight in 1961 and since then, it has become one of the most effective aircraft designs of the post-war era, capable of operating in almost any environment, no matter how inhospitable the terrain. Clearly, this has made the Chinook invaluable when performing many roles, ably tackling a multitude of military and civilian applications.
 
As the world's largest operator of the Chinook outside the US, the Royal Air Force ordered 33 of these heavy-lift behemoths in 1978, with No.18 Squadron taking the honour of becoming Britain's first operational Chinook unit in August 1981.

Key details Include:

  • Poseable rear door/ramp.

  • Detailed interior including all cabin seating.

  • Accurate representation of quilted surfaces in cockpit.

  • Winches and underside hook option.

  • Conical and EAPS intake filter option.

 

MARKINGS

Scheme A: Boeing Chinook HC.1, "Bravo November", No. 18 Squadron Royal Air Force, "Operation Corporate", Falkland Islands, South Atlantic, May - June 1982.

 

 

 Scheme B: Boeing Chinook HC.1, No. 7 Squadron, Operation 'Granby'/Desert Storm, Gulf region, May 1991.

 

 

We will have more details in the coming weeks.

Thanks to Airfix for the information and images.


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