- Helicopters of the World Collection
- Realistic Collectible Model
- Plastic parts, minor assembly required
- Display Stand Included
- Measures 16.5” L. x 10” Rotor Diameter
- Blister pack packaging.
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. Not a toy.
The Boeing Chinook is a large, tandem rotor helicopter operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). A series of variants based on the United States Army's Boeing CH-47 Chinook, the RAF Chinook fleet is the largest outside the United States. RAF Chinooks have seen extensive service in the Falklands War, the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
The Chinook aircraft, normally based at RAF Odiham, provides heavy-lift support and transport across all branches of the British armed forces. The RAF has a total of 60 Chinooks in active inventory as of 2015. In 2018, the UK issued a request to the United States to purchase 16 additional aircraft. The Chinook is expected to remain in RAF service until the 2040s.
This Amercom model represents a Boeing Chinook HC Mk 1 from RAF No 7 Squadron during the First Gulf War in 1991. The Chinook became a vital transit tool during the 1991 Gulf War in Iraq. They were used for moving troops into the region at the start of the conflict; a Chinook was used on 22 January 1991 to transport a Special Air Service (SAS) patrol on the infamous Bravo Two Zero mission. In the aftermath of the conflict as many as nine British Chinooks delivered food and supplies to thousands of Kurdish refugees from Iraq.
This is a great historical addition to your helicopter collection.