- Diecast and plastic parts.
- Rotors can rotate, ramp lowers.
- Pre painted.
- Display stand included.
- Minor assembly required.
- Dimensions: L 16.5” x Rotor Diameter 10”
- Display model, not a toy. Recommended for 14 years and above
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol (later known as Boeing Rotorcraft Systems). The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. Its name, Chinook, is from the Native American Chinook people of modern-day Washington state.
The relationship between Boeing and Japan aerospace industries had began as early as 1956 when Mitsubishi Heavy Industries began to license built the F-86 Sabre Jet Fighter. In 1959, Vetrol and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, known as KHI signed the agreement allowing KHI to license built the V-107, which had became one of the most influential helicopter models that served in both self-defense air and ground forces. About half a year after the license agreement between Vetrol and KHI, Boeing acquired Vetrol and formed the Boeing Vetrol division. It was until 1984 KHI began to license production of the legendary Chinook helicopter, the airframes were manufactured by KHI in Gifu, Japan, instead of following the conventional U.S. military designation using a letter D behind the model name, the KHI version Chinook was named with a letter J, later known as the CH-47J.
This Forces Of Valor CH-47F model represents a Chinook #JG-2917 of the 105th Aviation Squadron, 1st Transportation Helicopter Group, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF).
This display model is a great addition to your collection.