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34205 Corgi   CH-47C Chinook - 12 Sqn Australian AF (1,700 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA34205: Boeing CH-47C Chinook in the superb livery of 12 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force. Limited edition of only 1,700 pieces, now hard to find.

Chinooks have supported the U.S.Army based in Germany since 1969, the type gaining the nick-name 'Big Windy' due to the wind stirred up huge rotors. The CH-47C is outwardly similar to the earlier CH-47A and 'B models, but is powered by two 3750 shp T55-L-11C engines and is capable of lifting a load very nearly equal to the -A model's gross weight. The Army acquired a total of 270 Boeing-built CH-47Cs, plus in 1985,a further eleven built byAgusta in Italy, which were originally built for Iran. The Chinook remains in service today with the U.S.Army in large numbers, as well as with the air arms of many overseas countries, including Australia, whose Air Force took delivery of twelve in 1975 for operation by No.12 Squadron based at Amberley, Queensland, in support of the Army. A15-007 is one of these and is depicted in the RAAF's current camouflage scheme.

Designed as a turbine-powered replacement for the CH-37 Mojave, the CH-47 was first flown on September 21st, 1961. This iconic helicopter has had a long service history, seeing action in many different wars, from Vietnam to Afghanistan. The Chinook is the U.S. Army's heaviest-lifting helicopter, primarily serving as a troop transporter, with secondary roles including artillery emplacement and battlefield resupply. It has a crew of three and can move 55 combat-ready troops. Its wide-loading ramp can be opened in-flight for paratroopers, and three cargo hooks can extend through a floor hatch, which allows the Chinook to be used as a flying crane.
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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