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Forces of Valor 821003A
Boeing Chinook HC.Mk 1 Diecast Model
RAF No.7 Sqn, ZA711, Beirut, Lebanon, 1984

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing Chinook HC.Mk 1   16.5"   10"

Ravaged by Civil War, Lebanon required the presence of a UN peace keeping force which in 1983 comprised elements of the US, British, French and Italian armed services. To support the British forces, known as BRITFORLEB (British Forces Lebanon), Chinook helicopters, including ZA711/ET of 7 Sqn, RAF Odiham, were fitted with extra long-range fuel tanks and additional self-defence equipment before flying out to the Beirut in September 1983. As well as providing logistical support for the British troops, the Chinooks were heavily involved in the evacuation of British civilians and service personnel from Beirut up to the completion of the mission in March 1984. RAF Chinooks operating over Lebanon were distinctive by the large union jacks displayed on the tail and underside as featured on this model.

Boeing Chinook HC.Mk 1

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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Forces of Valor

The Waltersons "Forces of Valor" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aicraft.

Waltersons "Forces of Valor" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Fixed display stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed pilots and crew members.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.

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