TRUMPETER 1/72 CH-47D Chinook Heli - Plastic Model Kit. The CH-47 Chinook, the workhorse of the US Army, is manufactured by the Boeing Vertol company. The Chinook has served as the prime mover for the US Army and other military forces for decades. Its principal missions include transport of troops, artillery, ammunitions, fuel, water, barrier materials, supplies and equipment on the battlefield. Other missions include medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, fire fighting, parachute drops, heavy construction, disaster relief, and search and rescue. The effectiveness of the Chinook has been continually upgraded by successive product improvements, from the CH-47A to CH-47D. Continuous product improvements have more than doubled the Chinook's lift capacity since its inception. Engine: 2 Lycoming T-55-L-714 turboshaft, 3,750 shp each Rotor Diameter: 60 ft Fuselage Length: 51 ft Overall Length: 99 ft Height: 18 ft 7 in Empty Weight: 22,452 lb Max Takeoff Weight: 50,000 lb Max Speed: 185 mph Ceiling: 17,000 ft Range: 1,250 miles Item No 01622 Item Name CH-47D "CHINOOK" Bar Code 9580208016221 Scale 1:72 Item Type Static Kit Model Brief Rotor diameter: 248.3mm Length : 409.5mm Total Parts 118pcs Metal Parts n/a Photo Etched Parts n/a Film Parts n/a Resin Parts n/a Total Sprue 4 sprues plus left and right fuselages and clear window Paint Schemes 1” One Decal Sheet with Markings for 2 US Army Versions: 1: 101st Airborne Corps, United States Army during Gulf War in 1991 2" Released Date 2008-07 More Features Summary: An exquisite representation of the real thing, built from top-quality injection molded polystyrene parts with a high level of detail and accuracy.