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Old 03-01-2019, 07:17 PM   #1
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FoV have announced a new Chook tooling.

Here is Aitkens poster:

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Some have already been released, the JASDF release and US Army release. The South Korean release is available from Asian retailers already.

An Australian release and a US MH47G is also coming.

Currently, they are going for $33USD with some Asian retailers:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odk...k&_sacat=19029

As you can see the Corgi one is going for $89USD.

These are a bargain, I have the JASDF Chook and its a fab release with wonderful detailing and the FoV are updated and fixed little niggles with each release.

They are also a bit different in selling releases from their toolings. So far they have announced 11 releases from the one tooling involving 9 countries. Its a very cosmopolitan effort and all collectors should be happy with what they are planning. I suspect their method also keeps their price down.

But at $33USD,...
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:55 PM   #2
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Has anyone else picked one of these up yet? How are they? I'm very tempted to pick up a A co 7th-101st, even though they were in Iraq in 2003, not Afghanistan.
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i just ordered one from tfm. we ll see...
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Has anyone else picked one of these up yet? How are they? I'm very tempted to pick up a A co 7th-101st, even though they were in Iraq in 2003, not Afghanistan.
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I’ve had one for a few months. I’m not an expert on the CH-47, but I really like the detail of this model. For the price, I thought it would look more like a toy.

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I recently got this model in my collection from the FlyingMule:

I really like it, the details are quite nice and very comparable to Corgi's Chinooks. Here's some photos:










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Looks pretty good, except for the TX-NG on a supposedly 101st aircraft. The FOV CH-47F is completely wrong, nothing more than a D model painted tan, and the F models are definitely not tan.
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Looks pretty good, except for the TX-NG on a supposedly 101st aircraft. The FOV CH-47F is completely wrong, nothing more than a D model painted tan, and the F models are definitely not tan.
The FoV model is correct.

You’re confusing a newly manufactured CH-47F with a remanufactured version.

The remanufactured CH-47Fs in the US Army lack the fat fuel tanks and radar nose. Externally differs very little from a D model.

They were also painted in a desert scheme.
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The FoV model is correct.

You’re confusing a newly manufactured CH-47F with a remanufactured version.

The remanufactured CH-47Fs in the US Army lack the fat fuel tanks and radar nose. Externally differs very little from a D model.

They were also painted in a desert scheme.
The CH-47F, either the remanufactured D models or new made are the same bird. Boeing quit remanufacturing them because it was discovered that it was cheaper to build them new. F models are actually painted an odd green/tan color that is not really a desert scheme. If you have ever seen tan carc used as touch up on a CH-47F you would see what I mean. The only CH-47s with the fat fuel tanks in service with the USA are the 160th SOAR MH-47Gs. The export "Super D" has them as well. Also, the only radar on a F model is the radar altimeter.
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Here's an example of tan Carc touch up paint off the web. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/159th_...ge_2_of_3).jpg
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The CH-47F, either the remanufactured D models or new made are the same bird. Boeing quit remanufacturing them because it was discovered that it was cheaper to build them new. F models are actually painted an odd green/tan color that is not really a desert scheme. If you have ever seen tan carc used as touch up on a CH-47F you would see what I mean. The only CH-47s with the fat fuel tanks in service with the USA are the 160th SOAR MH-47Gs. The export "Super D" has them as well. Also, the only radar on a F model is the radar altimeter.

U.S. Army F Models do not have radar, but the British, Canadian, Indian, and Japanese versions of the F and Super D all have radar in the extended nose. Photo below ain’t no radar altimeter!
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