1965 BOEING CH-47 HELICOPTER GUNSHIP Factory PHOTO

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 14, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

1965 BOEING CH-47 HELICOPTER GUNSHIP Factory PHOTO

is a 1965 BOEING CH-47 HELICOPTER GUNSHIP Factory PHOTO in nice condition (SEE PHOTOS).

What a great find!!!!

This is a rare item indeed. It is a Boeing First Official Flight factory photo for the ACH-47A Chinook Armored Gunship.

This is from Boeing Public Relations. The sheet which was once glued to the back (now has come off) of the 8 x 10 photo states that this is the first flight of the U.S. Army's Armed CH-47A Helicopter at Boeing's Vertol Division.

The auction also includes a 2 page letter in regards to the CH-47A First Flight which is also from Boeing Public Relations.

Originally known as the Armed / Armored Chinook - A/ACH-47A, the designation was changed to the ACH-47A when the Army standardized its model designations, as per Army Regulation 70-50. The leading "A" (special mission symbol) became Attack, the "C" (mission symbol) stands for Cargo, the "H-47" (Basic mission and type symbol) stands for Helicopter -47, the "A" (series symbol) stands for the first model design. ACH-47A - Attack Cargo Helicopter -47 A model.

Four armed/armored ACH-47A Chinooks were specially built for the U.S. Army by Boeing Vertol in late 1965. Three of the four aircraft were originally fielded in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) for a six month temporary duty (TDY) test period assigne
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