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 assigned to the newly formed 53rd Aviation Detachment. By February 1968, only one of the original four gunships was still flying. "Easy Money", 64-13149, was the only ACH-47A to survive the Vietnam War. The Army would not allow a single ACH-47A to operate alone and logistic transport helicopters were badly needed in the field. As a result, the experimental program was cancelled. The photo has the usual light wear from age and use and as you can see from the photo is very presentable. Nice Detail!!!! If you collect vintage aviation / Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter items is a great item you will not find everyday..... so bid now and don't let it slip away!!!! Please see photos for condition and quality. I bought this recently at an estate sale of a deceased Aerospace engineer. If it had anything to do with airplanes he was very interested in it and so he kept many interesting items which I am now going through box by box........so please check my auctions in the next month or so for more rare / interesting Aviation items such as Airplane manuals, model aiplane kits, prints, etc!!!!!! Please check my other auctions and MY STORE listings for more great Aviation items ....and of course I will gladly combine shipping w possible to save you money. Check out My Other Items For Sale Will make an excellent addition to your collection!!!! Buyer to pay for USPS shipping (Please use the calculator at the bottom of the page for the rate based on your zip code). International rates differ (Also please use the calculator at the bottom of the page for your rate based on the country). If you pay by Paypal I will only ship to your Paypal stated address (no exceptions). I reserve the right not to sell to bidders with excessive ( 98% or less ) or recent ( last 60 days ) negative feedback (CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING if you fit in this catagory) . Failure to do the above will result in your cancelled bid and future bids blocked. THANKS. Payment can be made through PayPal, Money orders or checks (checks subject to a ten business day hold). Payment to be received SEVEN days from the close of auction.
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