A twin-engine, heavy-lift helicopter designed and produced by Boeing Vertol in the early 1960's before being taken over by Boeing Rotorcraft Systems, the CH-47 Chinook is primarily as a troop transport, artillery placement, and battlefield resupply helicopter. It features a wide loading ramp at the rear end of the fuselage, and three external cargo hooks beneath the fuselage. It is one of the few aircraft from the Vietnam era that is still in production and used in frontline service today.The individual pieces are simply popped out of the two metal sheets and assembled without the use of solder or glue by simply bending and/or twisting the connection tabs. A metal base (to be assembled) comes with the model to hold it aloft. Assembled, it becomes an authentic, museum-quality laser cut replica of a CH-47 Chinook.