The Boeing Vertol company designed the CH-46 in the nineteen fifties as a medium-lift tandem rotor transport helicopter for use by Marines. It was powered by twin turbine engines and to have an  all-weather capability. It got a ramp and a troop transport cabin. The type was used by the US Navy and USMC and a few are still in use in 2014. The KV-107 type was used by the Japanese armed forces and a few were exported (e.g. Sweden, Thailand,  and Saudi Arabia). Canada had the CH-113 Labrador.

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CH-46 USN

This CH-46A with registration no 150954 is at the USS Midway carrier museum in San Diego, Ca., USA.  It has unit markings-HC-3, for Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 3. 

Photographed 2013 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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Boeing Vertol 107 -II

This CH-46A was manufactured with c/n 2003 in 1962 and flew for the USMC CH-46 Sea Knight bur.no "150267". It was acquired by Columbia helicopters, a civilian helicopter operator since 1957 and registered "N191CH". It can be used for various tasks and has 2 General Electric CT58-140-2 engines giving it a cruise speed of 120 knots and a MTOW of 9,900 kgs. It was also briefly flown by Columbia in Papua New Guinea as P2-CHD.

The Columbia company home base is at Aurora, Oregon, USA but is was photographed during passage at Camarillo.

Photographed November 2017, by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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Several plastic scale models of the Vertol 107 exist though it is needed to check the kit for your desired variant/ version. In 1/144 scale FE resin has a model and in 1/100 Dahlmann. For aircraft carrrier models, Trumpeter has a 1/350 scale pack. In 1/72 there was an old Airfix kit (also in Testors box)  which was rather basic, a Minicraft CH-113 followed by a much better Fujimi kit and more recent Hobbyboss . In 1/48 Academy has a nice kit.

 

This walk around page was first created October 2014 by M. de Vreeze