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CH-47A Update Set

Cobra Company 1/35 CH-47A Update Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2007 Manufacturer Cobra Company
Subject CH-47A Update Set Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35020 Primary Media Resin
Pros Very nice cockpit detail for the Trumpeter CH-47A Cons  
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $42.00

 

 

First Look

Cobra Company has really been busy lately! They've turned out no less than four detail sets for Trumpeter's impressive 1/35 CH-47 Chinook kits. This set completely transforms the cockpit of the CH-47A into a much more accurate representation of the full-scale front-office.

This detail set replaces the kit instrument panel with not only nice details on the front, but instrument bodies visible from behind the panel, through the windscreen. This mounts on a new resin cockpit floor that has new pilots' seats, flight controls, and center console.

CH-47A Update Set

The equipment racks that divide the cockpit and cargo bay are also transformed into the configuration of the Vietnam era machines. The set also includes detailed front and rear wheels as well as an update for the early-style rear wheel struts. The set is rounded out with a pair of M60 door guns complete with mounts, ammo cans, and shell bags.

With this set alone, your Trumpeter 1/35 CH-47A kit will definitely be an eye-opener! You'll want to combine this set with three additional updates to really upgrade the model::

These sets are definitely recommended for the 'Hook' modeler and are available directly from Cobra Company.

My sincere thanks to Cobra Company for this review sample!

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