- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Display Stand Included
- Measures 6.5" L x 7.0” Rotor Diameter
- Blister pack packaging.
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. Not a toy.
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-blade main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a United States Army's 1952 requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew on October 22, 1956.
The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production in 1960 for the United States military. Bell Helicopter built 10,005 Huey’s from 1957 to 1975. Records show that 7,013 Hueys served in the Vietnam War of which 1,925 were lost in combat and an additional 1,380 were lost due to operational accidents.
More than 16,000 Hueys have been built since the start of production. The Huey helicopter family of many variants continues to fly to this day in both military and civilian service around the world.
This Amercom model represents a UH-1B “Heavy Hog” from the Gunship Platoon “Gunslingers”, 128th Assault Helicopter Company (AHC), 11th Aviation Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division based at Phu Loi during the Vietnam War 1968. The UH-1B was an improvement over the UH-1A and featured a longer cabin, more powerful engine and upgraded main rotor blades.
This is a great historical addition to your diecast aircraft collection.