- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts.
- Highly detailed cockpit and accurate markings.
- Display Stand Included
- Minor assembly required.
- Measures approximately: 14.5” L. x 12” Rotor Diameter
- Box dimensions:12.6 L x 6.0” W x 4.2” H
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
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 Hueys 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.
The 175th Aviation Company “The Outlaws” was a helicopter unit of the United States Army that served in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1971. The unit was primarily responsible for providing air support to ground forces and performing reconnaissance missions.
The 175th Aviation Company was activated on June 1, 1965, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was initially designated as the 17th Aviation Detachment. The unit was later redesignated as the 175th Aviation Company and deployed to Vietnam in August 1965.
During its time in Vietnam, the 175th Aviation Company operated a variety of helicopter models, including the UH-1 Huey, OH-6A Cayuse, and AH-1G Cobra. The unit provided air support to ground forces throughout South Vietnam, including the Mekong Delta, the Central Highlands, and the northern provinces.
The 175th Aviation Company also played a significant role in the Battle of Dak To in November 1967. The unit provided close air support to ground forces and transported troops and supplies to the battlefield.
This Air Force One model represents a “Huey” from the 175th Aviation Company “The Outlaws” during the unit’s time in the Vietnam War.
This is a great historical addition to your diecast helicopter collection.