1:48 Scale Metal Diecast – Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" - US ARMY – Length: 10.5" (Fuselage) Rotor Span: 12”
B Troop, 2nd Sqdn., 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division Sp4 Joseph G. LaPointe - June 2, 1969
This model is made of diecast metal and is heavy and fragile. It is definitely not a toy. It is made for display.
The model comes already assembled and painted. What is shown in the photos is the way it comes out of the box. Some MINOR ASSEMBLY is needed to attached the rotor blades to the rotor. No glue is needed but patience and care is required to no damage the pieces. Both rotor can rotate freely.
A display stand is included, The stand is made entirely of metal, it is very sturdy and it is held together by a nut/screw assembly.
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 13 inches by 6 inches by 4 inches.
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 in 1956. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production in 1960 for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built since.