Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) Gunship 1/87 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Daron
1:87 Scale Diecast Metal – Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter (1st Cavaltry Division) – Length: 5 (fuselage)" Wingspan: 5.75”
This Huey/Iroquois model is mostly made of metal and very heavy/dense. It is certainly not a toy and will not survive been played with or a fall. It has many guns and antennas sticking out and these are very fragile.
Although it is a small scale, the details are very impressive. From the photos one can see and appreciate the transparent cockpit windshield. The propellers are free to rotate and very smooth.
A stand where the model can be attached for display is included and the model's info (type of airplane and scale). The model can also be displayed on its skies.
Please notice the scale, at 1/87 scale this model is quite small measuring about 5 inches long and a rotor span of 5.75 inches
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.What really caught my attention, however, is the way the markings and coloring. Look at the photos and you will see very clear and crisp nose art and markings.
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (unofficially Huey) is a military helicopter powered by a single turboshaftengine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors. The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and it first flew on 20 October 1956. Ordered into production in March 1960, the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built.
The first combat operation of the UH-1 was in the service of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. The original designation of HU-1 led to the helicopter's nickname of Huey. In September 1962, the designation was changed to UH-1, but "Huey" remained in common use. Approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam.