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Hobby Master - HH1014
HH1014
$101.95   $84.95
Hobby Master - HH1014

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HH1014 Bell UH-1C Iroquois "Easy Rider" 174th Assault Helicopter Company "Sharks", 1970s. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 7.25" Width & 8.75" Long, Optional Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.

US Army trials of the Bell 204 helicopter in 1955 lead to the development of the HU-1. Because of the initial designation the nickname Huey came about. It was soon realized that the HU-1 didnĂt have the lifting power for heavy loads or room for enough troops so it was given a larger cabin, larger engine, a modified main rotor along with a few other improvements and was re-designated the UH-1B. Later versions of the UH-1B received a more powerful engine. There were 1,010 ˘B÷ variants delivered to the US Army.

In June 1966 the 174th (Sharks) Assault Helicopter Company asked the WWII Flying Tigers for permission to use their shark-mouth paint scheme and it was granted. UH-1C 66-15045 received the shark-mouth as well as the name Easy Rider, after the movie of the same name. On November 23, 1970 while flying an overnight mission, at low altitudes and in a mist the tail rotor struck trees which brought the copter down. Everyone on board survived. In 1971 the 174th ceased operations in Vietnam. Later UH-1M 66-15242 assumed the name Easy Rider.

JANUARY 2023 RELEASE

Stock Status: PRE-ORDER
Scale: 1/72
Size: 7.25" Width & 8.75" Long
Category: AIRCRAFT
Design: HELICOPTER
Shipping 1st: 8.95
Additional Items: 0.00

   

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