The UH-1 Huey — the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter service with the U.S. military — was originally developed in the early 1950s to meet Army standards for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter. Beginning production in March of 1960, its first combat was during the Vietnam War where it was ultimately outfitted as a gunship equipped with rockets, grenades launcher, and machine guns. More than 16,000 have been manufactured and it remains in limited service today.
A striking reproduction of a fuselage-extended "D" variant introduced in 1963, this 1/35 scale plastic kit measures more than a foot-and-a-half long! It also features four crewmen figures (two gunners and two pilots), optional-position compartment doors, see-through windscreen and doors, a detailed interior, an M-60 door gun, pre-painted photo-etched parts, and historic Vietnam markings. Assembly required. 160 pieces. Skill level 3. Measures approximately 19½" long.