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1/35 Scale Panda/Dragon 1/35 UH-1D/H
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Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey)
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"B" Company 229th AHB, Viet Nam 1968-70
Model Builder: Patrick Najmulski

Bell UH-1H Huey Vietnam 229th
The Actual 229th Huey in Vietnam

Initially developed for US Army’s medical evacuation and supply requirements, the Bell UH-1 Iroquois first flew in 1956. The "Huey" first saw combat in the Viet Nam war where it became one of the most recognizable symbols of that conflict. About 7,000 UH-1 helicopters were deployed to Vietnam. At one point, there were more American helicopters in Vietnam than any other country even owned. In the difficult Vietnamese terrain, the rugged Huey served as Jeep, truck and ambulance. The UH-1 became the world’s first dedicated attack helicopter. With rocket pods, two side-mounted M-60 machine guns and a grenade launcher in the nose, it carried more fire power than a typical WW II fighter. American chopper crews flew over 30 million missions over Southeast Asia.

The model is in the markings of "B" Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, a unit of the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam. "B" Company's radio call sign was "Killer Spade"; its mission was to provide tactical air mobility for combat troops, and delivery of supplies and equipment. The 229th AHB is currently an aviation unit of the US Army.

Due to the amount of visible interior and our desire to achieve maximum authenticity, this is one of the more difficult builds that we have done to date. In addition to the choice of the excellent 1/35 scale Panda/Dragon UH-1D/H kit, we added decals from Fireball Modelworks (FMD-04-35) and the M23 Armament Subsystem from Bravo6 (B6-35068). Additional realism was achieved by adding interior details with Bravo6’s resin kits US M21 Ammo Boxes and Crates (B6-35075) and US Grenades and Claymores (B6-35064).

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Professionally built model airplane of a Bell UH-1H Iroquois.
229th Huey Killer Spade
1/35 Scale Panda/Dragon 1/35 UH-1D/H Kit
Bell UH-1H top view
Bell UH-1H Huey cockpit
Bell UH-1H cockpit
Bell UH-1H Vietnam
Bell UH-1H Huey interior
Bell UH-1H seats
1/35 Scale Panda/Dragon Huey
UH-1 Heuy pilot
side mounted Huey M-60 machine gun
UH-1 door gunner
Huey UH-1 front
229th Killer Spade
Huey M-60 machine gun
Bell UH-1H Iroquois M-16
Bell UH-1H Iroquois swash plate
Bell UH-1H Huey swash plate
Bell UH-1H Iroquois main rotor
Bell UH-1H Huey pitot tube
Bell UH-1H Iroquois tail boom
Bell UH-1H Iroquois tail rotor
Bell UH-1H Huey tail rotor

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