Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter Display Model

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Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter Display Model.

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed Huey, is a military helicopter powered by a single, turboshaft engine, with a two bladed main rotor and tail rotor. The helicopter was developed to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and first flew in 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 produced worldwide.

The first combat operation of the UH-1 was in the service of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam. The UH-1 has long been a symbol of US involvement in Southeast Asia and Vietnam in particular, and as a result of that conflict, has become one of the world's most recognized helicopters.

This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

 

Scale: 1/32 scale model

Wing Span: 18

Length: 15.75