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UH-1 Huey Slicks in Vietnam

by: Joe Szczygielski [ MOTHER ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

During the war the Huey played many roles from Gunships to MedEvac’s. The Huey was also the most produced Helicopter of any modern aircraft with over 26,000 manufactured to date. In 1963 the UH-1D (model 205) was in service through out Vietnam. Redesigned to carry up to 12 troops with a crew of two, was also fitted with many weapons.

Contents
This is a new decal sheet from Fireball Modelworks, “UH-1 Huey Slicks in Vietnam” item No.# FM32-D04. The very limited edition sheets are well printed, on registration and colorful. Printed on a ALPS printer, the decals are thin but strong and flexible as most silk screened decals. The carrier film cover the entire sheet, so you’ll have to cut the decal out closely to eliminate any of the film.

You get two (2) sheets that measure 5 ½ x 8 ½, and a colorful 4 page placement guide. The guide also lists the FS (Federal Standard) numbers and colors. As an added bonus, there are extra numbers and insignia that will be useful to build other Huey’s from the Vietnam war.

The sheets cover 6 units, (3) three for the UH-1D model and (3) three for the UH-1H model:
121st. AHC “Soc Trang Tigers” 1967
117th. AHC “Annie Fannies” 1968
174th. AHC “Dolphins” 1967
92nd. AHC “Stallions” 1971
282nd. AHC “Black cats” 1968
227th. AHC “Ghostriders” 1969
The stencil markings come in both black and yellow.

This decal sheet can be found not only in 1/32, but they also come in 1/72nd , 1/48th and 1/35th.

Contact details
For further information on this and other Fireball decals, visit them at their website. Shipping is free with all decal purchase’s. Payments can be made by check, money order and PayPal.

Joseph Osborn
Fireball Modelworks
PO Box 853
Athens, Alabama 35612-0853
(256) 233-5159
SUMMARY
The UH-1 “Huey” was known through out the Vietnam war as the back bone of air mobility. By the end of the war, more than 5000 aircraft were sent into Southeast Asia.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: FM32-D04
  Suggested Retail: $15.00 inc
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 08, 2005
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.57%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.00%

About Joe Szczygielski (mother)
FROM: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Copyright ©2018 text by Joe Szczygielski [ MOTHER ]. All rights reserved.


   

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