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Hobby Master 1/72 Bell UH-1B Iroquois (Huey) Royal Australian Air Force No. 9 Squadron

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Hobby Master 1:72 Helicopter HH1003
Bell UH-1B Iroquois (Huey)
Royal Australian Air Force No. 9 Squadron

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Hobby Master 1/72 Bell UH-1B Iroquois (Huey) Royal Australian Air Force No. 9 Squadron

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Discontinued Model (all sold out), We managed to get very few ,Ultra Rare, Collectors dont miss!

Originally formed in 1939 the RAAF 9 Squadron was disbanded in 1944 and reformed in June 1962. Originally intended to be a Search and Rescue unit but this was changed to providing airlift for the Australian Army. The Squadron would be equipped with the new Bell UH-1B Iroquois (Huey). In 1966 the unit was sent to Vietnam and mostly provided troop transport and re-supply of ammunition and food to the troops in the field. Eventually the Squadron duties included becoming Dust-Offs, airlifting wounded soldiers to filed or base hospitals. These helicopters provide to be very versatile and were used for dropping propaganda pamphlets and aerial spraying around the Australian bases in an effort to eliminate malaria mosquitoes. In 1969 4 of the Australian helicopters were converted to gun ships. The Squadron left Vietnam for Australia in December 1971 and resumed their duties as airlift for the Army as well as civilian search and rescue. In 1986 all RAAF battlefield helicopters began to be transferred to the Australian Army. In 1988 the 9 Squadron began to be re-equipped with S-70A Blackhawk helicopters.

 

Bell UH-1B Huey

Designed to meet a US Army requirement for a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and general utility helicopter, the UH-1 Huey was first flown on October 20, 1956. Nicknamed "Huey" because of its original "HU-1" designation, this aircraft became famous during the Vietnam War, where 7,000 of them served in a variety of roles, from MEDEVAC and search and rescue to troop transport, air assault and ground attack. As a troop transporter, the Huey revolutionized warfare, giving the Army the ability to strategically position troops in various locations that were otherwise difficult to reach in the heavy jungle environment.

Hobby Master 1:72

The Hobby Master "1:72 " presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 " diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Optional extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
Manufacturer No
Country Australia
Scale 1:72
Type Helicopter
Series UH-1
Color Green