Air Force 1 Model Company Diecast Model
Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" – B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, Sp4 Joseph G. LaPointe, June 2, 1969, Vietnam War
1:48 Scale. Length with rotors: 14.25”. Rotor Diameter: 12”
On June 2, 1969 while serving in Vietnam, SP4 Joseph LaPointe volunteered for a mission near the infamous Hamburger Hill battle site. Shortly after being dropped at the landing zone in a Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter, two men in his unit were wounded and demobilized. In the face of heavy enemy fire SP4 LaPointe risked his own life by crawling to his fallen brothers, shielding them and sustaining his own serious wounds while offering assistance. Moments later, a grenade killed all three men. LaPointe was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and the chopper in which he flew (“17573”), is displayed at the Vietnam War Museum in Saigon.Die-cast metal body
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Turning rotor blades
Metal display stand
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, better known as the 'Huey', first started arriving in Vietnam in 1962. It was used in a variety of roles including Medevac and as a troop and material transport. The UH-1 was also used for air assault and could be equipped with guns, rockets and grenade launchers. Introduced in 1959, over 16,000 Bell Huey helicopters were built in different variants.
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This model of a UH-1H Huey helicopter features:
Category: Military Helicopter Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years