Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Bell UH-1 C Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter – “Easy Rider”, 174th Assault Helicopter Company "Sharks", U.S. Army, 1970s
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.25"
Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide
In June 1966 the 174th (Sharks) Assault Helicopter Company asked the WWII Flying Tigers for permission to use their shark-mouth paint scheme and it was granted. UH-1C 6615045 received the shark-mouth and the name Easy Rider, after the movie of the same name. On November 23 1970 while flying an overnight mission, at low altitudes in a mist, the tail rotor struck trees which brought the copter down. Everyone on board survived. In 1971 the 174th ceased operations in Vietnam. Later UH-1M 66-15242 assumed the name Easy Rider.
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, better known as the 'Huey', first started arriving in Vietnam in 1962. It was used in many roles including Medevac and as a troop transport. The UH-1 was also used for air assault and could be equipped with guns, rockets and grenades. Introduced in 1959 over 16,000 Bell Huey helicopters were built in different variants.
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Category: Military Helicopter Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years