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UH-1C Huey Model, U.S. Army 174th - Hobby Master HH1014


UH-1C Huey Model, U.S. Army 174th - Hobby Master HH1014 - click to enlarge
UH-1C Huey Model, U.S. Army 174th - Hobby Master HH1014 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HH1014
$84.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast 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"



Order in advance for an expected arrival in January 2023. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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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.


Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.


Category: Military Helicopter Models


Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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