Bell Helicopter Textron UH-1D Iroquois Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-to-shipUH-1D Huey/Iroquois mahogany model. This 1/32 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 18 inches and a length of 15.75 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the UH-1 Huey:
The UH-1 Huey Iroquois is a multipurpose utility helicopter. It was manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron. Its maiden flight was on the 22nd of October 1956 but it was introduced commercially in 1959. Its primary users are the United States Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Philippine Armed Forces. The Huey, as it is commonly known, became famous for its use in the Vietnam War. The U stands for Utility as compared to Attack and the Cargo helicopters. In 1959, the Huey was first used by the military and in 1962 it went into triservice production and became the UH-1. The UH-1 has a lot of variants. The United States Military variants are the XH-40 which is the initial Bell 204 prototype; the YH-40 which the sixth pre-production aircraft; the HU-1A which is known initially as the Bell 204 production model but redesignated in 1962 as the UH-1A; the HU-1B which is an upgraded HU-1A having various external and rotor improvements and in 1962 it was redesignated as the UH-1B; the UH-1C which is similar to the UH-1B; the YUH-1d which is a pre-production prototype of the UH-1D; the UH-1D which is initially the Bell 205 production model and the long fuselage version of the Bell 204.