Bell UH-1D Huey 1/48 Franklin Mint B11B323 Length 11-1/4" Width 12"
US Army 116th AHC Wasp Hornets, Vietnam
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.
- Item #: 53696
- Manufacturer: FRANKLIN MINT
- Manufacturer's Product Number: B11B323
- Condition: New