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Unimax Forces of Valor 84007
Bell AH-1W SuperCobra Diecast Model
USMC, Iraq, 2008

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Bell AH-1W SuperCobra   13.25"   11"

In the early 1980s, the U.S. Marine Corps sought a new navalized helicopter, but it was denied funding to buy the AH-64 Apache by Congress in 1981. The Marines in turn pursued a more powerful version of the AH-1T. Other changes included modified fire control systems to carry and fire AIM-9 Sidewinder and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. The new version was funded by Congress and received the AH-1W designation. The Forces of Valor replica is of a SuperCobra as seen in Iraq in 2008.

Bell AH-1W SuperCobra

Designed to meet an urgent US Army requirement for a helicopter gunship, the Bell AH-1 Cobra—sometimes called The Snake—was first flown on September 7th, 1965. Troop-carrying Hueys depended on the Cobra for fire support; it was fast and very maneuverable, and its narrow 38-inch airframe made for a difficult target. Its main armament was its three-barrel 20mm Gatling gun mounted in a chin turret, but it was also capable of using a variety of other weapons including rocket pods, cannon pods, minigun pods and missiles. Replaced by Apaches in the 1990s, the Cobra now serves the US Forest Service as a firefighter.

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Unimax Forces of Valor

The Unimax "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aicraft.

Unimax "Forces of Valor" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Fixed display stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed pilots and crew members.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.

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