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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2) A00151B
Bell UH-1 Huey Diecast Model
US Army 116th AHC Hornets, Vietnam, 1966

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Bell UH-1 Huey   13.25"   11"

The 116th Aviation Company was formed at Fort Bragg NC in July of 1965. In September they departed for Vietnam arriving at Vung Tau on October 18, 1965. The Hornets joined the 11th Combat Aviation Battalion at Phu Loi on November 9, 1965. The 116th first combat missions were flown on December 7, 1965 near Phouc Vinh in support of the 1st Infantry Division.

In November of 1966 the Hornets moved to Cu Chi, the base camp for the 25th Infantry Division. The Hornets were transferred to the 269th Combat Aviation Battalion in March of 1967. On March 21, 1967 the Hornets resupplied the 3rd Bde 4th Inf Div who were being overrun by the 272nd Viet Cong Regiment and were out of ammunition. The resupply turned the course of the battle and saved many American lives. The 116th was recommended for a Presidential Unit Citation for their actions. In July of 1970 the Hornets moved to Chu Lai and placed under control of the 23rd Infantry Division, the Americal Division. In March of 1971 the Hornets went to Quang Tri to participate in Operation Lam Son 719, the incursion into Laos.

The Hornets were moved from Chu Lai in October of 1971 to Marble Mountain at Da Nang. In late October a typhoon did considerable damage to the Hornet aircraft. On December 26, 1971 the Hornets stood down.

Bell UH-1 Huey

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.

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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2)

The Air Force 1 range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 (Series 2) diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.

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