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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US95121
McDonnell Douglas AH-6J Little Bird Diecast Model
US Army

1:64 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas AH-6J Little Bird   5.75"   5"

A direct descendent of the OH-6 Cayuse light scout and utility helicopter of the Vietnam Was, the AH/MH-6s currently in service with the US Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) have seen much combat in various actions across the globe. Known to SOAR crews as the "Little Bird", the H-6 was originally chosen for special operations work in the wake of the failed US Embassy hostage rescue attempt in Iran in 1980.

With its powerful engines, five-bladed main rotort and T-shaped tail, the MH-6 can carry up to eight soldiers outside the aircraft on a specially fitted plank seat which can be folded in and out of the helicopter in seconds. The AH-6 is configured near-identically to the unarmed MH-6, but with weapons installed on a special plank instead of seats. The helicopter can carry a multitude of ordnance, including Gatling guns, podded rocket launchers, AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles, 0.50 cal heavy machine guns and grenade launchers.

The US Army is presently in the process of upgrading all 36 of its "Little Birds" to a common AH/MH-6J specification. These helicopters feature an uprated engine and transmission, a six-bladed main rotor, canted four-bladed rotor (the latter for increased control and decreased noise), strengthened landing gear, improved avionics, extra cockpit and fuel cell armour and a crash-proof fuel system.

McDonnell Douglas AH-6J Little Bird

Designed to meet a US Army requirement for a light observation helicopter, the protoype YOH-6 (originally designed and built by Hughes) was first flown on February 27th, 1963.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" 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 with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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