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Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #75 on: September 27, 2020, 02:01:26 AM »
This just has to be built:

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Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #76 on: September 27, 2020, 07:33:18 AM »
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Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #77 on: September 27, 2020, 09:35:43 AM »
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Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #78 on: January 07, 2021, 07:18:36 AM »


Following a thread on SPF, someone was querying this helicopter as it appeared in the background of the Tiger helicopter. I could see it was a Cobra but the 4-blades through me off. It took a while, but I managed to find an image of the aircraft and what it was, which was the Model 249. Web search of that revealed it was serial number 70-16019, also called a YAH-1S. I found quite a few photos of it and also that it appeared at the 1980 Farnborough Airshow. I also found it was demonstrated to the RAF.
First photo below is what started my search, and then the next one that is really revealing in details. However, the canopy shape in the first pic seems to show curved glass --- so now not sure what it is.

Now I have found I have all the parts to make a model of it in the second photo. I'll just have to make some decals for it.
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Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #79 on: January 07, 2021, 07:29:59 AM »
Looking at that first photo up close, I don't think it's a flying aircraft. The rotor mast just looks like a bit of pipe, the exhaust has something which is turning the end upwards and the mast fairing looks a lot like an AH-1G. Definitely not like the second photo.

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Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #80 on: January 07, 2021, 07:37:55 AM »
Is it just me or does this look to have a British roundel on it:




On the kits I have, there's a decal that looks just like that, possible the fuel cap ??????

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Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2021, 05:26:21 AM »
It’s an AH-1S in the first photo, it doesn’t have a four-bladed rotor.
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