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Offline ScranJ51

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ADF Helos
« on: March 22, 2020, 08:20:30 AM »
Decided to build versions of ADF Helo's operated over the years (All 1/72nd)

UH-1B of the RAAF as flown in Vietnam

uh1b2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

UH-1C of the RAN

uh1c1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

UH-1H of the RAAF - later transferred to the Army

uh1h1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

The three side by side

3 hueys2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Sea King of the RAN

sea king1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Army Black Hawk

s702 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Tiger ARH

tiger 1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NH-90 Taipan - Army

nh90-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Ch-47 Chinook

CH47-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Still to finish:

A wessex (painted but old decals fell apart)

Sea Hawk
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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: ADF Helos
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 09:32:31 AM »
Your model of NAVY UH-1B N9-882 '857' ('897' when I knew her) bought back a lot of memories.
Arguably the best UH-1B we had in the FAA. All the "B"s had the rescue hoist on the starboard roof.
I've worked on nearly every RAN "B" ('cept the crashed one's before I joined) and after my RAN service I went on to work on Army "H"s at Okey in QLD.
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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: ADF Helos
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 09:57:36 AM »
Thanks FAAMAN,

and my error, it is a UH-1C MODEL built as a B

Scran
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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: ADF Helos
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 05:26:16 PM »
That's ok Scran, as 898 and I think 894 both had replacement civvie UH-1C tail booms.
Also, during my service all the main rotor blades were olive drab top and bottom with the 6" wide yellow rotor tip.
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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: ADF Helos
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 02:11:19 PM »
This was built same time as the others, but had to wait until I got some new decals (others disintegrated on use);

Wessex:

Wessex-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Wessex-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Wessex-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr
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Re: ADF Helos
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 07:28:22 PM »
Nice!  :smiley: Gotta love the Wessex.
Cheers,
Moritz

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