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Hobby Boss 1/72 Bell UH-1C Huey Hog
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 06:10 PM UTC
Hobby Boss' new 1/72 Bell UH-1C Huey Hog attack helicopter is another offering in their expanding, popular series of helicopters. With two decal choices, three wing-mounted rocket and missile options, good detail, rotor-wing fans will appreciate this model.

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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 07:16 PM UTC
That spotted camo is erroneously labeled as being US Army, and is wrong for the UH-1C. Its a USAF camo-low vis markings combination only seen on the UH-1N, and only after 1975. It was one of a number of camouflage and marking combinations tested by USAF special operations helicopter squadrons. UH-1Cs in US Army service did have a number of non-standard camo schemes depending on unit and time period, so if it wasn't identical to this I wouldn't have said anything.
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2009 - 05:32 PM UTC
Vertical fin looks like a B model, not a C model
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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 03:13 AM UTC
Yeah, I also noticed a number of UH-1B features (including the nose mounted antenna), leading me to believe that like their AH-1S release that this was their UH-1B reboxed with new box art and decals.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 02:56 AM UTC
Thanks Fred - nice review.

Should be worth the $10 you cited.....BUT that doesn't appear to be the price that most places (outside the Orient) list - it's closer to $21, which I don't think it's worth.

Gene K