Bell UH-1E Huey – US Marine Corps, Marble Mountain, Vietnam 1970s 1/48
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/48 scale US50412: Bell UH-1E Huey of the US Marine Corps, Marble Mountain, Vietnam 1970s. Limited Edition of 1,530 Pieces
Length 14.5 inches Rotor span 12 inches
Marble Mountain was one of five mountains located south of Da Nang that stretched from the coast inland. There were several helicopter groups from the USMC that were stationed in this area due to its proximity.
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.