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From the Amercom helicopter series comes this brilliant 1/72 scale NH-90 Medium transport helicopter in the attractive livery of the German Luftwaffe. Constructed of a mixture of metal and plastic, complete with stand in a sealed plastic blister. Amercom/Altaya have vastly improved the finish of their products recently, as these have properly indented, authentic looking panel lines. Length 10.75 inches Rotor span 8.75 inches
The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. It was developed in response to NATO requirements for a battlefield helicopter which would also capable of being operated in naval environments. The NH90 developed and is manufactured by NHIndustries, which is wholly owned by Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland and Fokker Aerostructures. The first prototype conducted its maiden flight in December 1995; the type began to enter operational service with some customers in 2007. As of 2013, a total of thirteen nations have placed orders for the NH90.
The NH90 has the distinction of being the first production helicopter to feature entirely fly by wire flight controls. There are two main variants, the Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) for Army use and the navalised NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH); each customer typically has various alterations and customisations made to their own NH90 fleets, such as different weapons, sensors and cabin arrangements, to meet their own specific requirements. In early service, the NH90 has suffered several teething issues, which has in turn delayed active deployment of the type by some operators.