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Maintenance Crew Chief--single Vietnam-era figure

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Item Number: VN164

The Vietnam War is often known as the “Helicopter War” as it was the first time in human history large numbers of helicopters were used in all kinds of combat roles and employing many different types and sizes of helicopters.  Of all the different machines operated during the war the vast majority were the several variations of the Bell UH-1 ‘Iriquois’ better known as the ‘Huey’.

In recent years K&C has produced several different examples of these superb hand-carved, hand-painted wooden ‘Hueys,’ but, until now, no suitable figures to go with them.

Well here are the first three…

Maintenance Crew Chief

Just as important as the aircrew that flew the Hueys were the ground crew guys who serviced them and kept them in the air.  This Air Cav. Crew Chief is going through a check list on the ground before a flight.

Released in MARCH 2023.