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U.S. Marines Corps 'Troop Carrier 'HUEY'
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Item Number: VN189(SE)

U.S. Marines Corps 'Troop Carrier 'HUEY'

Another of the vital tasks of the UH-1 'HUEYS' was delivering troops into battle and/or moving them forward onto forward firebases and other locations where the South Vietnamese road network was either inadequate or dangerously vulnerable to ground ambush.
The introduction of UH-1 'HUEYS' into Vietnam in 1962 allowed U.S. commanders to move large numbers of troops rapidly throughout the country in a short space of time.
In the early days of the 'HUEYS' deployment, these new helicopters would often surprise the Viet Cong enemy and force them to retreat, which offered the opposing American and ARVN Troops a brief boost to their morale and fighting confidence.
All too soon, alas, the V.C. came up with tactics and strategies to counter this new airborne threat, and battle commenced once more.

This second UH-1D 'HUEY' is in U.S. Marine Corps markings and can accommodate a number of K&C's 'Grunts' in the open cabin deck ready to do battle or perhaps move to another location.  This model also has pilot and copilot figures and the same sturdy, full-colour presentation box with its own numbered certificate.

‘AIR MOBILITY VIETNAM’

Among the most iconic sights and sounds of the Vietnam War, one in particular stands head and shoulders above all the rest:  that of the BELL UH-1 ‘IRIQUOIS’ Helicopter, better known to the world at large and the ‘Grunts’ on the ground as the ‘HUEY’.
No one can imagine the Vietnam conflict without the distinctive shape and ‘whoop, whoop’ sound of this iconic aircraft which revolutionized warfare by performing an incredible variety of vital military tasks.  The ‘HUEY’ transported troops, supplies, arms, and ammunition, evacuated wounded, and dozens of other missions in all types of weather over all kinds of terrain night and day between 1962 and 1975.
During that time, over 7,000 ‘HUEYS’ flew over Vietnam with more than 3,300 lost-in-action alongwith 1151 pilots and copilots.   In addition, another 1,231 crew members were killed and those figures do not include ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) aircrew!
 
COMMEMORATIVE TRIBUTE
Although, in recent years K&C has produced a relatively small number of exclusive, hand-carved, hand-painted wooden ‘HUEYS’, this is the first time we have designed and manufactured our own ‘Special Edition’ mixed media aircraft model of this unique fighting machine.
Just 200 of each of these first two 1:30 scale ‘HUEYS’ are being produced.  Both models include pilot and copilot figures and comes packed in a sturdy, full-colour presentation box with a numbered certificate.

Just 200 of this HUEY is being produced.

Due to be released in JULY 2024.