UH-1 HUEY “SLICK”— Item no. CS-01007; $296

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“Slick” is the nick­name given to a stripped­down troop­trans­port vari­ant of the Huey. In order to be able to carry the max­i­mum num­ber of sol­diers into bat­tle, the side py­lons and ex­tra equip­ment were re­moved to save weight. The only re­main­ing weapon was the door­mounted M60D 7.62mm ma­chine gun. This model de­picts that Slick con­fig­u­ra­tion and car­ries in­signia for the U.S. Army Air Cav­alry: specif­i­cally, the 1st Cav­alry, Char­lie Troop, with the crew’s slo­gan “Death Be­fore Dis­honor” on the nose. It ap­pears to be in UH­1H con­fig­u­ra­tion, with the elon­gated cabin (de­noted by the two win­dows in the slid­ing side door) and the up­rated 1400 shaft­horse­power Ly­coming en­gine, which was as­signed to Air Cav units start­ing about 1967. The model comes with a twop­er­son crew up front in the cock­pit, and the cabin is out­fit­ted for squad trans­port so more fig­ures can be added, like in the photo to the left. Like each model in the se­ries, it fea­tures re­al­is­tic weath­er­ing in ad­di­tion to truly im­pres­sive sur­face tex­tures, panel lines, and even riv­ets.

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