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Alouette III

by Patrick Nabinger (1:72 Heller)

Alouette III

Here I present you my Heller Alouette III. A modern helicopter for his time in 1965, when introduced into Vietnam by the French. Three of these helicopters where used for VIP transportation duties from Tan Son Nhut Airport at Saigon.

You can see a photo of the same Alouette III in two books:

  • FLYING DRAGONS, page 33 (Robert C Mikesh)
  • VNAF SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE 1945-1975 5, page 32 (Jim Mesko) Squadron Signal

On the model:

  • Vacuformed canopy
  • Metal landing gear
  • Addded some details and "plumbing" around the motor and in the cargo
  • Paint is humbrol with airbrush and mat cote
  • Decals are from Carpena item: 72.07 INDOCHINE 2eme partie

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Alouette III

Patrick Nabinger

Published on 08. January 2009

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