Bell UH-1 Huey Hog
(Revell - Nr. 04476)
In spring 2005 Revell of Germany released the old Monogram of the short cabin Huey in scale 1/48.
The kit is labeled Bell UH-1 Huey Hog and has productnumber 04476. Except for the decals the kit is identical to the Monogram kit.
The 77 parts are spread over four plastic sprues and one clear sprue. On some of the parts you can read "Revell/Monogram 1977 Made in China"...yes indeed this is one of the oldtimers and can not be compared to what we are used to see today.
The decalsheet provides markings for 2 different machines operating in Vietnam:
Attention, there is a "little" problem with this model. In fact, it is a hybrid of the UH-1A/B/C/E/F/M/Bell 204B, but with only the kit parts, itís impossible to build an accurate UH-1. There is always something wrong :
Depending on the version you want to build here are the options you have
1) If you want build an accurate UH-1A/B :
2) If you want build an accurate UH-1C/M :
3) If you want build a UH-1F:
4) If you want build a UH-1E :
5) If you want build a Bell 204B
A few words about the weapon system :In the kit you will find the following weapon systems
Once again the instruction sheet in not clear. A drawing shows all the weapon mounted at the same time on the aircraft, but in reality this configuration is impossible. The ammunition canister for the M-5 grenade launchers and the ammunition pad group for the M-16 subsystem (quad M60) should be installed at the same place in the cargo.
With the kit parts, you have to choose between two weapon combinations :
The Cobra Company UH-1C "Hog" Detail Set gives you a third option :
Notice: The Cobra Company UH-1C "Hog" Detail Set includes an ammunition canister and chutes for the 40mm "thump gun"† but attention, to install this canister, you'll have to cut away the ammunition pad group for the M-16 armament subsystem (quad M-60) molded with the floor kit part. If you cut it away, you will open a large rectangular hole in the floor an you'll have to rebuild this part.Conclusion :
Not a bad kit, but it is just a starting point for a nice and accurate Huey
Reviewed by Patrick Nabinger - 14. December 2009
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