Bell UH-1D SAR
(Revell - Nr. 04444)
Revell of Germany comes up with the re-release of their German Air Force Bell UH-1D in 1:72 scale.
A new boxart and a slightly revised decal sheet do unfortunately not improve the plastic sprues. The modeler will get the well-known kit which was released years before with the same item no.
To sort out what we have: the kit is in general something like a copy from the Hasegawa mould, which is quuite old and has also its faults.
Although the kit provides stretchers, they are more applicable for a medevac configuration but has nothing to do with the equipment fitted in SAR-stand-by aircraft.
On the decal sheet they dropped the option for the German Army flying school but added low-viz squadron badges for an aircraft of the Lufttransportgruppe (LTGrp) 62. They also supply two different "SAR"-Letterings as there are different sprayinfg templates used in the different squadrons.
Furthermore you will get options for the Lufttransportgeschwarder (LTG) 61 and 63 (the Helicopter Wing ot thelatter will disband on 31st Dec 2010). On the whole, there are markings for four different aircraft.
Only worth to buy if you are keen on the decals or urgently need stretchers or Huey seats.
Thanks to the user "modelldoc" from www.flugzeugforum.de for the permissionm to use the image.
Reviewed by - 27. August 2010
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