Eurocopter EC 145 Police/ Gendarmerie
(Revell - Nr. 04653)
Well, what we have now is basically the well known kit of the Eurocopter EC-145 in 1:72 scale. Revell added the passenger seats and the little sprue which contains parts for the SÚcuritÚ Civile version which was already included there. The only items the modeler needs from this are the hoist and the canvas seats for the French aircraft.
The medical equipment from the ADAC/ REGA boxings is not found in this variant.
Furthermore, they bagged also the additional sprue from the EC-635 which was released last year. The modeler is supposed to take tha cargo hook, cable cutters, antennae and settling protectors from this one.
Surprisingly, Revell also offers a completely new sprue which was not seen before. It carries the title "EC-135 Acessoires". It contains loudspeakers, FLIR turret, another Skid step with SX-16 Nightsun and, strinkingly, a high skid gear for an EC-135.
Actually this particular sprue comes a bit late as it carries THE missing parts in the EC-135 Austrian/ German Federal Police boxing.
The well printed decal sheet allows the D-HHEC "Ibis 3" from the Police Helicopter Wing of Hessen, Germany and the "JBG" of the Gemdarmerie Nationale based at Chamonix, France. Both from Summer 2010.
Summary: well engineered kit with crisp details, interesting options and lots of parts for your spares box. The amount of different seats, police equipment, floats etc. allows the modeler to "individualize" the kit according to his taste.
Reviewed by Felix Troschier - 02. March 2011
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