This is a 1/72 Bell AH-1W "Whiskey", Super Cobra Helicopter from Italeri.During the Vietnam War, it quickly became apparent that troop carrying helicopters required some kind of armed escort. The AH-1 Cobra was intended to be a stopgap measure to meet this need while a new aircraft could be designed.As a result, the A ...Read more
During the Vietnam War, it quickly became apparent that troop carrying helicopters required some kind of armed escort. The AH-1 Cobra was intended to be a stopgap measure to meet this need while a new aircraft could be designed.
As a result, the AH-1 had many parts in common with the UH-1 Huey. However, the Cobra was such a success that it is still in use today and the proposed replacement, the AH-56 Commanche, was canceled. The AH-1W is a navalized twin engine version of the Cobra and is used exclusively by the U.S. Marine Corps for close air support of ground troops.
FEATURES: Detailed 1/72nd scale for static display only.
71 parts in lt. grey and clear with fine raised panel lines.
Detailed intakes and jet exhausts.
Interior detail: Single piece tandem cockpit tub with separate instrument panels, cyclic controls, and gunsight.
Detailed laser turret, 20mm cannon, rocket pods and TOW missile launchers.
Ordnance includes Hellfire missiles and rocket pods.
MARKING OPTIONS: Single decal sheet with markings for 1 aircraft:
1: AH-1W, S/N 162532, US Marine Corps.
1: Overall Lt. Ghost Grey, Dk. Green, Black camouflage.
Additional Paints Required:
Flat: Black, White, Lt. Green, Flesh, Dk. Grey, Aluminum.
Gloss: Silver, Steel, Yellow, Red, Blue.
INCLUDES: One 1/72 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter Kit
Paint (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Liquid Plastic Cement
CA or Tube Type (thick) Plastic Cement
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Associated Accessories
SPECS: Scale: 1/72
Rotor Diameter: 8-1/4"
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