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1:48 Cobra AH-1G + Bronco OV-10A with US Pilots & Ground Personnel and US Helicopter Pilots , Forward base

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1:48 Cobra AH-1G + Bronco OV-10A with US Pilots & Ground Personnel and US Helicopter Pilots , Forward base

The intense nature of the fighting in Vietnam required a quick response from the aviation, which was involved in the direct support of the troops. Bronco light attack aircraft and AH-1G attack helicopters fully met these requirements. Thus, the OV-10A Bronco planes in a certain period of the war were able to reduce the time of approach to the combat zone to five minutes, and in many ways this was possible due to the location of airfields near the areas where hostilities were conducted. Airfields thus became advanced bases for strike aircraft. Initially, the OV-10A Bronco was used as a surveillance and guidance aircraft, but the lack of strong air defense by the enemy for some time allowed their use as light attack aircraft. At the same time, the planes were inferior in maneuverability and accuracy of the impression of targets to helicopters, which, in turn, could be based on the same airfield as the Bronco. This was the case, for example, at the air base in Da Nang, also the OV-10A-equipped VAL-4 “Black Ponies” squadron was based on the same airfield with helicopters. Among the helicopters in Vietnam, the AH-1G Huey Cobra attack helicopters have proven themselves well. Demonstrating excellent survivability, they also had high firepower – it was not for nothing that the term “air artillery” was born in relation to attack helicopters. It should also be noted that the basing of airfields near the areas of hostilities significantly increased the danger of an attack on them, there were cases when the airfields were even hit by mortars and grenade launchers. Therefore, the Americans were forced to pay considerable attention to the issues of protecting air bases.

TIME PERIOD: After 1950
  • АН-1 G 66-15262 "Hulk", Company D, 227th АНВ, 1st Cavalry Division, PhuocVinh, Summer 1970
  • АН-1 G 68-17068 "Cindy Ann", 1 st Sqn, 9th Cav, Phuoc Vinh, August 1970
  • АН-1 G 68-17077 "Corsair", Company D, 227th АНВ, 1 st Cavalry Division, Lai Khe 1970
  • АН-1 G 68-15101, Н Troop, 1 Oth Cav, Pleiku, Autumn 1972
BOX SIZE: 410 x 260 x 55 mm

Additional Information

Article No ICM48303
Article No of Manufacturer 48303
Аvailability AVAILABLE
Colour For colouring
Scale 1:48
Manufacturer ICM
Brand No
Series No
EAN 4823044408641
Material Polystyrene (plastic).
Epoch 1955-1975 Vietnam War
Age recommendation Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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Package content:

Plastic scale model kit made of polystyrene, an exact detailed replica of the real model.

Assembly instructions and decals included (water adhesive decals) The model comes unassembled and unpainted and requires glue and paints to be finished. Unless stated on the box the kit does not contain paints, glue, and brushes.

Additional products:

You can find the necessary paints and spraysglues and decal softenersprimers, surfacers and puttiestoolsbrushes in Modeling materials.

For further detailing such you can find various photo-etched parts and resin details.