The Bell UH-1Y Venom is a twin-engine medium size utility helicopter, part of the United States Marine Corps’ H-1 upgrade program. The UH-1Y is currently in full-rate production to replace the USMC’s aging fleet of UH-1N Twin Huey light utility helicopters first introduced in the early 1970s. The UH-1Y was to have been remanufactured from UH-1Ns, but in 2005 it was approved for the aircraft to be built as new. Kit features fine surface detail, detailed cockpit and cabin, position able cockpit and main cabin doors, highly detailed fuselage with optional open or closed door, landing skid, under chin thermal imaging turret, 2-piece (4) blade rotor and 1-piece 3-blade tail rotor, clear parts (windshield, windows, doors, FLIR, lights), photo etch parts (seatbelt harness’s, ventilation screens, exhaust panel), M197 3-barreled Gatling, Hydra 70 rocket pods, machine gun. Decals and color markings for (4) helicopters: USA Marines, No.06; HMLA-167 Warriors USMC JP-1293; USA Marines CORPS and USA Marines, 168427, HMLA-269 – includes instrument panel and consoles.
- 1:48 Scale kit, Photo Etched brass and Decal, Paint or Tools or Glue are not included with kit
- Paint suggested: Clear Green, Silver, Flat Black, Lt Gray, Olive Green, Med Sea Gray, Clear Red and White
- Tools: sprue cutter, long nose pliers, small files, pin vise & scissors, Side cutters, Tweezers, Modeling knife, Soft cloth/sandpaper, Glue, Super Glue