Bell AH-1W Whiskey Cobra Attack Helicopter (NTS Exhaust Nozzle) "U.S Marine Corps, Squadron 267, Final Flight of the AH-1W, Camp Pendleton" (23 March 2012) 1/48 Diecast Model by Forces of Valor
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- Brand new 1/48 scale diecast model of Bell AH-1W Whiskey Cobra Attack Helicopter (NTS Exhaust Nozzle) "U.S Marine Corps, Squadron 267, Final Flight of the AH-1W, Camp Pendleton" (23 March 2012) die cast model by Forces of Valor.
- Brand new box.
- Detailed exterior.
- True-to-scale detail.
- Includes display stand.
- Realistic engine details.
- Officially licensed product.
- Pilot cockpit details with opening.
- Dual-metal ball bearing rotor structure.
- Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
- Dimensions approximately L-11, W-2.75, H-3.5 inches.
- Over 50 highly detailed stencils across helicopter surface.
- Moving parts including: rotor, canopy, engine details and elevator.
- Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
- Hobby grade weapon sets: M260, M261 rocket launcher, tow missile and hellfire missiles.
- It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life helicopter.
- HISTORY ASPECTS:
- The Bell AH-1W "Whiskey Cobra" is a two-bladed, twin-engine attack helicopter developed from the Vietnam-era AH-1G HueyCobra. It entered service with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 1986, and served in various conflicts including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
- In 2020, the USMC retired the AH-1W after over three decades of service. The last operational flight of the AH-1W took place on October 14, 2020, by the USMC's Squadron 267 at Camp Pendleton, California.
- The AH-1W was known for its versatility, speed, and agility, and was a vital asset to the USMC in close air support, armed reconnaissance, and anti-armor operations.
- The 1:48 scale model of the Bell AH-1W "Whiskey Cobra" in the livery of Squadron 267's "Final flight of the AH-1W" is a tribute to the helicopter's distinguished service record with the USMC. The model captures the details of the helicopter's NTS (noise and thermal suppression) exhaust nozzle, which allowed it to operate more effectively in urban environments. With its precise attention to detail, this model is a must-have for aviation enthusiasts and collectors alike.
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AH-1W Whiskey Cobra