Heli-Kit News #79, 06-Mar-00
1. ESCI have re-released #9073, their 1:72 Kamov Ka-50 Hokum (US Dept. of Defense best-guess version). Hopefully this means that the long-awaited re-issue of their 1:72 UH-1H isn't too far away.
2. A test-shot of the sprues for the new 1:72 Italeri AB.204 shows the following features:
3. The 1:72 AH-56A Cheyenne from Miku Model is now scheduled for release within the next two weeks. The other 1:72 Cheyenne, from RVHP, will not be along until the autumn.
- The tail-boom of the UH-1B mold has been elongated by chopping the original boom half-way along and adding parts for a new extended tail.
- Despite extending the fuselage, the main rotor is again the incorrect short and narrow one as seen on the Italeri UH-1B and UH-1C.
- The horizontal stabilisers are the same as before, although for many subjects the enlarged ones typical of an UH-1C are needed.
- Two options are provided for the 'doghouse' / engine covers, one represents the RR Gnome H1200 as used on the AB-204, the other is correct for the USAF's TH-1F, UH-1F and UH-1P.
- A rescue hoist is included (the Agusta one) but no stretchers, cargo area seats, snow-skids, inflatable floats or other extras are included.
4. Coming soon in 'The IAF Aircraft Series', publishers of the recent book on the KFIR, will be another entitled 'IAF Light Helicopters'.
Thanks to Petr Zaoral, Luca Beato, & Pete Tasker.