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Academy Hughes 500D Police 1/48 Model Kit

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Nice and easy to build, only around 60 pieces, great for a first time modeller or an experienced one. 500’s are the best helicopters so you must add one to your collection

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One of the most nimble helicopters in service today is the Hughes Model 500. This machine is a development of the U.S. Army's OH-6A Cayuse which proved so valuable as an observation and attack helicopter in the Vietnam war. The Model 500 is modified with a T type tail and a five-blade rotor for more quiet operation. The spritely defender can be adapted to handle almost any task.

  • Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in white and clear.
  • The surface of the helicopter is decorated with fully engraved panel lines and rivet detail.
  • Highly detailed cockpit interior includes gauges and controls.
  • Two life-like pilot figurines are included.
  • Rotor assembly delivers heartily in the realism department.
  • Helicopter cockpit is covered with clear plastic that allows close inspection of the interior.
  • As an added bonus a highly detailed police motorcycle and an extra officer are included for the ultimate in diorama authenticity.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly.
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July 23rd, 2013
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