|HAWKEYE MODELS AUSTRALIA
1/48 RAAF/AAAvn UH-1D/H
Australia Decal sheet AAF-18
This is one of the three sets that Hakweye Models
Australia have that cover the UH-1 in its service in the ADF. This set
covers the camouflaged UH-1 D/H during it's service in the RAAF and AAAvn.
There is also a conversion set available to update the kit to a later
version of the UH-1H involving the exhausts etc.
As usual the set comes in a clear ziplock bag containing all of the
decals and the double sided instruction sheet. The set comes with sufficient
black numbers of various sizes to cover any of the aircraft operated
by the RAAF and AAAvn. You also receive all of the stencil data and a
number of fin markins. The fin markings cover:
9 SQN with black marking representing a Seagull(?);
9 SQN with non-subdued yellow flash and Seagull(?);
35 SQN with orange bar and kangaroo;
5 SQN Black eagle; and
5 Aviation Regt.
To represent some of the aircraft you will need to modify
the aerials on the tail boom amongst other things.
set doesn't cover all of the SQN's that used the Huey. The set misses
out on the tail marking used by 171 Operational Support SQN (OSS) from
1st Aviation Regiment. If you look at the accompanying photo of a
UH-1H from 1 AVN taken during 1990's you will notice that the three colour marking
is in Red/Yellow/Blue of RAEME rather than Red/White/Blue.
The decals are printed on continuous film and are supplied
with a white backing sheet for those areas requiring it.
instruction sheet is a double sided colour sheet with the camouflage
layout on one side and the stencil data layout on the other. As the instruction
sheet says, check references on the exact camouflage scheme of the aircraft
you are modelling as they were not all the same and varied on a number
This set and others are available direct from Clayton Fiander at Hawkeye
Models Australia in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32.