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What type of UH-1 was used in Rambo II?

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What type of UH-1 was used in Rambo II?
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 08, 2017 2:15 PM

Just finished watching Rambo II when he goes to rescue MIA POWs in Vietnam. Haven't seen it in years. I built the old river gunboat and very poor UH-1 Hog by Monogram way back when. I know the large scale 1/24 UH-1 they also reboxed wasn't the right one either.

I know it was filmed in Mexico using the Mexican Air Force for assistance. Even the ground crew, ambulances and support vehicles use Mexican roundels.

I did some searching and find it being called a UH-1N. Which kit is best to represent this movie prop? With this in mind, being the most accurate version isn't important, just one that would fit the bill, preferably in 1/48 scale.

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:40 PM

Italeri makes a quarter-scale UH-1N/Bell 212 that might make a good starting point for a project like this, Rob. You can find an example here:

 

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Model_Aircraft/ITL00002692/product.php?gclid=CjwKCAjwmefOBRBJEiwAf7DstJTsEN9dmpTGKoMFYU5RndWP_OMbkK1EeKo5SPUhkp1Ux_WvoqPQTRoCx54QAvD_BwE

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 08, 2017 10:07 PM
Thanks, I figured Revell Germany and/or Italeri would be the answer.
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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, October 08, 2017 10:17 PM

Which is the first twin engined version.

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, October 09, 2017 3:16 PM

KnightTemplar5150

Italeri makes a quarter-scale UH-1N/Bell 212 that might make a good starting point for a project like this, Rob. You can find an example here:

 

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Model_Aircraft/ITL00002692/product.php?gclid=CjwKCAjwmefOBRBJEiwAf7DstJTsEN9dmpTGKoMFYU5RndWP_OMbkK1EeKo5SPUhkp1Ux_WvoqPQTRoCx54QAvD_BwE

 

 

Was looking at that here once. Way less$ 

https://www.hobbylinc.com/italeri-bell-ab212:uh1n-plastic-model-helicopter-kit-1:48-scale-552692

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:45 AM

I was just looking around at some builds on that new Kitty Hawk UH-1D kit. Thing looks really special.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:19 PM

Hello!

I didn't see any builds of the new baby yet, but if it's really this good and you want to get funky, you might transplant the Italeri engines on the -D fuselage - that could get you a nice model! On the Italeri choppers the fuselage is always the same, just different parts for the engines. Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:02 PM

Pawel

I didn't see any builds of the new baby yet, but if it's really this good and you want to get funky, you might transplant the Italeri engines on the -D fuselage - that could get you a nice model!

The Kitty Hawk UH-1D is really nice, just not my scale.  They are supposed to do one in 1/35, eventually.  I can't wait to see how that one looks.

Here are a couple builds of it.

Aussie Air Force UH-1H   http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/300692-148-kittyhawk-uh-1h-9-sqn-raaf/

US Army UH-1D   http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/299774-kitty-hawk-148th-scale-uh-1d-finished/

It also wouldn't work to just slap the Italeri N parts on the KH D model to make a nice N model.  Firstly, the Italeri parts are nowhere near as nice as the KH ones.  You would also need to add a lot more than just the engine area.  The N has a different nose, new main and tail rotor blades, a different instrument panel, etc., etc., etc...  It is not just a dual engined UH-1D.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:13 PM

Doesn't the 212 have a longer fuselage too?

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:18 PM

OK, Gino - you're right, I have forgotten about those other mods.

1:48 is not my scale either. I'd like to have it 1:35 or 1:72. I don't know if 1:72 is anywhere near likely?

Thanks for the correction and have a nice day

Paweł

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www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:27 PM

GMorrison

Doesn't the 212 have a longer fuselage too? 

No, the fuselage is the same basic length and other dimensions, the new pointy nose makes it look longer though.  All the long-bodied Hueys (D, H, & N) had the same fuselage and tail length.  The below chart shows the different versions and how they add up in legth pretty well.

 

 

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:25 PM

Yes it sure does. Thanks, Gino.

In a non- operational way, I never had too much love for that helicopter, compared to some of the Army ones that came before.

I have a number of friends who flew them in Vietnam.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:04 AM

HeavyArty
 
Pawel

I didn't see any builds of the new baby yet, but if it's really this good and you want to get funky, you might transplant the Italeri engines on the -D fuselage - that could get you a nice model!

 

The Kitty Hawk UH-1D is really nice, just not my scale.  They are supposed to do one in 1/35, eventually.  I can't wait to see how that one looks.

Here are a couple builds of it.

Aussie Air Force UH-1H   http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/300692-148-kittyhawk-uh-1h-9-sqn-raaf/

US Army UH-1D   http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/299774-kitty-hawk-148th-scale-uh-1d-finished/

It also wouldn't work to just slap the Italeri N parts on the KH D model to make a nice N model.  Firstly, the Italeri parts are nowhere near as nice as the KH ones.  You would also need to add a lot more than just the engine area.  The N has a different nose, new main and tail rotor blades, a different instrument panel, etc., etc., etc...  It is not just a dual engined UH-1D.

 

Those are both really nice builds.  It takes some work to build museum quality Hueys out of the kits that are available and those two are something special!

 

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:37 PM

HeavyArty

 

 
GMorrison

Doesn't the 212 have a longer fuselage too? 

 

 

No, the fuselage is the same basic length and other dimensions, the new pointy nose makes it look longer though.  All the long-bodied Hueys (D, H, & N) had the same fuselage and tail length.  The below chart shows the different versions and how they add up in legth pretty well.

 

 

 

Well now you got me curious as to what my rides were. I never paid much attention but see now a huge diff in the door layouts even though they were never closed. Gotta go look at some old pics. 

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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