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  • Member since
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  • From: clinton twp,mi
Marine version of black hawk
Posted by humper491 on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:29 AM

 years ago i built acadamy's 1/35th pave hawk in my own way and call it the "humper-hawk". a goofy camo pattern(gray/green/tan outlined in black), i was being silly.               last year i gained a new neighbor recently out of the Corps, our daughter's became friends before we met. while showing him my armor and a/c, he focused on the 'humper-hawk', the expresion on his face.... so of course i offered to build one for him.

 i have acadamy's 1/35th uh-60l as a starting point.i've asked him for pictures, but understood, he really doesn't want to show me them.                                                       thanks for bearing with me, question is where can i find decals for any Marine black hawk? i've found some pictures online of the basic interior, but i'd like to put Marine decals instead of the Army's.

any suggestions?

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:29 PM

That would be an interesting model.

You may just have to cobble up sheets with squadron numbers from another sheet. MAW decals used to have a great sheet for 1/35 UH-1s. HMLA-367 if I recall. 


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Posted by fermis on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:25 PM

For a Marine Blackhawk....there's ONE option.

HMX-1 Presidential transport.

This would be the UH-60N Seahawk variant (so I read).

As far as I know, the only current USMC helo's are UH-1, AH-1, CH-46, CH-53 and the Osprey(if ya wanna call that a helo).

Slapping some spare "Marines" decals would be'd look cool!

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Posted by humper491 on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:22 PM

 dam, i din't even see those when i was looking...  i shoulda been more specific on the era, 2005-2012. 

 like i said, he didn't ask, let alone commision a build(i'd have to turn that over to you!!!)  just a nice gesture of gratitude for what he went through, look at it and say 'hey, that clown i lived down the street from built this for me' :)

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Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:59 PM

I'll second what fermis wrote.  The only H-60's operated by the Marine Corps are the Presidential/VIP transports of HMX-1.  

However, given the nature of joint forces operations, his unit could've utilized aircraft from the other services to include H-60 Blackhawks or Seahawks.  As an example, my Marine Corps Heavy Helicopter Squadron worked closely with Army infantry units in East Africa in 2005.   

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:25 PM

Yup, the Marines stayed with the Huey family, and keep upgrading it. The Army replaced the Huey with the Blackhawks, and retired their Hueys long ago.


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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:56 AM

As the others have said, other than HMX-1s VIP transport VH-60s, the USMC does not operate any H-60 Hawks at all.  

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Posted by J.H. Primm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:33 PM

Actually The Army Flight Test Directorate (AFTD) at Redstone Arsenal didn't get rid of their UH-1s until last year...

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