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I need help again...UH-1D Vietnam
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 5:32 PM


Seems like I have more questions than answers on this website. Again thanks to all that have helped.

I am working on a Medevac UH-1D that my Dad flew in Vietnam. This is for his birthday. I am trying to be as accurate as possible. I am building the Italeri 1/48 D model Slick kit and will add the Medevac details.

Does anyone know of a good reference site for the Huey? I have searched the internet for reference material circa Vietnam and a majority of the pictures are in black and white. I know that it is not a difficult build but I do have a question and I am sure that I will have more. The kit says that the interior is pale green but I was under the impression that it was light grey.?

Unfortunately I cannot go to my parents house to snoop for photos as he might catch on to what I am doing.

So is there a good website? I do not have time to get a "walkaround book" if one exists, I would have to order it and I only have a few weeks to get it completed. I am an airline pilot so I am gone 4 days a week.

Is the interior grey or pale green?

Thanks a lot,
Steve
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Posted by Cobrahistorian on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:01 PM
Steve,

A good reference website is the Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network (vhfcn.org). If you scroll down on their home page and click on unit links, you should find a ton of unit association websites with tons of photographs. Lots of really great stuff there.

Hope that helps!
"1-6 is in hot"
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:42 PM
Steve,
All the Huey's I've crewed or seen have been light grey interiors with the exception of more recent aircraft. In that case the cockpit area was black to be NVG compatible. The cargo area remained light grey. I've never seen a Huey with a green interior.
Paul
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:52 PM
Steve,

Not sure of Vietnam era colors but I've flown the UH-1H and the color was a zinc chromate green. Note sure how to describe color but it was a "yellow-green" pigment. The "grey" color came from the sound proofing that was attached to the interior walls of the aircraft. Seat were an olive drab to field green color. Floor was a brushed grey color. Memory is not as good as it could be but this is the best I can remember. Jon's site above is pretty good also. Quick review under Google using UH-1, photo, pictures gave quite a few hits. Good site was http://www.a101avn.org/ . Hope this helped.

Wade
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 7:53 PM
I thought the green interior sounded kind of odd.

Steve
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Posted by DBFSS385 on Monday, October 27, 2003 9:39 AM
Steve
Wade is correct. My memories are of Chrom green covered by insulation also UH 1C
but all were more or less in that area of color..Most paint on floors was worn to Bare Alum. and most were stained after a while in the bush.
Walt
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 27, 2003 10:48 AM
Great, thanks a lot for the tips. Also, the sites that you all have listed have been a great help as well.

Thanks again,
Steve
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  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Monday, October 27, 2003 5:06 PM
This might help.

Aside from the isnulation the seats ( aluminum parts and chicken plates) and bulk heads were a med to dark grey.....the floor was most of the time a darker grey ( almost a black color......testors Euro grey is perfect for the Huey floor.

Good luck!Cool [8D]
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