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Bell UH-1Y Venom US MARINES Scale Model Helicopter

Bell UH-1Y Venom US MARINES Scale Model Helicopter

Item# : SMHB1Y

Manufacturer : Bell Helicopter

Length : 12.21"

This model will be delivered to you exactly as shown in the photographs, except for your personalized inscription plate. Please note delivery times. If you would like to customize this model, or any other model with your markings, colors and numbers, order our Custom Model.

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Retail Price: $299.95
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Product Overview

The Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter is the result of the U. S. Marine Corp’s H-1 upgrade program. Due to numerous additions and upgrades, the aging UH-1N fleet could barely lift off with its crew, fuel and munitions, so in 1996, the Marines signed a contract with Bell Helicopter to upgrade 100 UH-1N helicopters to the UH-1Y design and 180 AH-1W helicopters to the AH-1Z design. This created completely modernized attack and utility helicopters with commonality to reduce operating costs. The UH-1Y and the AH-1Z share the same tail boom, engines, rotor system, drive train, avionics architecture, software, controls and displays for over 84% identical components. Originally the UH-1Y was to be remanufactured from existing UH-1N airframes, but in 2005 approval was given to build new airframes instead. The new UH-1Y Venom helicopters has an almost 125% increased payload, 50% more range, a reduction in vibration, and a higher cruise speed. UH-1Y’s and AH-1Z’s completed final operational evaluations on 8 August, 2008 and were deployed for the first time in January 2009. All UH-1N helicopters were formally retired by the Marines in August 2014, making the UH-1Y the Marine Corps’ standard utility helicopter.

Factory Direct Models introduce this Bell UH-1Y Venom US MARINES Model. This Aviation Collectible Bell UH-1Y Venom US MARINES Model was handcrafted from the finest Philippine Mahogany and was sealed to last for generations. Working from our library of blueprints, reference materials and their exact photographs, Factory Direct Models master artisans recreated this famous commercial aircraft into an amazing detailed Model Airplane Replica.

This Bell UH-1Y Venom US MARINES Model comes with a detachable high gloss black stand, a Laminated Logo and an Personalized Inscription Plaque that adds beauty to this collectible wooden airplane.

Your model will be made exactly as shown in the photographs. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit Our Custom Model Gallery section of our website to commission a personalized model to be built.

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Factory Direct Models has been supplying custom made models to the world’s most accomplished aircraft and ship manufacturers for over 25 years. Dedication and the relentless pursuit of perfection is what differentiates FDM from every other model builder. Our award winning customer service team will assist you with your order from the very beginning until your completed model is delivered to your door in its foam fitted shipping box. Our attention to detail and unmatched quality is why many of the world’s leading aerospace companies trust and work with FDM. Just as their standards are high, so are ours. Experience the FDM Difference.

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