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Hasegawa Hughes 500MD Defender ‘IDF’

The successful Hughes 500/MD 500 series began life in response to a US Army requirement for a light observation helicopter.Hughes' Model 369 won the contest against competition from Bell and Hiller. The OH-6 Cayuse first flew in February 1963. The 500 series design features shock-absorbing landing skid struts, a turboshaft engine mounted at a 45-degree angle toward the rear of the cabin pod, a fuel tank cell under the floor and the battery in the nose. The

1/48 AH-1F Cobra from Revell Germany

This is my first helicopter model kit in over 20 years. In fact, this was one of my 1st models back in the 80's when it was boxed in the under Monogram brand. The mold has held great over the years and compared to other kits from the era, flash is kept at a minimum, something I can not say about the Revell HUEY HOG kit # 85-5201 which is plagued by flash. As I