Forces of Valor 84206 US Army Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk Helicopter - 101st Airborne Infantry Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, 2003 (1:48 Scale)
"Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
The Black Hawk is the Army's front-line utility helicopter used for air assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units. It is designed to carry 11 combat-loaded, air assault troops, and is capable of moving a 105-millimeter howitzer and 30 rounds of ammunition. First deployed in 1978, the Black Hawk's advanced technology makes it easy to maintain in the field. In addition, modified Black Hawks operate as command and control, electronic warfare, and special operations platforms.
Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that was flown during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Comes equipped with stubby wings capable of handling various types of ordnance (two auxiliary fuel tanks and two pylons of four Hellfire missiles). Also features sliding side access doors, opening engine compartment, and spinning rotors.
Length: 13 inches
Rotor Span: 16.22 inches
Release Date: July 2004