News Revell jan 2011: Helicopter

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04653 EC145 ‘Polizei/Gendarmerie’

EC145 'Polizei/Gendarmerie'

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 02/2011
No. of parts 80
Length 140 mm
Rotor diameter 152 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Medium helicopter
Year/Period 2003
Origin D
Engine capacity 2 x 574 kW
Speed 268 km/h

The EC145 is a medium twin-engine helicopter that was developed jointly by Eurocopter and the Japanese firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries. In addition to use for air rescue flights, the EC145 is also used by the German Police for surveillance and transport purposes. Equipped with the latest technology, the EC145 helicopters of the Hesse police helicopter unit are primarily used for air search and tracking, rescue and salvage operations. The French Gendarmerie also uses this type of helicopter in large numbers.

04654 Bell AB212

Bell AB212

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 03/2011
No. of parts 80
Length 242 mm
Rotor diameter 201 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Transport helicopter
Year/Period 1971
Origin USA
Engine capacity 2 x 671 kW
Speed 240 km/h

Derived from the successful model AB205, Bell developed this twin-engine version AB212 with extensive modifications. Since 1973 the Bell 212 has also been used by the German frontier protection service as a transporter for police and special forces. In the Netherlands this type is also used for sea area surveillance and as a rescue helicopter.

64444 Model Set Bell UH-1D “SAR”

Model Set Bell UH-1D

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 01/2011
No. of parts 115
Length 175 mm
Rotor diameter 199 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Standard helicopter of the army
Year/Period 1961
Origin USA
Engine capacity 1.100 WPS
Power Plant Avro Lycoming shaft turbine

The UH-1D, at over 7000 so far, is the helicopter built in the greatest numbers in the western world. It has an outstanding reputation, is reputed to be one of the safest aircraft and, with two large sliding side doors, can also carry bulky loads. The German air force uses the UH-1Ds primarily for SAR missions which also enables them to comply with international safety obligations.

Model-details:
– Detailed fuselage
– Movable main rotor
– Interior with seats and instrument panel
– Optional racks with stretchers
– Cable deflector and antennae
– Decals for 2 German air force versions

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