What I present to
you is the mythical Huey as it served in the Chilean air-force (FACH), during
the 1982 ferry flight from the Atacama desert (north of Chile) to Punta Arenas
(south of Chile.... check it on a map... hell of a flight). The kit was made
with no aftermarket what so ever and hardly any scratch-made pieces were used.
The paint path has taken from the Multimodel 'IROQUIOS' dossier, and the colors
used were 63,65 and 119 Humbrol, all covered with 'Future' floor wax.
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The Huey's had been
in the FACH inventory since 1970 and marked a milestone in the helicopter
force, it took part in the rescue of the Uruguayan rugby team lost in the Andes
in 1972 during an tragic plane crash (13 October) and were only rescued on the
22 of October by two Chilean Hueys operating way above their service ceiling,
and were ready to fight, armed with rocket launchers and .50 cal guns
during the '78 crisis with Argentina.
Today they still fly
on a regular basis on rescue missions and are the back bone of the FACH's