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UH-1B Hog (VUSBX02) UH-1B Hog (VUSBX02)
with one UH-1B Hog, optional armaments for UH-1B Heavy Hog, plastic flight stand, Plastic rotor sprue, four rare earth magnets and one Helicopter decal sheet.

The versatile Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter quickly gained the nickname ‘Huey’ from its initials, along with rockets and machine-guns as armament. The resulting aircraft were known as ‘Hogs’ as the extra weight of the armament made them slow and sluggish to fly—the transport helicopters had to fly slowly to allow them to keep up!

Despite any problems, the Hogs were essential for airmobile combat. Hogs operating as aerial artillery saturated landing zones with rockets before the passenger-carrying slicks went in, and the firepower of Hog gunships smashed Vietnamese attacks time and again. As time went on the range of armament options for the Hog increased making it even more versatile.

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UH-1B Hog (VUSBX02)
UH-1B Hog Specifications

Crew: 4
Weight: 2.0 tonnes
Length: Fuselage 12.0m (39’ 7”); Overall 15.0m (49’ 3”)
Width: 4.2m (13’ 8”)
Height: 4.4m (13’ 7”)
Rotor: 13.4m (44’)
Engine: Lycoming T53 (960 shp)
Speed: 150 km/h (80 knots, 92 mph)
Rate of Climb: 13.5ms-1 (2660 ft/min)
Range: 420 km (260 miles)

Below: The UH-1B Hog decal sheet.

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Below: An example of a UH-1B Hog.
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External Weapon Loads For The UH-1B Hog
UH-1B Hog UH-1B Heavy Hog UH-1B Frog
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The standard armament load for the UH-1B Hog was a pair of M134 six-barrelled miniguns on swivelling mounts and a pair of M157 seven-barrelled 2.75” rocket launchers. Aerial rocket artillery batteries used the Heavy Hog mounting two 24-barrelled 2.75” rocket launchers. The armament of UH-1B Heavy Hog was later strengthened with an M5 40mm grenade launcher mounted under the chin. This version maintained the two 24-barrelled 2.75” rocket launchers and was known as the UH-1B Frog
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The UH-1B Hog in Flames Of War Vietnam
      Armour
   
Team Mobility Front Side Top Notes
Weapon
Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower  
UH-1B Hog Gunship
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Two Door MG
16"/40cm
3
2
6
Side mounted.
Twin M134 minigun MG
16"/40cm 8
2
6
Hull mounted.
M157 rocket launcher
24"/60cm
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4
4+
14 tubes, one use.
UH-1B Heavy Hog Gunship -
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Two Door MG 16"/40cm 3 2 6 Side mounted.
M3 rocket launcher
24"/60cm -
4 4+ 48 tubes.
UH-1B Frog Gunship
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Two Door MG 16"/40cm 3 2 6 Side mounted.
M3 rocket launcher 24"/60cm - 4 4+ 48 tubes.
M5 grenade launcher MG
16"/40cm 3
3
4+
Chin turret.
Below: An example of a UH-1B Heavy Hog.
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The Plastic Flight Stand & Rotors
Included in the box set are the plastic flight stand and rotors. Both of which are much improved designs over previous versions. The flight stand is much stronger and more stable than the previous version and can not only be used with just the Hueycobra but other Flames Of War aircraft too. The plastic rotors have been designed to be much lighter the previous versions and easier to assemble and attach to the miniature using the rare earth magnets included in the box set.
Below: The plastic flight stand sprue. Below: The fully-assembled flight stand. Below: The plastic rotor sprue.
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Below: The fully-assembled UH-1B Hog main rotor.
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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell & Casey Davies
Rotors and Flying Stand designed by Casey Davies 

Below: An example of the UH-1B Frog.
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The UH-1B Hog Moves In For The Kill
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Contents of the UH-1B Hog Box Set
Contact the customer service team at [email protected] if you have any issues with any of the components.
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Description of Components
a. 4x Rare earth magnets.
b. 1x Tail rotor mount.
c. 1x M5 grenade launcher MG.
d. 2x M3 rocket launcher pods.
e.
2x UH-1B Hog weapons sprues.
f. 1x Landing skid.
g. 1x Tailplane sprue.
h. 1x Engine piece.
i. 1x Resin body section.
j. 1x Resin tail section.
Plastic Rotor Sprue Plastic Flight Stand Helicopter Decal Sheet
a. 1x Plastic rotor sprue. a. 1x Plastic flight stand. a. 1x Helicopter decal sheet.
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Assembling The Flight Stand
Step 1. Cut the parts of the flight stand off the plastic sprue and clean them up. The best way to cut the parts off the sprue is with a sharp hobby knife or a pair of hobby cutters.
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Step 2. Attach to stalk to the flight stand base.

Tip: When assembling the flight stand it is best to use hobby glue especially formulated for plastics. However, Super Glue can be used if you don't have access to specific plastic hobby glue.
Step 3. Add the magnet cap to the top of the stalk. Casey has done another excellent job working with Evan to create an excellent system of attaching the flight stand to the bottom of the helicopter.

Note: The cap fits snugly to the top of the stalk, so only use a very small amount of glue to hold the magnet cap in place.

Step 4. The cap has a recess designed for the supplied magnets. The cap is designed especially to work in conjunction with the recess on the bottom of the helicopters and the magnets to create a solid connection between the stand and helicopter.

Note: The cap also a two tabs to match the two slots on the bottom of the helicopters.

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How The Flight Stand, Magnets, and Helicopter Work Together
Step 1. The bottom of the UH-1B has a recess for a magnet and slots to match with the tabs on the cap. Step 2. A magnet is the glued in the recess. Make sure the polarities match. Step 3. Mated perfectly; the flight stand, helicopter and magnets create a solid, stable connection.
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Assembling The Rotors
Step 1. Begin by cutting the parts off the plastic sprue.

Tip: The best way to cut the parts off the sprue is with a sharp hobby knife, some of the parts a quite delicate so using a pair of hobby cutter could damage these parts.

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Step 2. Once all the required parts are off the sprue, carefully cut off any excess sprue with your hobby knife.
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Tip: Before starting to assemble the rotors, attach the rotor mast to block of wood, an empty paint pot etc. This will give you something to hang onto while completing the assemble process. Step 3. Next are the main rotor blades. There is an upper and lower rotor blade. The upper rotor blade can be is seen in the lower portion of the photo. Below: The rotors need to be correctly orientated as shown in the example below.
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Step 4. Since Casey did such an outstanding job with the design of the rotors, the parts fit together extremely well so you will only need a very small amount of hobby glue to fix the rotors into place. Step 5. Once the lower rotor is in place, you can how attach the upper rotor; ensuring that you have the rotors correctly orientated.
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Step 6. Finally, attach the rotor stabilising bar. Below: With the rotor stabilising bar in place, the main rotor is fully-assembled.
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Assembling The Huey
Step 1. Begin by joining the two resin sections together. Below: Both resin sections now joined.
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Step 2. Next, attach the landing skid to the underneath of the body section.
Below: The landing skid in place.
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Step 2. Next, attach the engine piece to the top of the body section. Step 3. Time to attach the tailplanes to the tail section.
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Below: Both of the tailplanes attached to the tail section.
Step 4. Next, attach to tail rotor mount to the tail section.
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Below: The tail rotor mount attached to the tail section.
Step 5. Attached the tail rotor to the tail rotor mount.
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Step 6. For the main rotor, attach a rare earth magnet into the recess in the engine piece. Step 7. The rare earth magnet in the recess is then paired up with its mate attached to the main rotor itself.
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Below: The rare earth magnets make it much simpler to attachment the main rotors and allows for easy removal when in comes to transporting the miniature. Step 8. Time to add the weapons load outs; there are three included in the box set. First, the UH-1B Heavy Hog which is armed with two M3 rocket launchers.
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Below: An example of the M3 rocket launcher attached to the side of the UH-1B Heavy Hog. Below: The UH-1B Heavy Hog armed with two M3 rocket launchers.
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Step 9. The UH-1B Frog is very similar to the UH-1B Heavy Hog; in addition to the M3 rocket launchers the UH-1B Frog is armed with a M5 grenade launcher MG attached to the underside of the nose. Below: The UH-1B Frog armed with two M3 rocket launchers and a M5 grenade launcher MG.
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Step 10. The final version is the UH-1B Hog armed with two M134 miniguns and two M157 rocket launchers. Each rocket pod and minigun assembly attached to the side of the body secton.
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Below: Examples of the rocket pods and miniguns attached to the side of the body section.
Step 11. The trickiest task of assembling the UH-1B Hog to the ammunition feed chutes. Each chutes needs to be bent in a way to exit the body section and enter the minigun correctly.
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Below: Where the ammunition feed chute exits the body section.
Below: Where the ammunition feed chute enters the minigun.
Step 12. Gently bend each ammunition feed chute into the required shape.
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Tip: Warm each ammunition feed chute but holding it between you fingers. This will help reduce the chance of any breakages.

Note: Bending the ammunition feed chutes into the correct shape will test even the most experienced modeller patiences. However, take your time and you will be rewarded with a well presented miniature.

Below:
The two ammunition feed chutes ready to be attached to the body section and miniguns.

Step 13. Attach each ammunition feed chute to the body section and minigun.
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Below: The other ammunition feed chute attached to the body section and the minigun. Below: The UH-1B Hog armed with two M157 rocket launchers and two M134 miniguns. Below: With the weapons in place, the UH-1B Hog is ready for painting.
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Last Updated On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront