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  1. Yes, for the Marines along with Cobra and Huey’s. AF and USN are in the mix as well. Few months back Boeing just opened a new facility for production.
  2. Small correction, he is still in business just not doing helos anymore.
  3. Jon, You almost make an Apache look good. I like your representation of it. The weathering is very nice on the top of the tail plane.
  4. That would be a pretty good guess. Only other red checked I can think of is a Cobra unit or fixed wing. I feel robbed, I was in Wilmington last Friday across from the battleship and one did not fly by.
  5. To be fair I never made a declarative statement that all birds had the hoist removed. You have to search here but I sure Ray (mostly likely and might have been removed with pb issue) or myself had found and posted a pic of a Marine B.
  6. For this scheme, the only thing wrong is the location listed. Marines had borrowed a handful, 30ish if I recall US Army UH-1Bs. Those where only used for stateside training to replace the UH-1E that where sent to Vietnam to replace losses. Yes, the Marine UH-1E’s had hoists installed on them. However that was only the slick birds. The gun birds had the hoist removed but the cover was still installed.
  7. Fireball is technically not out of business, he has just changed product lines. 1/24-1/25 Auto. Beside the Navy sheet, he had a Delta sheet that had lots of generic extras that could be used. PrintScale made a mixed Huey sheet with B’s as the short body
  8. For the rotor mast, that is yellow chromate primer showing through where the light gray/silver has worn off. I am pretty sure rotorwash has posted about the mast color before. OD/Green did go though changes during the war so depending on the supply chain you could get various shades. In pic one they also replaced the overhead glass with a unpainted part. Don’t know about the Bell 47 but the floats on the Huey behind it looks interesting.
  9. While not a fan of the bird, your representation of it looks very good. I like the paint job and chipping.
  10. Yeah, your SOL on the squadron logo. I think at most Dave had 773 planned for reserve birds. Again old memories so I could be wrong, either way they are not on the street. I would build w/o and go with a newly transferred bird pre new squadron logo and have a new gray patch paint where the squadron logo would go.
  11. Dave probably has more details as he supported them back in the day as I recall but that was mid to late 90’s. This patch is correct to what I recall our XO having when he flew with them. http://www.ustroopgear.com/store/pc/HMLA-775-p5673.htm I just don’t see it on the helo.
  12. Wile E Coyote is the squadron mascot but it appears you can get by without it. Just need grey WR tail codes. Glad to see you around and building something other the ugly Apaches. 😃
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